Just finished Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz. It was a good read. Sometimes it was a great read, sometimes a less than satisfying read, so overall I’ll settle with good.
For two reasons I really do recommend it to you, though.
1) it is written from the perspective of a person who, though he grew up in church, “gets” why so many people in our society do not want anything to do with “The Church.”
2) it is a provocative account of Christian spirituality that is written entirely without Christianese. More than two decades after Steve Taylor’s “I want to be a clone,” this book finally follows through on translation. Not that others haven’t done it before, but Miller does a fine job at talking things Christian without using language you would only know if you had never missed a VBS.