Synopses & Reviews
Donald Miller's fresh and original voice may change the way Christians view the "status quo" faith and build a bridge to seekers who believe that organized religion doesn't meet their spiritual needs.
"I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve....I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened." In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God.
In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.
"Miller is enjoyably clever, and his story is telling and beautiful, even poignant....the subtitle — 'Non-Religious' thoughts about 'Christian Spirituality' — indicates Miller's distrust of the institutional church and his desire to appeal to those experimenting with other flavors of spirituality." Publishers Weekly
Miller's fresh and original voice may change the way Christians view the status quo of faith and build a bridge to seekers who believe that organized religion doesn't meet their needs.
About the Author
Donald Miller is a writer, campus ministry leader, and speaker. He is the author of Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance, a road-trip narrative about a spiritual quest. His writing has appeared in periodicals such as New Man Magazine, Youthwalk, Believe Magazine, and Faith M.D. Miller is active in a small, but resilient and growing campus ministry at Reed College, which has the distinction of being ranked one of the most intellectual colleges and one of the most godless colleges in the country.
Table of Contents
- Beginnings : God on a dirt road walking toward me
- Problems : what I learned on television
- Magic : the problem with Romeo
- Shifts : find a penny
- Faith : penguin sex
- Redemption: the sexy carrots
- Grace : the beggars' kingdom
- Gods : our tiny invisible friends
- Change : new starts at ancient faith
- Belief : the birth of cool
- Confession : coming out of the closet
- Church : how I go without getting angry
- Romance : meeting girls is easy
- Alone : fifty-three years in space
- Community : living with freaks
- Money : thoughts on paying rent
- Worship : the mystical wonder
- Love : how to really love other people
- Love : how to really love yourself
- Jesus : the lines on his face