UPDATE: GROOTHUIS HAS REMOVED HIS REVIEW
I enjoy reading Dr. Groothuis' blog. However, I'm not so sure I enjoyed the delight he took here yesterday in lambasting Donald Miller's book, Blue Like Jazz. Donald Miller didn't die for my sins, so I'm not trying to draw attention to this book review because I think Groothuis has blasphemed my Savior. I'm not even drawing attention to this review because I don't necessarily agree with Dr. Groothuis' point at the end of the day. I do however believe that this is one of most glaring examples of a complete lack of charity that I have seen in some time-- and I'm not certain Dr. Groothuis even cares.
Miller isn't as smart as Groothuis-- and now, thanks to this bitter verbiage, we can all know that. Miller isn't a lot of things. He is just a story teller. Some find him a great story teller; others find him a lousy one. Personally, I just like, as one of my friends says, how "he writes with an extremely dull pencil." I like the imagery he conjures up in my mind (especially in Through Painted Deserts when he drives through my hometown in Oklahoma), and how he voices things that many of us have thought and been ashamed to say.
But, however we find him, I'm not sure it does anyone justice to crucify him with well crafted phrases.
I will let you judge for yourselves and comment on Dr. Groothuis' blog if you have opinions.