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Life Is Mostly Edges

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  10 reviews
One man's backward glance at unexpected lessons, the beauty of relationship, and God's mysterious guiding hand.

Bestselling author and poet Calvin Miller turns his hand to the most moving story of all - his own. The reader is taken through a myriad of experiences of a young man coming of age in mid-20th century America. Following his life into college, seminary, a small loc
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Donovan Martin
I started this just after Christmas. I had the chance to meet Calvin Miller and hear him read a little from this book. His ability to craft a line is amazing. Such a great story teller. I really appreciate this book since he recalls not the mere details of his life but he tries to give an evaluation of what he learned and how it impacted who he became.
Should people write memoirs? If you are Calvin Miller, yes. (or this Calvin Miller). It is a retelling of life through the lens of hope. Perhaps
One of the best memoirs I've read. Miller is a wordsmith and a master storyteller--and he displays both admirably in this moving, funny, sarcastic, deeply reflective, frank and honest peek into his heart and mind. It was spiritually moving; at times theologically eyebrow-raising. Yet again and again there was so much that put words to what I've felt and I found myself being freed from the bondage of reflection that had yet to find words. I was many times put in touch with some of my own feelings ...more
This book was extremely well written, poetic, charming, funny, sad, informative, and freeing to many of the burdensome thoughts I've had about the church and its people. This book is an autobiographical account of Calvin Millers life from his youngest days in the onset of the depression until recent. I found many things to laugh about, a few things to tear up about and many things to think about. He had a very hard life in many ways, and a very satisfying life in many other ways but most importa ...more
Excellent memoir from one of the church's great modern wordsmiths, pastor/professor/poet/author Calvin Miller. From his impoverished childhood in 1940s Oklahoma to a faculty position at the largest seminary in the world, Miller's life has been quite a ride. He takes us along for the journey with unflinching honesty and frequent, well-crafted humor.

Too many times when I read memoirs of esteemed Christian leaders, I walk away thinking, "What a great man that guy is." Because of Miller's authentic
Anita Howard
Great Memoir by wonderful writer

I am trying to decide how much of my love for this book is because I can relate to his life of ministry. No doubt I could relate to some of his struggles in that area. But, I also loved his openness and honesty about his growing up years with the respect to those struggles and hardships. His thoughts on marriage and love have changed my attitudes. Mostly, I love that he is an amazing wordsmith. When you read Calvin Miller, you think, "I wish I had said that!" I hi
Paul Pritschow
Interesting read

Enjoyed his unique perspective on life and admire the way he never gave up,and always maintained a sense of duty to help others learn about Christ.
Dr. Miller is a living legend. His life is one that can never be copied but pastors and writers should strive to be like him. This book tells about his extraordinary life and ministry. I especially like the top paragraph of page 357.
Dottie Parish
This is a delightful autobiographical account of Calvin Miller's life. It is beautifully written, with charming stories and profound ideas about the Christian faith and the church from a down-to-earth pastor.
I love this story of a pastor and all his ups and downs. I like it most because he is talking on your level and because of his beautiful style of writing. His childhood was very interesting too.
Funny, witty, insightful, from a man who knew how the Creator wishes life to be lived.
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Calvin Miller has written over 40 books of popular theology and inspiration. A former pastor, he is professor of preaching and pastoral ministry at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his wife, Joyce, have two grown children.
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