Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Blue Like Jazz
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781400204588
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A popular minister recounts his zealous early life pursuit of the Christian life and his experiences of emptiness and spiritual detachment, tracing his quest to connect with a God he perceived as distant.

Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller

Searching For God Knows What
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2010-05-24
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781418529956
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In Searching for God Knows What, best-selling author Donald Miller invites you to reconnect with a faith worth believing. With humor, intelligence, and his trademark writing style, he shows that relationship is God’s way of leading us to redemption. And our need for redemption drives us to relationship with God. “Being a Christian,” Miller writes, “is more like falling in love than understanding a series of ideas.” Maybe you are a Christian wondering what faith you signed up for. Or maybe you don’t believe anything and are daring someone—anyone—to show you a genuine example of authentic faith. Somewhere beyond the self-help formulas, fancy marketing, and easy promises there is a life-changing experience with God waiting. Searching for God Knows What weaves together beautiful stories and fresh perspectives on the Bible to show one man’s journey to find it. “Like a shaken snow globe, Donald Miller’s newest collection of essays creates a swirl of ideas about the Christian life that eventually crystallize into a lovely landscape . . . [He] is one of the evangelical book market’s most creative writers.” —Christianity Today “If you have felt that Jesus is someone you respect and admire—but Christianity is something that repels you—Searching for God Knows What will give you hope that you still can follow Jesus and be part of a church without the trappings of organized religion.” —Dan Kimball Author of The Emerging Church and Pastor of Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, CA “For fans of Blue Like Jazz, I doubt you will be disappointed. Donald Miller writes with the wit and vulnerability that you expect. He perfectly illustrates important themes in a genuine and humorous manner . . . For those who would be reading Miller for the first time, this would be a great start.” —Relevant

Exploring Blue Like Jazz DVD Based Study by Dixon Kinser

Exploring Blue Like Jazz DVD Based Study
  • Author : Dixon Kinser
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1418549517
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Explore the themes and questions raised in the major motion picture based on the best-selling bookBlue Like JazzbyDonald Miller.Youth workers, parents, and mentorsneed guidance in order to break through to youth during the critical transition to adulthood. Using the topics, themes, and questions addressed in Blue Like Jazz: The Movie as a means of starting the conversation, Donald Milleroffers an extremely frank look at sex, drugs, alternative lifestyles, and other situations youth face when moving fromhigh school to the freedom of college or a work environment. Featuring interviews with Donald Miller andclips from the movie along with a practical resource guide written in the language of today's youth,this interactive resourcehelps youth explore the consequences of their decisions without predetermined outcomes. Features include: 15(3-4-minute) video pieces/topical discussion starters featuring interviewswith Donald Miller, clips fromBlue Like Jazz: The Movie, and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film 5 (10-12-minute) extended video pieces for optional 5-week group curriculum Resource Guide with complete index of subjects addressed in the video and beyond,practical help for youth directors, mentors, and parents, a5-week curriculum option, and more Additional Exploring Blue Like Jazz resource guides can be purchased separately (ISBN 9781418549534).

Jazz Notes by Donald Miller

Jazz Notes
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781418573195
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Jazz Notes is the literary equivalent of a remix CD-cool sound-bytes strategically crafted from Don Miller's classic Blue Like Jazz, combined with brand new material that offers the author's fans an inside look at some of the unforgettable-and outrageous-characters and stories from the original best seller. Jazz Notes captures the essential Don Miller with non-religious reflections on how Don's incredible spiritual odyssey got started; what happened to Don at one of the most liberal colleges in the world to help him experience faith and grace for the first time in his life; a recasting of Don's marvelous "confession booth" story; and how Don discovered the secret to really loving other people-and himself. Jazz Notes includes a bonus audio CD with Don Miller interview. BLUE LIKE JAZZ Highlight Notes: 1 million copies sold 45 appearances on the NY Times Bestseller List-and counting A publishing phenomenon that continues to sell more books each year it is in the marketplace!

Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller

Through Painted Deserts
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2005-08-16
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781418578909
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Miller 3 in 1 Blue Like Jazz Through Painted Deserts Searching for God by Donald Miller

Miller 3 In 1  Blue Like Jazz  Through Painted Deserts  Searching For God
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2007-09-30
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781418551179
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Blue Like Jazz, Through Painted Deserts, and Searching for God is authored by Donald Miller and bundled into a 3-in-1 collection.

Scary Close by Donald Miller

Scary Close
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781400203970
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After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

Exploring Blue LIke Jazz Resource Guide by Donald Miller

Exploring Blue LIke Jazz Resource Guide
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2012-03-26
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781418549541
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Growing up is harder than it used to be. Exploring Blue Like Jazz is a guide about how to do life and faith well in the phase after high school that some have termed “emerging adulthood.” It’s a book intended to make growing up a little easier. Using the topics, themes, and questions addressed in Blue Like Jazz: The Movie as a means of starting the conversation, Donald Miller and Dixon Kinser offer an extremely frank look at sex, drugs, questions of faith, and other topics students face when moving from high school to the freedom of college, a work environment, and beyond. This very candid resource guide is the first of its kind, providing practical help for emerging adults, youth directors, mentors, and parents. Features include: Complete index of subjects addressed in the video, with useful statistics, conversation starters, and critical questions for emerging adults to consider A plan for students and twenty-somethings to manage their new-found freedom 5-week study for youth leaders and small groups to help emerging adults work through these issues For use on its own or with the Exploring Blue Like Jazz DVD-Based Study (ISBN 9781418549510).

