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Beginning Blue Like Jazz


By heath - Posted on 10 January 2006

I just started reading Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. It is a really good book. It is fun to read because I recognize so many of the thoughts and themes as things I have thought before but never put down. I can see that we have both had similar influences. However, we have gotten them from really different places.

It might be a challenging book for some. I hope people read it that are challenged by it. It would be really good for the church in America.

The only thing that bothers me is that it forces me to face my own hypocrisy and shallow living of the Gospel. I am hungry for something more. I feel like I am missing out on an adventure while I try to decide what to take with me.

In so many ways, my life is a twisted set of idols. Pleasure, comfort, pride, productivity, perfection, they are all there. Sometimes I think I can steal away from my awful masters, but my hesitation keeps me just long enough for their jealous eyes to return. I whisper in disgust as I bow down to worship once again, and I am lost.

God help me.

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