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Blue Like Jazz Audiobook

Blue Like Jazz: Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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.
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"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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    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 01-04-15
    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 01-04-15 Member Since 2012

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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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    Kiel West 08-03-12
    Kiel West 08-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "The author's voice made annoying by narration?"
    Any additional comments?

    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 Member Since 2015
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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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    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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    Carolyn Dallas, TX, USA 11-08-09
    Carolyn Dallas, TX, USA 11-08-09
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    "Blue Like Jazz"

    The author creates a lively story about his spiritual journey in coming to love the Lord. Very worthy selection

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    cynthia Mississauga, ON, Canada 09-22-09
    cynthia Mississauga, ON, Canada 09-22-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Blue like Eeyore"

    I personally identify quite as a liberal Christian, but this book made me second-guess myself! There is something inarticulably annoying about his point of view-- the voice of a 30-something guy who never managed to snap out of his adolescent years of angsty lack of direction. I think the word is "emo". I give it two stars, not one, because there are a few little gems hidden here and there. Still, I don't think I will be renting the movie (!) that they are planning to make of this book.

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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.

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    Christopher Guerrette 12-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Really awesome book"

    I am not a big reader, so audio had to be it for me. But, even with audio, it's got to be interesting. Best book ever! It made me laugh, cry, and refresh and gain perspective on so much! Thank you, Donald Miller for writing this book...

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