I found Donald Miller via Bob Goff and enjoy his writing. His new book, “Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy”, is due out February 3, 2015. I got an email to read the first chapter and dove in.
It’s a smooth and interesting read. It starts with a intimate bang with Bob Goff’s foreword. He can set a stage alright. He sets the tone that you’re about to read words from someone that knows how to love.
What could be better?
If someone told you about how much Jesus loves and that He wrote a book, you’d sell all you had for that buried pearl.
What if we are designed as sensitive antennas, receptors to receive love, a longing we often mistake as a need to be impressive?
The chapter invites the reader into Donald Miller’s mind and heart for his now wife during their year of dating. He struggles with the same thing we all do: can I really be myself? will I be loved despite me?
Fortunately for Donald, his fiancé would accept no less. She knows the value of relationships, the investment they take and when you can accept no less than someone’s real, whole heart.
What if some of the most successful people in the world got that way because their success was fueled by a misappropriated need for love? What if the people we consider to be great are actually the most broken?
I’ve been thinking about this concept for a while. The main result is that I see people who are the most “successful” and the most broken (in many cases). They long so desperately for love they give all for it. But they strive for a counterfeit love.
I can’t wait to read the whole book. Order “Scary Close” now.