You re a Miracle and a Pain in the Ass by Mike McHargue

You Re A Miracle  And A Pain In The Ass
  • Author : Mike McHargue
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Categories : Science
  • ISBN : 9781984823243
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"Holding brain science in one hand and rich emotional presence in the other, this book feels timely and necessary."--Shauna Niequist, New York Times bestselling author of Present Over Perfect Why is there such a gap between what you want to do and what you actually do? The host of Ask Science Mike explains why our desires and our real lives are so wildly different--and what you can do to close the gap. For thousands of years, scientists, philosophers, and self-help gurus have wrestled with one of the basic conundrums of human life: Why do we do the things we do? Or, rather, why do we so often not do the things we want to do? As a podcast host whose voice goes out to millions each month, Mike McHargue gets countless emails from people seeking to understand their own misbehavior--why we binge on Netflix when we know taking a walk outside would be better for us, or why we argue politics on Facebook when our real friends live just down the street. Everyone wants to be a good person, but few of us, twenty years into the new millennium, have any idea how to do that. In You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass), McHargue addresses these issues. We like to think we're in control of our thoughts and decisions, he writes, but science has shown that a host of competing impulses, emotions, and environmental factors are at play in every action we undertake. Touching on his podcast listeners' most pressing questions, from relationships and ethics to stress and mental health, and sharing some of the biggest triumphs and hardships from his own life, McHargue shows us how some of our qualities that seem most frustrating--including "negative" emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety--are actually key to helping humans survive and thrive. In doing so, he invites us on a path of self-understanding and, ultimately, self-acceptance. You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) is a guided tour through the mystery of human consciousness, showi

If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski

If You Feel Too Much
  • Author : Jamie Tworkowski
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9780698409354
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The New York Times Bestseller In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms,” about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression, and self-injury. The piece was so hauntingly beautiful that it quickly went viral, giving birth to a non-profit organization of the same name. Now, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is an internationally recognized leader in suicide prevention and a source of hope, encouragement, and support for people worldwide. If You Feel Too Much is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it’s okay to admit to pain and okay to ask for help. If You Feel Too Much is an important book from one of this generation’s most important voices.

Father Fiction by Donald Miller

Father Fiction
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781439169193
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CHAPTERS FOR A FATHERLESS GENERATION With honest humor and raw self-revelation, bestselling author Donald Miller tells the story of growing up without a father and openly talks about the issues that befall the fatherless generation. Raw and candid, Miller moves from self-pity and brokenness to hope and strength, highlighting a path for millions who are floundering in an age without positive male role models. Speaking to both men and women who grew up without a father—whether that father was physically absent or just emotionally aloof—this story of longing and ultimate hope will be a source of strength. Single moms and those whose spouses grew up in fatherless homes will find new understanding of those they love as they travel along this literary journey. This is a story of hope and promise. And if you let it, Donald Miller’s journey will be an informal guide to pulling the rotted beams out from our foundations and replacing them with something upon which we can build our lives.

Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance by Donald Miller

Prayer And The Art Of Volkswagen Maintenance
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2001-08
  • Categories : Christian life
  • ISBN : 0007116233
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Take two Americans in search of life's deeper meaning, one beat up Volkswagen camper van, and a journey from Texas to Oregon. Here is the story of a road trip they'll never forget.

To Own a Dragon by Donald Miller

To Own A Dragon
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Navpress Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1576837319
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Good dads are almost as rare as fire-breathing dragons--or at least so it seems. New from the author of the critically acclaimed Blue Like Jazz--and the man who taught him the things his dad never did--comes a gut-wrenching, honest look at growing up without a father.

Angry Conversations with God by Susan E. Isaacs

Angry Conversations With God
  • Author : Susan E. Isaacs
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Release Date : 2009-03-12
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780446544696
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Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan Isaacs knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age 40. . . . She took God to couples counseling. In this cuttingly poignant memoir, Susan Isaacs chronicles her rocky relationship with the Almighty--from early childhood to midlife crisis--and all the churches where she and God tried to make a home: Pentecostals, Slackers for Jesus, and the über-intellectuals who turned everything, including the weekly church announcements, into a three-point sermon. Casting herself as the neglected spouse, Susan faces her inner nag and the ridiculous expectations she put on God--some her own, and some from her "crazy in-laws" at church. Originally staged as a solo show in New York and Los Angeles, ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD is a cheeky, heartfelt memoir that, even at its most scandalous, is still an affirmation of faith.

