Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Milller.
I know, I know, you all read it 10 years ago. So? I am late to this party, but I am reading everything by this guy these days, in random order. Blue Like Jazz is the book I will read with my 12th grade next year. I want them to experience the honest longing this author has experienced. It’s a marvelous book, journey. I also think that if you ever wanted to do any type of Christianity in Portland, Oregon (or even start or lead the church), you have to read this book. This is Portland, baby. This place is wonderfully unique. This book will make you love Portland, its people, become a community, and wanting to belong.
There is so much I would quote from this book, but will leave just one here: “I hear addicts talk about the shakes and panic attacks and the highs and lows of resisting their habit, and to some degree I understand them because I have had habits of my own, but no drug is so powerful as the drug of self. No rut in the mind is so deep as the one that says I am the world, the world belongs to me, all people are characters in my play There is no addiction so powerful as self-addiction.” #bookstagram #bookshelf #reading #reflections #bookworm #bookclub #library #mustread #bestseller
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