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Free download ä Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality 108 ✓ Librarian's note See alternate cover edition of ISBN 0785263705 hereI never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve I used to not like God because God didn't resolve But that was before any of this hapAnt infinitely loving GodFor anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern cultureFor anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is realFor anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in  life Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life love and redemptio. Instead of critiuing perhaps let me just share a few of what I found to be some of the most powerful powerful because they are written so simply and so simple in their truth lines that provide a glimpse of Miller's style the beauty of this book and the beauty of Christian spirituality It is always the simple things that change our lives And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so You feel like running but life is on a stroll This is how God does thingsAnd so I have come to understand that strength inner strength comes from receving love as much as it comes from giving it I think apart from the idea that I am a sinner and God forgives me this is the greatest lesson I have ever learned When you get it it changes youGod's love will never change us if we don't accept itI think the most important thing that happens within Christian spirituality is when a person falls in love with Jesus and the uote that hit me personally the mostI think the difference in my life came when I realized after reading those Gospels that Jesus didn't love me out of principle He didn't just love me because it was the right thing to do Rather there was something inside me that caused HIm to love me

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Librarian's note See alternate cover edition of ISBN 0785263705 hereI never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve I used to not like God because God didn't resolve But that was before any of this happened ―Donald MillerIn Donald Miller's early years he was vaguely familiar with a distant God But wh. I wish that reviewers on this site would review books for what they are meant to be and not insist that they be something else Blue Like Jazz is not meant to be a deep theological treatise If you thought it was supposed to be then of course it doesn't compare to Augustine or CS Lewis Miller's book is instead meant as a memoir of one man's walk with God his struggles along the way and what he's learned from them I enjoyed this read a lot because I related to many of his struggles While I understand those who complain he placed too much emphasis on feelings I think for me it was actually a good reminder that Christianity is about than just head knowledge Having grown up in a church that is heavy on doctrine and probably somewhat mistrustful of feelings Miller's book reminded me of the command we see in Matthew 2237 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind Yes Jesus does say to love him with all your mind Yes I think it's great for people to read theological classics But I hope that along the way we don't forget that Jesus does say to love him with all your heart The heart is the seat of our emotions and it's also where we keep the things dearest to us I think it's important for Christians to cultivate that sense of the awe and grandeur of God and also to cultivate a deep and affectionate love for Christ If we don't have those things how will our lives reflect the love that Christ has shown for us One of the saddest things for me is to see people who continue to outwardly live good lives but who have lost their passion for the things of God I know we all go through dry seasons where sometimes all we can do is put one foot in front of the other and I have sympathy for that but I hope that's not the place we stay I think we ought to be striving to maintain closeness to God as much as we can and do our utmost to keep Him in the center of our hearts souls and minds

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Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian SpiritualityEn he came to know Jesus Christ he pursued the Christian life with great zeal Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty burned out and once again far away from God In this intimate soul searching account Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relev. I finished this book a few days ago and I just can't stop thinking about it It's not a perfect book by any means but it was perfect for me at this moment in my life I'm only bummed I waited so long to finally get around to reading it