Friday, May 16, 2008
Blue Like Jazz
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller was a good read...not a great read, but good. Miller's conversational style is fun to read, and he paints this period of his life with honesty, realism, and a bit of humor. The book is more of a collection of essays than a novel, based on his journey to find what he believes about God during college and just post-college. He name drops some other writers/speakers including a writer from Oregon who writes novels about fly fishing (I can't remember his name, but Patrick has read one of his books), Joshua Harris, and Ravi Zacharias. I didn't always agree with his theology, and a few times I just wanted to sit him down to talk some sense into him. I enjoyed the book and even laughed out loud during one chapter. It is not a book that I would universally recommend, but I am not sorry that I read it.