Donald Miller, To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing Up Without a Father. NavPress, 2006.
This is my first of Miller’s books. He is a better writer than he is a speaker, and that is saying something big. Miller writing style is terrific. He is interesting, humorous, poignant, dramatic, poetic and meaningful.
The topic of manhood is quite interesting to me, but I grew up with wonderful, loving, affirming father. I can’t really identify with Miller in some of this core content, but the book is so well written, it is helpful anyway. He is a great storyteller, and this book is a keeper for the great stories alone. I’m about halfway throught the book, and I think I’ve pretty much picked up all the content I need from this book, but I’m going to read the rest of it because I love his style and stories. I rarely read a book from beginning to end, but this one will be worth it.
I bought Blue Like Jazz at the same time with this one, so expect a quick review of that one soon, too.