Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Jazzy Blue Book

(2003) Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publisher.

This is a book for light reading. Donald Miller is an excellent story teller and in this book, he deals with the tenets of the Christian faith in a light hearted autobiographical format. There are many stories and anecdoctals to illustrate his points.

There are even two cartoon stories in the book.

Don Rabbit
Don Astronaut
Miller has a wacky sense of humour so it is also a fun read.

Donald Miller grew up in Houston, Texas. Leaving home at the age of twenty-one, he traveled across the country until he ran out of money in Portland, Oregon, where he lives today.

House Publishers released his first book, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance, in 2000. Two years later, after having audited classes at Portland's Reed College, Don wrote Blue Like Jazz, which would slowly become a New York Times Bestseller.

In 2004 Don released Searching for God Knows What a book about how the Gospel of Jesus explains the human personality. In 2005 he released Through Painted Deserts the story of he and a friends road trip across the country. Don's most recent project is a book about growing up without a father called To Own a Dragon.
Don is the founder of The Belmont Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation which partners with local churches to create mentoring programs for young men growing up without fathers.

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