Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

"I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened." ―Donald MillerIn Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful mini...

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Title:Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Author:Donald Miller
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ISBN:0785263705
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:243 pages

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality Reviews

  • Carrie Anne
    Jul 05, 2007
    This is my favorite book in the world, my own personal bible. It's not very long, and offers a lot of insight onto many different topics in life- college, relationships,etc. My whole book is highlighted in amazing quotes and I try to get all my friends to write in my copy as well. It's so great beca...
  • Seth T.
    Jul 10, 2007
    I thought of several different ways in which to begin this review - several witty comparisons that would surely catch the reader's attention. But that was a month and a half ago. See, I started reading Blue Like Jazz on the 20th of July and it is now the 4th of October. I have four pages left and I'...
  • Jason Savage
    Aug 14, 2007
    The problem with Miller, Bell, and this whole Gen X/emerging church/postmodern church movement is that they want to be so much smarter than they are. Truthfully this book is spiritually shallow and leaves me thinking, "yeah, but so what?" I have already wrestled with a lot of the issues raised by Do...
  • Samantha
    Jan 23, 2008
    Instead of critiquing, perhaps let me just share a few of what I found to be some of the most powerful -- powerful because they are written so simply, and so simple in their truth -- lines that provide a glimpse of Miller's style, the beauty of this book, and the beauty of Christian spirituality: "I...
  • Ben
    Jan 01, 2009
    This book was recommended to me by MyFleshSingsOut, who is a very religious goodreads friend. He is a Jerry Falwell loving, hardcore, right wing conservative. He believes the entire old testament word for word: none of it is allegorical to MyFleshSingsOut. He doesn't even believe in evolution. You'v...
  • Tabby
    Apr 23, 2009
    I wish that reviewers on this site would review books for what they are meant to be and not insist that they be something else. "Blue Like Jazz" is not meant to be a deep theological treatise. If you thought it was supposed to be, then of course it doesn't compare to Augustine or C.S. Lewis. Miller'...
  • Greg
    Oct 21, 2009
    Originally this got three stars, now it has one. The more I think about this book the more I realize that it is nearly as noxious as most evangelical attempts at converting someone. What makes Miller really any different from the whorish looking teenage girls mentioned further down? Whorish teenage ...
  • Lyn
    Jul 18, 2011
    Great book, I really like Miller as an author. I loved the scene at the Reed College baccanal where Miller and his Christian friends offered the reverse confessional, brilliant! Even for the non-religious, this book may restore a little faith in humanity.If you find that your faith is somewhat uncon...
  • Maxwell
    May 31, 2014
    I finished this book a few days ago, and I just can't stop thinking about it. It's not a perfect book by any means, but it was perfect for me at this moment in my life. I'm only bummed I waited so long to finally get around to reading it....
  • Maureen
    Jun 23, 2015
    "All great characters in stories are the ones who give their lives to something bigger than themselves."I really enjoyed this book a lot - Donald Miller has a really intriguing writing style and it is hard to put the book down because of it! I loved all of his stories and thoughts on Christianity - ...