Before we start, I’d like everyone to imagine me sitting in this exact position. Possibly wearing these clothes. With make-up on.
Alright. Are we sitting comfortably? Awesome. Let’s begin…
Hey everyone, thanks for agreeing to take part in this, and thanks for your suggestions.
The first book for Stuck in Church book club is… Blue Like Jazz.
Thanks to Caryn who made the suggestion – it sounds like something that both Christians and Atheists can take something from. It was this quote that sealed the deal:
“My most recent faith struggle is not one of intellect. I don’t really do that anymore. Sooner or later you just figure out there are some guys who don’t believe in God and they can prove He doesn’t exist, and some other guys who do believe in God and they can prove He does exist, and the argument stopped being about God a long time ago and now it’s about who is smarter, and honestly I don’t care.”
And, if you’re not already convinced, this is what Wikipedia, the most reliable source of information in the whole wide world, says about Blue Like Jazz:
“This semi-autobiographical work, subtitled “Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality,” is a collection of essays and personal reflections chronicling the author’s growing understanding of the nature of God and Jesus, and the need and responsibility for an authentic personal response to that understanding.”
And if if that hasn’t dealed the deal, wait till you hear what ‘Nigel’, some guy from Amazon.com, says about it:
“Miller loves telling us about the wisdom he’s gained from his friends, both Christians and non-Christians alike. The problem is, all of these people share the exact same liberal, bohemian world view, and seem stuck in a perpetual state of extended adolescence. In Miller’s world, Christians drink beer, smoke, swear, and attend anti-Bush political demonstrations while they ponder the meaning of existence and the nature of God’s love.”
Oh wait, this isn’t a hipster book is it?
Noooooooooo! Call it off, call it all off!
Nah, I’m only kidding – it’s totally still on. I’m a closet hipster anyway.
So let’s do this thing! You have precisely one month to locate, and subsequently read this hipster book about stuff. I will then make a post, where we can all talk about how this book “changed my life maaaaan…”.
I’m really looking forward to this – hope you guys enjoy the book!
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