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Download Blue Like Jazz: Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41,286 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald Miller Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joalby Phoenix | 2/19/2014

    " Anything you could possibly be experiencing in life is touched upon in the text of this book. It will change you and you will see Christianity without seeing the religion or the belief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Medulla Oblongata | 2/6/2014

    " This book has earned the prestigious Medulla Oblongata You-Must-Read-This Award! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cailyn | 1/21/2014

    " 2.8 Stars. (Because I'm crazy like that.) There are little lovely lessons scattered through this book, but it it doesn't look deeply into the Christianity/Christian spirituality that the author is hinting at. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marshall | 1/13/2014

    " Great book if abit different. Miller takes you down several rabbit trails in each chapter with a line-of-thought writing style and at the end of the chapter, wraps it all up nice and neat. Still, I found myself thinking back on some of the inner dialogue that he conveyed, which is part of what is so captivating about it. Not quite a journal, not quite a christian self help, Blue like Jazz was one of my favorite reads and is in its own respetive catigory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Eckman | 12/29/2013

    " Any modernists, no matter their spiritual life seems to have an opinion on Christianity. Donald Miller presents a non-religious view of life following Christ in a raw, awkward, likable sense, which will leave you yearning to read page-after-page. Will it change your thoughts on life? Quite possibly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Surface | 12/22/2013

    " I'd postponed reading this book because of negative comments I'd heard within my community. However, I believe the problem could be that people quit reading before giving Donald Miller a chance to make his case. We as Christians often come across as prickly and unloving. If we projected more Christ-like acceptance of people (not their sin), they might be more willing, even eager, to hear about the God who accepted us and who will accept them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Strefling | 12/14/2013

    " My son recommended this book for me. Reading this book changed my life! That was the day I learned the difference between religion and relationship with Jesus! I have been walking in it ever since. A+++++ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Weir | 11/29/2013

    " Gave me a new perspective on my doubts. Sometimes I'll fade away from my faith, but this showed me how I can always stay strong. It just really reassured me and brings me back on track and on top of things with God Really inspiring story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Miles | 11/5/2013

    " If we (Christians) can't learn from the part about the confession booth, then we've proven we can't learn anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 11/1/2013

    " Best book Christian book I've read in years! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivian | 7/16/2013

    " Honest and straight-forward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keifer Moskaluk | 4/2/2013

    " Well written ( in a choppy catcher in the rye sort of way), authentic, humble, funny, meaningful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 2/18/2013

    " This book really touched my heart and it was a page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sondra | 1/13/2013

    " I expected to like this book, but I didn't, really. Miller seems too callow to be quite as wise as he's trying to be, imho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Schuster | 10/9/2012

    " I am not a Christian books reader perse; however, this book is thought provoking for the reader that may be dabbling in the idea of Christianity, isn't sure what they think, or wants a fresh perspective on it. A very easy read and funny too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yasmine | 9/11/2012

    " A pretty good book that could've been more well written "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Peters | 12/1/2011

    " I love reading about Donald Miller's journey. He voices many of my own thoughts and since I am yet too chicken to say them myself, it is freeing to see them in print. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 9/29/2011

    " I really liked it. It is an honest exploration of the author's faith. Not a boring moment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 6/25/2011

    " This was a thought provoking book on Christianity---like it says-nonrelgious views. Not Orthodox---kinda like myself. I really enjoyed this book-not only interesting, but entertaining as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 6/14/2011

    " My favorite donald miller book. Very conversational and easy to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/9/2011

    " Beautiful thoughts about love -- love of self, love of others, Christ's love for us, and our love for Jesus. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 6/8/2011

    " I dont know why so many people I know rave about this book. It def has it's moments but was not the life changer I was thinking it may be. There were also some things I'm not quite sure I agree with throughout the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 6/7/2011

    " My son recommended this book for me. Reading this book changed my life! That was the day I learned the difference between religion and relationship with Jesus! I have been walking in it ever since. A+++++ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 6/3/2011

    " This book changed my life when I read it in high school. I really think I need to revisit this book every once in a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 5/28/2011

    " Great book- funny, thought-provoking, candid and a thoroughly enjoying read. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 5/28/2011

    " Vulnerable honest, wise, thought provoking, Bible-centric, and humorous. A re-read. And someday I'll find it on a shelf again (or on my e-reader) and read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 5/27/2011

    " This is the third time I'm reading this book. Something about Miller's unconventional approach to Christianity resonates with me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 5/26/2011

    " I love this book, well I love all of Donald Miller's books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryll | 5/20/2011

    " Amazing book. First finally read September 2008 in Tahiti on honeymoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/17/2011

    " LOVED some chapters (finding the right church, penquin sex, what you think you're in love) but the writing style and language is less the fluent and not overall very impressive. Good message, bad author style. "

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