Neighbors and Wise Men by Tony Kriz

Neighbors And Wise Men
  • Author : Tony Kriz
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2012-09-17
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780849964039
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Hearing from God is extraordinary. But the circumstances He uses to reveal Himself may be more ordinary than we think. Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation. Get to know Tony Kriz (known by many as "Tony the Beat Poet" in Donald Miller's best-selling book Blue Like Jazz) through his real-life conversations and experiences that prove that God can and will use anyone and anything— from Muslim lands to antireligious academics to post-Christian cultures—to make Himself known. Through his own prodigal-son backstory and return to faith, Tony presents biblical truth in a conversational, but bold light that offers readers the courage to open their eyes to the unlikely encounters that are all around us every day; chance run-ins that turn out to be anything but chance. Have we limited God's ability to speak in our world today? Have we relegated God's creative voice to the select persons who share our particular religious system? Kriz himself felt like he was falling out of faith until non-Christians encouraged him to "fall toward Christ."

Exploring Christian Theology Volume 3 by

Exploring Christian Theology   Volume 3
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781441263612
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Dallas Seminary Professors Make Basic Theology Accessible for All Theology doesn't have to be complicated. In this book, trusted Dallas Seminary professors present a concise systematic theology that distills the essential spiritual truths in a way that makes sense to readers--students, lay people, and pastors. Here are introductions, overviews, and reviews of key tenets of orthodox protestant evangelical doctrines. The book also includes an annotated list of key applicable Bible texts, a quick-paced story of doctrine throughout church history, heresies or distortions to be aware of, and more. Exploring Christian Theology is useful for discipleship, catechism, membership training, preview or review of doctrine, or quick personal reference. It can also be used by ministry training programs, Bible colleges, or seminaries as an introductory primer to orient students in preparation for a more in-depth study of theology.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

A Million Miles In A Thousand Years
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2009-09-28
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781418585877
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After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

Renewed by Lucille Zimmerman

Renewed
  • Author : Lucille Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781426748608
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Women increasingly find themselves pulled in many directions, striving to balance the needs of others with the need to nurture themselves. This pull is often exhausting and, sometimes, can lead to resentment or burn-out. So how do we manage our work and family and faith and ministry lives if we aren't able to take care of ourselves as we also take care of others? Renewed helps women understand the need to put themselves on "the list." Through practical ideas and relatable anecdotes, readers can better understand their strengths and their passions--and address some of the underlying struggles or hurts that make them want to keep busy or minister to others to the detriment of themselves. Renewed can help nurture those areas of women's lives to use them better for work, family, and service. It gives readers permission to examine where they spend their energy and time, and learn to set limits and listen to "that inner voice."

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Stone Butch Blues
  • Author : Leslie Feinberg
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Categories : Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • ISBN : 9781459608450
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Published in 1993, this brave, original novel is considered to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence. Woman or man? Thats the question that rages like a storm around Jess Goldberg, clouding her life and her identity. Growing up differently gendered in a blue--collar town in the 1950s, coming out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist 60s, deciding to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early 70s. This powerful, provocative and deeply moving novel sees Jess coming full circle, she learns to accept the complexities of being a transgendered person in a world demanding simple explanations: a he-she emerging whole, weathering the turbulence.

Do More Better by Tim Challies

Do More Better
  • Author : Tim Challies
  • Publisher : Cruciform Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781941114193
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Don’t try to do it all. Do more good. Better. I am no productivity guru. I am a writer, a church leader, a husband, and a father—a Christian with a lot of responsibilities and with new tasks coming at me all the time. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. In Do More Better, you will learn: Common obstacles to productivityThe great purpose behind productivity3 essential tools for getting things doneThe power of daily and weekly routines And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and embracing the inevitable messiness of productivity. It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress. You can do more better. And I would love to help you get there. –Tim Challies

Forgive Us by Mae Elise Cannon

Forgive Us
  • Author : Mae Elise Cannon
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310515975
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Many people have become angry and frustrated with organized religion and evangelical Christianity, in particular. Too often the church has proven to be a source of pain rather than a place of hope. Forgive Us acknowledges the legitimacy of much of the anger toward the church. In truth, Christianity in America has significant brokenness in its history that demands recognition and repentance. Only by this path can the church move forward with its message of forgiveness, reconciliation, and peace. Forgive Us is thus a call to confession. From Psalm 51 to the teachings of Jesus to the prayers of Nehemiah, confession is the proper biblical response when God’s people have injured others and turned their backs on God’s ways. In the book of Nehemiah, the author confesses not only his own sins, but also the sins of his ancestors. The history of the American church demands a Nehemiah-style confession both for our deeds and the deeds of those who came before us. In each chapter of Forgive Us two pastors who are also academically trained historians provide accurate and compelling histories of some of the American church’s greatest shortcomings. Theologian Soong-Chan Rah and justice leader Lisa Sharon Harper then share theological reflections along with appropriate words of confession and repentance. Passionate and purposeful, Forgive Us will challenge evangelical readers and issue a heart-felt request to the surrounding culture for forgiveness and a new beginning.