"New York Times "best-selling author Donald Miller explores the origin and meaning of redemption in this fully revised and redesigned bestseller. Hysterically funny, wryly provocative, and disquietingly insightful, "Searching for God Knows What "invites readers to examine their deep need for redemption, to feel it, know it, and live like it is ...
"New York Times "best-selling author Donald Miller explores the origin and meaning of redemption in this fully revised and redesigned bestseller. Hysterically funny, wryly provocative, and disquietingly insightful, "Searching for God Knows What "invites readers to examine their deep need for redemption, to feel it, know it, and live like it is true in their lives. Miller weaves phenomenal characters and true-to-life spectacles into his acclaimed memoir style to enrich, inspire, entertain, and ultimately challenge readers to see life in a new way. He shows that one of the greatest desires of "every" person is the desire for redemption, to have brokenness repaired. Instead of the chaotic relationships, self-hatred, wreckless consumerism, and anxiety that overrun a life without redemption, Miller uncovers the beauty and power of the Gospel to fulfill one of our deepest needs.
Once again Donald Miller has pushed away the traditional barriers and lured us into his world and explained in plain English how it can feel to be real. A great read, as was Blue Like Jazz. Thanks, Donald.
Apr 4, 2007
A Great Book
More mature than his his first books leading up to it, "Searching for God Knows What" steps a way from Miller just talking about himself and what he is going through to a more study like style discussing Jesus, and why we need him. This books is best read after "Blue like Jazz" so you can achieve a view of where Miller came from.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-09-13 Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, serves as campus ministry leader at Reed College. His writing voice is casual and somewhat eccentric, while his theories-largely derived from experience rather than extensive study-are at times brilliant, at times questionable and rarely supported by outside sources. The book covers a great deal of territory: Miller's walking away from God as a teenager and returning to his faith; the competitive nature of human relationships, painfully demonstrated through junior high memories; the meaning of morality and religion; the essence of true Christianity. But Miller's main theme is dissatisfaction with the way Christianity is taught and practiced. He says the religion ought not to be presented as a formula, its tenets broken down into bullet points to fit modern Western thought patterns. At its heart, Miller argues, Christianity is relationship. Interested people should be presented with biblical stories rather than steps to salvation. Miller also believes that many Christians behave correctly but their actions lack meaning: "The tough thing about Christian spirituality is, you have to mean things. You can't just go through the motions or act religious for the wrong reasons... this thing is a thing of the heart." However, Miller offers only faint suggestions to replace the formulaic or systematic approach to faith that he denounces. (Oct. 14) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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