The book group will be reading Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality (Donald Miller):
“I 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 Miller
In Donald Miller’s early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when 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 relevant, infinitely loving God.
For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture.
For anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real.
For anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life.
Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.
(Book description from amazon.com)
Blue Like Jazz was written in 2002, and slowly became a New York Times bestseller.
Donald Miller also authored Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance (2000) and Searching for God Knows What (2004). He founded The Mentoring Project, which works through faith communities to recruit and train mentors for fatherless youth.
All who are interested are invited to the discussion at the McCarty & Spence household.