Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A million miles in a thousand years

I love Donald Miller's writing. His book, Blue Like Jazz, is phenomenal. But it pales in comparison to his new book. I don't want to tell you what it's about because you need to stop what you're doing, go buy it and read it right now.

However, I will tell you how it has affected me. While reading I would find myself laughing out loud and then a few pages later I'd be bawling my eyes out. There are very few books that I read where I'm left screaming at the end, "I WANT MORE!!!" This was one of those books. I didn't want it to end. It has helped shape how I view my time, my relationships, my faith, my parenting, my marriage... I could go on. It's almost as if it helped me see my life from a different perspective, which is helpful... and healthy.

My commentary for the Herald-Journal that'll be coming out next Saturday, Oct. 3, contains some of my thoughts that came from reading this book. When you read it I'd love to hear your thoughts.


At 11:16 AM, September 24, 2009 , Anonymous Rachel said...

I was actually just given a copy and am preparing to read it whenever I have time to read. I'm glad it's so good - I've loved his other books. So I'll comment once I have something to say :)

At 12:23 PM, September 25, 2009 , Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks for this Jonathan, I had no idea he had another book out. I was profoundly affected by Blue Like Jazz... and the funny part is, I found a copy of it at Goodwill and remembered that I had wanted to read it for a long time. Funny how God puts things in unexpected places.


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