Monday, March 9, 2009

Donald Miller

If you've never read Donald Miller, you're missing out. His collections of essays are intriguing, insightful, and beyond laugh-out-loud funny.

I'll let you experience his humor for yourself, but here is an excerpt from one of my favorite chapters, about life-forumlas, from Searching for God Knows What:
"I bring this up only because life is complex, and the idea that you can break it down or fix it in a few steps is rather silly.

"The truth is there are a million steps, and we don't even know what the steps are, and worse, at any given moment we may not be willing or even able to take them ; and still worse, they are different for you and me and they are always changing. I have come to believe the sooner we find this truth beautiful, the sooner we will fall in love with a God who keeps shaking things up, keeps changing the path, keeps rocking the boat to test our faith in Him, teaching us not to rely on easy answers, bullet points, magic mantras, or genies in lamps, but rather in His guidance, His existence, His mercy, and His love.
In the meantime, check it out. I guarantee you'll be hooked, even as he discovers Santa doesn't wash his hands and a book about a nun with a machete may not be a best seller...

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