17.4.08

Blue Like Jazz

Some might say that all I talk about is books, and some might be able to make a decent case for that statement. Nonetheless, I haven't used this venue to broadcast too many book endorsements, but I'm making an exception here.

I had heard a few different people reference this book, and the title tells you next to nothing about its content. But after our pastor shared a story from it, where the author and his friends set up a confessional booth in the midst of a college rave in order to confess their own sins as Christians to their classmates, we both have decided to peruse the pages.

It's a smattering of very honest and personal stories and thoughts about Christianity. The honesty of it is terribly compelling, but his style is equally attractive to me. I laughed out loud at almost every chapter, and he has this syntax to his sentences that embody transparency and openness. It grabs me because it is exactly the way the best of conversations have sounded with my own friends. So, if you're reading this, you're probably our friends, and thus have a good chance to enjoy it in the same way. Thus I wanted to pass it on to you.

Apparently, Steve Taylor and Ben Pearson are making this into a movie, which should be very interesting.

1 comments:

Rimbo said...

Or, since we're friends (or cousins), that increases the chance that we've ALREADY read it . . . and LOVE it. . . . I do.