Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian by Donald Miller

By Donald Miller

"I by no means cherished jazz track simply because jazz tune doesn't get to the bottom of. I used not to like God simply because God didn't get to the bottom of. yet that used to be earlier than any of this happened." ―Donald Miller

In Donald Miller's early years, he used to be vaguely conversant in a far off God. but if he got here to understand Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian existence with nice zeal. inside of many years he had a winning ministry that eventually left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once more, distant from God. during this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his striking trip again to a culturally suitable, infinitely loving God.

For an individual puzzling over if the Christian religion continues to be proper in a postmodern culture.

For somebody thirsting for a real come upon with a God who's real.

For an individual longing for a renewed feel of ardour in  life.

Blue Like Jazz is a clean and unique point of view on lifestyles, love, and redemption.

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They try all the time to reach some goal and stay at that stage which they have attained. As the individual so the state—the state is trying all the time to reach an ideal, a goal, whereas to me the individual must be in constant movement, must ever be becoming, not seeking a culmination, not pursuing a goal. Then self-expression, which is society, will be ever in constant movement. Q: Do you consider that karma is the interaction between the false environment and the false “I”? K: You know karma is a Sanskrit word which means to act, to do, to work, and also it implies cause and effect.

For example, I have recently come from India; I have been to Australia and New Zealand, where I met various people, had many ideas and saw many sights. I can’t forget these, though the memory of them may fade. But the reaction to the past may impede my full comprehension in the present; it may hinder the intelligent functioning of my mind. That is, if my experiences and remembrances of the past are becoming hindrances in the present through their reaction, then I cannot comprehend or live fully, intensely, in the present.

You know, the moment you begin to think, really begin to feel, you must have this burning desire for a drastic change, drastic revolution, complete reorientation of thinking. Now, if you feel that that is necessary, then neither family nor friends will stand in the way. Then there is neither an outward revolution nor an inward revolution; there is only revolution, change. But the moment you begin to limit it by saying, “I must not hurt my family, my friends, my priest, my capitalistic exploiter or state exploiter,” then you really don’t see the necessity for radical change, you merely seek a change of environment.

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