“Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy” by Donald Miller

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True IntimacyScary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Donald Miller is well known for his book, Blue Like Jazz, and for good reason: it was a New York Times bestseller. With that book, some could argue, Miller launched himself into popularity. But what happened after the fact? That is where this book fills in the gaps.

Miller presents an intriguing idea: by completing the year-long journey in his book, readers can drop relationships that are performance-based and embrace true intimacy. In Miller’s attempt to redefine himself and his values based on intimacy, readers get a glimpse into who Miller is, and perhaps, who they are as well. And isn’t that the goal of a good book, to let the reader journey along with the author, and rediscover themselves?

Miller does exactly that – taking the reader along the journey of a path of discovery, and does it well. His writing is real, dare I say, intimate. He shares his heart and passions, and risks the audience not clapping as a result. But they did clap, based off the accolades this book as received.

Miller explores an area oft-ignored in our pursuit of happiness: what life looks like, really looks like, when you toss faith, experience, education, and loss into a blender and hit “max.” For that reason alone, his works are worth exploring. And for his writing style, his works are worth finishing.

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