Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality eBook ¼ Paperback ¹ Donald Miller

Donald Miller ô Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality ePub

Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality eBook ¼ Paperback ¹ Donald Miller ¹ 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 resolAnt 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

ePub Ð Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality ô Donald Miller

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 Originally this got three stars now it has one The I think about this book the I realize that it is nearly as noxious as most evangelical attempts at converting someone What makes Miller really any different from the whorish looking teenage girls mentioned further down? Whorish teenage girls probably wouldn't do much to convince me I should be a Christian but in the right frame of mind where I excise parts of my brain and forget to be critical his descriptions of loneliness feeling like the whole world is an inauthentic rotting pile of shit and feeling anchorless and rudderless in life I could conceivably fall for the message of this book This book is deceptive and I'm not sure if it is intentional or not but it still is deceptive Below I start the review with a story about two born again Christians one who I don't talk much about This one was of the annoying breed of BA Christians and he used an argument favored by practitioners of deception all over the world the one where appeals are made to similarity between himself and the target That was a shit sentence What I mean is he would make arguments like this Man I get that you don't like God I was just like you I was studying Environmental Science and enjoying college smoking lots of pot just like you I believed in Darwin but then Jesus came to me and I realized Satan put fossils in the ground to deceive us how I wish I was making this up this is really something he said What this guy and Miller are doing is trying to make me relate to them and then see that I need to take the same path they did because if they couldn't find a way out of their problems emotional or intellectual then how could I who am just like them I thought of Miller as the non obtrusive Christian but I think he really is just a subtle version of his friend The non obtrusive Christian I think just really liked that religious people were paying him to skateboard I remember one of the times we were talking to him he brought up evolution and Darwin and started asking uestions about what he had read in a book on Creationism and what Darwin really said about certain things I didn't know much about Darwin or Evolution so I couldn't really answer him except with what I 'felt' was true' I think he was genuinely interested in finding out if what he was being taught was true or if it was bullshit Deep down I don't think Miller really cares if what he believes is bullshit he's just searching for things to prop up his belief structureOn Easter evening in 1999 my friend Mike I'm so tempted to call him Mike the Goth or fill him with some hyperbolic characteristics that would make him sound cooler than any person could really be but I won't succumb to Miller's influence were hanging out at an almost empty coffee shop in town when two guys about our age approached us At the time I was finely attuned to when someone was making an approach to hawk Jesus in upstate New York it happened fairly often on this a little later in New York City it doesn't happen in the same way Now this skill set can pick out someone making an approach asking for spare change I don't know wh

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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