Blue Like Jazz (The Movie) Coming Soon!

“I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve. I used to not like God because God didn’t resolve. But that was before any of this happened.” ―Donald Miller



It’s hard to believe that the book Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality is 10 years old, but here we stand—1,000,000,000 copies, and 40 weeks on the New York Times best sellers list later.

Let me just say that I am a big fan of Don, all of his books, and his blog—so I may be a little-bit prejudice. Because of it’s meandering and stream of consciousness feel, Blue Like Jazz is hard to define—and that’s OK.  In it’s pages Don shares honest and blunt feelings on his faith journey, the religion of his childhood, growing up without a father, and trying to live out his faith in the postmodern context of college. Blue Like Jazz is in my top 50 books of all times—where in the top 50 I don’t know, but it’s in there!

So, When I first heard about the movie I was incredibly excited, and the preview has me even more excited!

I am reading through Blue Like Jazz again in preparation for the movie release later this month, but I am fully prepared for the movie to be different than the book. I think the book is more like a framework for the movie and not designed to be exactly like it.

Have you seen the movie yet? Have you read the book? Are you going to see the movie in theaters?

Also, In a bizarre turn of events, Christianity Today has reported that the Director of Blue Like Jazz, Steve Taylor, and author Donald Miller have made claims that:

“the executive producer of Courageous, Fireproof and Facing the Giants has declared that no one who worked on Blue Like Jazz would ever be allowed to work on one of his own movies. Taylor also wrote that a studio exec requested that the Blue Like Jazz trailer not be shown prior to another Christian film opening this weekend.” Christianity Today 3/21/2012

If this claim is true it would be really-really sad!

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  • Guest

    I’m glad you posted this and I’m definitely looking forward to its release. If it’s true, I also secretly like that the producer of what I guess you could call mainstream Christian media has a sort of Pharisaical attitude towards its production. It gives Blue Like Jazz some authenticity bonus points and by the trailer alone, I know many non-Christians will be very intrigued by it.

  • Christina

    I saw the movie on April 14. Great movie! Really glad it was made and it represents so many individuals. I know it reprensented my life pretty closely along with many friends I know. We need more Christian movies and books like this.

    Thanks -Christina