Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Don Miller's Message

My new post, on author and speaker Don Miller, is up at The Christian Manifesto. I consider his books Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and discuss how the medium is the message. Let me know what you think.

6 comments:

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

Great review, Glynn. You've got to stop doing this to me. I don't have money (or time!) for all these books that sound so wonderful!

n. davis rosback said...

i enjoyed the article.
it has been a long time since i have read blue like jazz.

this makes me want to reread it again, and read the other one as well.

can you imagine taking a bike trip across america?

it would take me a zillion years, because i would probably be constantly stopping to take pictures and talk to folks.

Maureen said...

Good post, Glynn. I particularly liked your inclusion of the quote about loving being the way of communicating and about allowing ourselves to feel the awe.

Sandra Heska King said...

Good post. Thanks. I read and reviewed Million Miles and really want to read Jazz. It just hasn't reached the top of the pile yet.

M.L. Gallagher said...

So, as you have probably figured out, my Christian roots tend to be like potato runners, rising up from the soil along a route mapped out by the wonder of nature to make things grow.

I have never heard of Don Miller -- never really read a 'Christian' written book. You make me want to.

shrinkingthecamel.com said...

Glynn – I read Blue Like Jazz a few years ago. Although I appreciated his introspective writing style very much, I had a hard time relating to him as a young kid with no family or responsibilities and a lot of time on his hands to wander around thinking about his spiritual situation. But you have to admit that his story was powerful. I kind of wished for a “Blue Like Jazz” for the working, grown-up Christian.

As always, great review!