To Own a Dragon

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. 

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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.


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