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Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
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Mar 22, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: faith-building, thought-provoking, 2009
Recommended to Lori by: several friends
Read in December, 2009

Thought provoking - though he is definitely no C.S. Lewis but he doesn't claim to be. I found myself thinking back on this one even though I disagree with several of his points. I enjoyed being challenged from a different perspective that occasionally caught me off guard. I very much enjoyed his casual approach to his topics, kind of like hanging out with a good friend who says, "You know, I was thinking..." It has made makes me re-evaluate some of my perspectives and has forced me to consider that some of my positions on issues may be more culturally than scripturally grounded.

This wasn't earth-shattering, ground-breaking new revelation, but musings (Nonreligious thoughts!) shared in a real, down-to-earth style that touched on thoughts/issues/feelings dealt with by most anyone who has honestly examined their faith. I thought it definitely worth a read and have enjoyed several discussions with friends that were sparked by points he mentioned. I thoroughly recommend any book that gets Christians examining or reconsidering their motives, practices and rituals in favor of a practical, daily practice of faith that forces people out of their religious comfort zones and into real life.

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01/14/2010 "Really enjoying this so far. Very much like what Scott or Warren would write and I always find that challenging."

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