Blue Like Jazz

What book has made you look at the world differently and why?


"There's something beautiful at night. There's something beautiful about a billion stars held steady by God who knows what He is doing. They hang there, the stars, like notes on a page of music, free-form verse, silent mysteries swirling in the blue like jazz."

After reading these words from the book Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller, I was captivated. I’ve read this book nearly seven times. I’ve highlighted it, written in it, and bent back pages. Donald Miller completely shaped the way I live and even read. Blue Like Jazz is the type of book you read in the winter. You curl up on the sofa, sip hot chocolate or tea, and devour Miller’s words. It’s hard to read this it in one sitting… not because it’s long or difficult, but because it is filled with confessions, deep thoughts, and ideas about the way life is lived. You have to read a page, sit back, and think of what Miller just said. Sometimes it takes an entire day to digest what he says. I keep it on my night stand and read a page or two a day, revisiting it like an old friend.

In Blue Like Jazz , Miller explains how he “went through the motions” of life. He got up, went to school or church, ate dinner, and went to bed. It took going to college and meeting...

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