Donald Miller, bestselling author of Blue Like Jazz, was on The Diane Rehm Show today talking about his new book, Father Fiction. The interview was excellent. He did a great job. His book is about his life growing up without a father. He talks about his issues, and the healing brought about by learning to forgive. My favorite part was hearing him speak courageously and positively (without being weird at all) about the church--the first place he says he received really positive affirmation. He's started a mentoring program for youth, and he's using the infrastructure of the church to pull it off. He speaks warmly of his pastor who taught him how to forgive his Dad. It made my day to hear the church spoken of so warmly on the radio. He's articulate, nuanced, and representing very well. Thank you, Don.

1 comments:

thetwobooks.com said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this, Dan! Looks like an interesting book.

And, welcome back from your furlough! I enjoy reading your posts in the blogosphere...

jtc