Category Archives: Reading Scary Close

Holding It Together

It can be a strange thing, being a Christian among Christians.  Christianity seems to mean something different to everyone I meet these days.  And if it means something similar, there’s no guarantee that similar meaning will also have similar expression.  This … Continue reading

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Risky Business Revisited

One of the things that I’ve had to keep in mind while reading Donald Miller books over the years is that as a writer, he often works alone.  I know that’s not totally true, though.  He has editors, first readers, … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Yourself

One of my favorite “story cycles” in Scary Close begins in the chapter wonderfully titled “Everybody’s Got a Story, and It’s Not the One They’re Telling.”  That part of the book deals with Miller’s struggles with childhood insecurity and self-preservation … Continue reading

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Safe People, Risky Business

One of the benefits of reading is that it helps you find yourself, identify yourself through what you read. Here’s a point where I identified with Miller early in Scary Close: At some point, I just stopped trusting people. I … Continue reading

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