Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller is a book that I read in college. Then I read it again later in college. Then I read it again... and again... and again... You get the point. I loved this book. It gave me a whole new way to look at life. Having grown up in a Christian home, Christian church and Christian school, sometimes I think we can get a little bit lackadaisical in our faith and we just start spouting off the "Sunday School" answers without really thinking about what we are really saying in regards to our beliefs. This book was my answer to that. I didn't necessarily agree with 100% of what he said (he tends to be quite liberal sometimes), but most often, he is right on the money and says great things. I honestly think everyone should read this.
To me, the book is about what to do with your faith. You know that God exists and who He is, but this is about what you do with that belief. How you use it to live your life.
"I mean that to be in a relationship with God is to be loved purely and furiously. And a person who thinks himself unlovable cannot be in a relationship with God because he can't accept who God is; a Being that is love. We learn that we are lovable or unlovable from other people," Paul says. "That is why God tells us so many times to love each other." -Blue Like Jazz
I'm a wife and mother. I'm a homemaker and a full-time office worker. I hate to clean but I can't stand a mess. I am a foodie and I love food, but I almost always feel guilty after I eat. I watch too much TV. My Faith is very important to me. I am a nerd in the sense that I just about burst with excitement over superhero movies, but I won't read comic books because that's a line I'm not willing to cross. I read a lot. I cry very easily. I can't sing with a lick, but I have a deep appreciation for people who can sing really well. I have a deep appreciation for anyone who does anything very well. I love to laugh and if you can make me laugh, that will give you a lot of points in my book. There is no excuse for poor grammar. I'm creative, but not artistic. The amount of hate and anger in our world makes me sad, but I truly believe there are more good people than bad, we just don't hear about them. I have a very thin mental filter and tend to just speak. I can be judgmental. I still deal with self-esteem issues and I'm not sure I will ever think anything I do is good enough. I love magic because I find it mind-boggling and there aren't enough mind-boggling things in everyday life.