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While I read Blue Like Jazz, one of the main things that I connected with was Donald Miller’s personality. Miller will be the first to tell you that he is not perfect, nor does he had all the answers to life’s questions.

If anything, Miller is the embodiment of the human spirit. Fun loving and entertaining, he provides his readers with an honest and in-depth look at his life and the experiences that made him who he is today.

In this book, Miller also wants to introduce readers into what he calls Christian spirituality. Ironically enough, Miller isn’t quite sure what Christian spirituality is, but he knows that his experiences have led him to that place.

While I wouldn’t put Miller in charge of a church, I truly feel that he is onto something in his observations on life. Without question, he is the kind of guy who would be fun to hang out with, but not someone I would follow religiously.

Miller’s unique style of writing has taken the shape of an autobiography, but is filled with Christian messages that all point to one solid truth: we all need Jesus Christ in our lives.

Where most authors might shy away from certain topics, Miller lets his feelings loose in telling what he thinks is wrong with both American society and churches alike. I found myself agreeing with many of the things Miller brought up, and I really appreciated his willingness to take shots at himself as well.

Now, some people will undoubtedly be put off by Miller’s book, and he will be the first to tell you that it isn’t for everyone. Older audiences will have trouble agreeing with Miller’s theology while the younger generation may view him as a modern day prophet.

But for those with an open mind, this is one entertaining and thought-provoking book. If you are willing to see a different perspective on life, get Donald Miller Blue Like Jazz and see for yourself.


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