Book Review: Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller

Right from the very beginning, Blue Like Jazz will pull you in.  Don Miller writes with an engaging assembly of words and ideas that just make you want to keep turning the pages.  Transparency is a concept that is getting a lot of press these days.  Don Miller takes this idea and puts flesh on it, his own flesh.  You, pretty quickly, get a sense that you could immediately join Don in intimate conversation, because you know who he is.

I found Blue Like Jazz via a reference to it in a Tweet from one of the people I follow…I don’t remember who now.  But I went to my favorite bookseller, found that an e-version was available, and started reading within minutes.  It might be because I feel that I have a lot in common with Don Miller—both our fathers left when we were little boys…his, just because he wanted to; mine, because he got sick and ultimately died, which made me really angry with God because even before he was sick my dad was remote and aloof where I was concerned, so I had a real problem with God when my dad got sick and I knew we would never be reconciled.  But I digress—I loved this book and I think I’d love to call Don Miller a friend.

If you, or someone you know, struggle with having a relationship with God, you want to read this book.  You will connect with the real person that Don Miller is, and he will walk with you through a journey that shows God’s unconditional love for us, and why we need that.


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