This has been a long time coming. Talk about a film that has faced every challenge imaginable. It’s almost as if trial by fire has truly revealed the charater and patience of the entire crew for this movie.
If you are not familiar with Donald Miller’s excellent book Blue Like Jazz, it is an excellent reflection on Christianity and the sometimes bumpy road to true spirituality. I love and admire Donald’s honesty and transparency. The book has inspired millions and reached a demographic of readers who also appreciate Christians who wear their heart on their sleeve and rarely fake pain, doubt, or fear.
And now… there is a movie based on the book. If you’ve read the book, it’s tough to imagine how this works, since the book is more a collection of essays about Don’s experiences on his journey to becoming a Christian and inspiring others to do the same. And after watching the trailer on YouTube and reading Donald’s other excellent book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years it is obvious the filmmakers took creative liberties with this one.
That fact does not curb my excitement at all.
Check out the YouTube video for yourself:
So what do you think?
in addition to the film, Donald Miller and the crew have set up a web site called Civil Disobedience, which gives fans of the movie an opportunity to spread the word and win some prizes.
All in all, I am fired up about this movie. I think I’ll go read the book again.