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Blue Like Jazz Audiobook
Blue Like Jazz
Written by: 
Donald Miller
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
Blue Like Jazz Audiobook

Blue Like Jazz: Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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Publisher's Summary

"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."

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.

©2003 Donald Miller; (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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    "Wow. A book for loving Christians"

    Donna Miller is speaking my language. Finally, a book that expresses how I feel-a love for everyone, not just Christians, not just people who are doing it "right" but a book about loving everybody-and evidently, about being loved, too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Mirarchi Peckville, Pa United States 12-16-15
    Michael Mirarchi Peckville, Pa United States 12-16-15
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    "Excellent"

    This book hits the mark for anyone looking to have a real relationship with Jesus. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to reconcile what you have been taught in the church, and the real world application of Jesus's love for mankind.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 01-04-15
    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 01-04-15 Listener Since 2007

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    "Not what you think...."

    This is one man's story. Maybe it's not even a story per se. It's his opinion, outlook, philosophy and journey. It's not going to read like a novel and in my opinion I think it works better this way. All in all, I really enjoyed this book, however reading instead of listening was far more rewarding on this particular book. You'll need to throw away some of your pre-conceived notions and set aside legalistic thinking...but that's the point. Recommended either way, but loved the paperback.

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    Rachel AURORA, CO, United States 09-28-12
    Rachel AURORA, CO, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Some Good Insights But Slow-Moving"

    I LOVED Miller's book A Million Miles In A Thousand Years, so I was eager to purchase this one. I was disappointed. It took me two months to get through it because I just couldn't engage. I think a major problem was the narrator. He talked slowly, and he made Miller sound pompous. A Million Miles was narrated by Miller himself, and I loved his quick, self-depricating, funny delivery. There were some good insights in this book that have stayed with me and made me think about God in a different way--but I wouldn't strongly recommend this book to a friend. I might recommend a few chapters but certainly not the entire book.

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    Kiel West 08-03-12
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    "The author's voice made annoying by narration?"
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    I'm afraid I found the narrator's inflection irritating. It lent the text a sort of self-satisfied tone which is a bad recipe for a book about mostly focused on the author's internal reflection. I'm sure the narrator's a nice guy and all, I just don't like his reading style.

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    Scott Indiana 12-20-11
    Scott Indiana 12-20-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I bought this book a few years ago, and my teenage son read it and pass it along to many of his friends - so many the paperback fell apart.I bought another one and my other son took it. They both said that I had to read it. I just finished a doctoral program,and am enjoying listening to it as I drive. Great read for seekers and those wanting to grow deeper in their faith!


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    Jason Coarsegold, CA, USA 01-08-10
    Jason Coarsegold, CA, USA 01-08-10
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    "A Great Read"

    This is exactly what I needed to read. It is very easy to relate to the character of the story ( Donald Miller) as he takes you through several stories of the journey of his Christian faith.

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    Elaine Fauchoux BRADENTON, FLORIDA, US 07-21-15
    Elaine Fauchoux BRADENTON, FLORIDA, US 07-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This is true Christian Spirituality!"

    I have to say I don't want religiosity anymore at all. I want Jesus this way.
    I liked the reader Scott Brick
    This book is how I want to live others and also know how Jesus loves me.

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    Stephen A. Isaacs 03-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A book that could change your life"

    My only regret is I didn't read this book 10 years ago. I would recommend it to anyone interested in spirituality.

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    Morgan Todd 02-24-15
    Morgan Todd 02-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    Loved this book! Very relatable and an easy listen-- Donald Miller is a wonderful author and BLJ fully reflects that

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