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Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy

by Donald Miller

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Fabulous. Don Miller's book Searching For For Knows What helped save my faith many years ago and his subsequent books have all challenged me in different ways. This book doesn't touch on much spiritually but really gets to some core things that hinder our ability to connect with people. I love that he counsels and shares thru story, his and others, and so he doesn't give a lecture or self improvement feel. ( )
  RebeccaWattier | Mar 22, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 078521318X, Hardcover)

After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost.

From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important.

Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

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When fling after fling led to lots of drama and a long series of heartaches, Donald Miller decided he'd had enough. There must be a better way to soothe loneliness without jumping on a roller coaster, to feel affirmation without putting on a show, to find true love. It wasn't just about finding the right girl, though that helped. Once he found her, he had to know what to do or "who to be." A manipulative control freak? A successful workaholic? His usual methods had drawbacks. But the alternatives were not just hard to do; they were hard to imagine. Nevertheless, at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost.… (more)

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