3.15.2007

blue like jazz: nonreligious thoughts on christian spirituality

i just finished this book last night and really enjoyed reading it. i usually have a difficult time getting through non-fiction books, but this one was great. it's hard to explain what it's about - it's about a lot of things... this is what the author says about the book...

"Sting has this song where he says that he is alone on an island and puts a message in a bottle and throws it into the ocean, only to wake the next morning and have a hundred million bottles washed upon his shore. He sings "I guess I'm not alone at being alone," and I think that sums up how I feel about Blue Like Jazz. It feels like I thought I was alone but woke up one morning to discover nothing could be further from the truth. And people have been incredibly kind."

(note: i do not agree with everything in this book nor want to explain what i mean by that in this post.. i just thought the book was worth a read)

4 comments:

darby said...

it's a really good read. miller has some podcasts that are nice, too, if you want some more.

have you read his second book? i haven't, but am curious.

Jill said...

hey i agree! definitely worth the read. have you ever read velvet elvis by rob bell? i promise you will be equally, if not more pleased.

caitlyn said...

That's definitely a book I've been meaning to read. Although I'm going to have to start Velvet Elvis over because of lack of reading time, what I've read so far is really really good. Definitely worth the read!

Jill said...

p.s. donald miller is coming to chattanooga - i'm pretty excited about it. i think it's next saturday.