Written by Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz reads like conversation between deep, soul-searching friends. He isn’t afraid of ambling along. He isn’t afraid to be completely transparent – which is why this book is equally profound and disturbing. The subtitle “Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality” is the crux of the book. Miller gives you a gracious and eye-opening perspective that may be different than your own.
This is my second time to read this book in less than a year’s time span. I have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with this book.
The book is written essay style. My favorite stories include his time spent at Reed College. Please read this book and be challenged by the story of the confession booth.
Favorite quotes and passages:
“I am something of a recluse by nature. I am that cordless screwdriver that has to charge for twenty hours to earn ten minutes use. I need that much downtime. ”
“I believe the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. If he can sink a man’s mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God. I was into habit.”
“There is something beautiful about a billion stars held steady by a God who knows what He is doing.”