I had finished reading Blue Like Jazz a while ago. I pretty much underlined the whole book. Well, ok, not exactly, but there were a lot of things that I thought were interesting. When I was reading it at WCC last month, a lady was curious about what the book was about. When I explained to her it was about this guy who does not put on this super-spiritual pretense that is so common today, but finds Jesus’ relevance for everyday life, she asked if I was reading it because I wanted to understand other people better or if I identified with the main character. I answered with the latter.
I believe the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. If he can sink a man’s mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God. ~Blue Like Jazz, p. 13
It’s so sad when Christians do things just for the sake of doing things. How easy it is to forget why it is that we do the things we do. There was so much in the book that every other page is dog-eared. It was eerie how similar my thoughts are to the author’s. However, there was a lot of stuff that was just out there. Easy and fun read anyhoo. 2 thumbs up.