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Dear T.N. from Texas

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Thank you so much for your email this morning. I took your advice and purchased Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. I’ve begun reading it already. In fact, I just stopped reading at the beginning of Chapter 5 because I was so excited I had to stop to write to you, and since this book has touched me so much already I wanted to do so right here on my blog. So many people read this blog and they need to know what an incredible book this is.

Thank you for taking the time to analyze me and reach out to me in understanding. Yes, you called it right. And I agree, after reading the first 4 chapters, that this book could have been written by me.

I like it so much that I forced Belinda to listen as I read a few chapters to her. She laughed in parts. Yawned in others.

I copied and pasted the email you wrote into Microsoft Word for Mac. I did this because I wanted to see how long your email was so that I could tell on you to those who read my blog. It was 7 pages, man, 7 pages! Two thousand five hundred seventy words, to be exact. And I read every one of those words and was touched that you took the time to write them.

Your email shows that you have an obvious love for people, and you must read people well because you read me perfectly. This is indeed the book I need to be reading right now.

Thank you, my new friend. Thank you very much.

- Donny -

PS: to all the others who recommended this book, thank you as well. This particular person happened to email me a 7 page letter and explained to me (amongst other things) WHY he thought I should be reading this book. And since he made so much effort, I decided to drive down to the Christian bookstore right away. He was right on.

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20 thoughts on “Dear T.N. from Texas

  1. “Blue Like Jazz” is one of the best books I’ve read in the past two years. I liked his follow-up “Searching For God Knows What” even better.Your story and your writings are very inspiring. Thank you!

  2. “Blue Like Jazz” is one of the best books I’ve read in the past two years. I liked his follow-up “Searching For God Knows What” even better.

    Your story and your writings are very inspiring.

    Thank you!

  3. Rock on Donny, Rock on! Its cool that you get some good recommendations, and seven page emails!!!And props to Tennessee from Texas. (ment as a joke, perhaps the dumbest joke in history).Ron

  4. Rock on Donny, Rock on! Its cool that you get some good recommendations, and seven page emails!!!

    And props to Tennessee from Texas. (ment as a joke, perhaps the dumbest joke in history).

    Ron

  5. Ron,That’s my type of humor. It amused me. Perhaps that makes us both dorks?

  6. Ron,

    That’s my type of humor. It amused me.

    Perhaps that makes us both dorks?

  7. Mama always said, “stupid is as stupid does”.So in order words. Yes. Yes we are dorks.Good to know you have a good sense of humor (which I was certain you have).Ron

  8. Mama always said, “stupid is as stupid does”.

    So in order words. Yes. Yes we are dorks.

    Good to know you have a good sense of humor (which I was certain you have).

    Ron

  9. congrats on one month!

  10. congrats on one month!

  11. Thank you, anonymous. :) Today is exactly one month.

  12. Thank you, anonymous. :) Today is exactly one month.

  13. One month!? That’s freakin’ amazing Donny. Congratulations. I’m really happy for you bro. Your online as-much-as-you-if-not-moreFriend, Ron

  14. One month!? That’s freakin’ amazing Donny. Congratulations. I’m really happy for you bro.

    Your online as-much-as-you-if-not-more
    Friend,
    Ron

  15. Man that rocks that you already bought the book! When you get the one in the mail I sent you *cough* just give it away to someone you think would like it.I actually keep 3 in inventory at all times. I am constantly giving it away to people.peace|dewdehttp://www.furled.com

  16. Man that rocks that you already bought the book! When you get the one in the mail I sent you *cough* just give it away to someone you think would like it.

    I actually keep 3 in inventory at all times. I am constantly giving it away to people.

    peace|dewde
    http://www.furled.com

  17. Ditto on Jeff’s comments – I loved ‘Blue Like Jazz’, and loved ‘Searching For God Knows What’ even more.

    Keep on pressing on.

  18. Ditto on Jeff’s comments – I loved ‘Blue Like Jazz’, and loved ‘Searching For God Knows What’ even more.

    Keep on pressing on.

  19. Hi Donny

    I can’t wait to dige into your blog and read your story. God’s grace is so amazing. :)

    I recently read “Blue Like Jazz” and loved it, and will soon be reading the rest of Donald Miller’s books.

    I am currently reading “Velvet Elvis” by Rob Bell…if you haven’t already read it, I think you’ll enjoy it, too.

  20. Hi Donny

    I can’t wait to dige into your blog and read your story. God’s grace is so amazing. :)

    I recently read “Blue Like Jazz” and loved it, and will soon be reading the rest of Donald Miller’s books.

    I am currently reading “Velvet Elvis” by Rob Bell…if you haven’t already read it, I think you’ll enjoy it, too.

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