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Scary Close

Scary Close Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy

By Donald Miller
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.46 Stars

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On 10/2 Matt Brady wrote: I am the first person to admit that I have always been something of a Donald Miller fanboy. Every since I read “Blue Like Jazz” for the first time, I have been hooked by Don’s ability to tell a story well, even in the midst of espousing his views on any number of topics. “Scary Close” is another ... a book about being authentic, a book on relationships, or just a great book in general

Matt's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/6 brenten gilbert wrote: I walked into the break room the other day and observed two tables. Both tables were surrounded by my colleagues, but they were markedly different. At one table, the four occupants were chatting up a storm, laughing and carousing between bites, sharing a meal and life stories. At the other table, six ... What's so scary about being honest? Everything!

brenten's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/30 BG18 wrote: I love Donald Miller's writing and was excited to be able to read his new book! It takes a look at relationships and intimacy and Miller shares how he has grown in these areas. His style is so effortless and authentic. I felt like I was reading his journal and so many times I found myself saying, "Me ... Scary Close by Donald Miller Review

BG18's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/13 Jackson Dame wrote: If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past four years of dating my fiancee, it’s that intimacy is hard. Opening up and being your true self around another person is a scary task. Not only that, but it’s not the default. The default is protection. We don’t like to become vulnerable, but ... Are you scary close?

Jackson's Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/6 kolbs wrote: In a digital world where we are trying to be someone who will gain more likes, or get more followers, Don Miller‘s book, Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, is timely. We need transparency and intimacy today in our world if we are going to lead real and authentic people. People ... One of the best books to come out on relationships in the past year. Read it, devour it, and pass it on.

kolbs' Rating:

4 Stars

On 5/20 Jonathan Esterman wrote: Donald Miller is well known for his book, Blue Like Jazz, and for good reason: it was a New York Times bestseller. With that book, some could argue, Miller launched himself into popularity. But what happened after the fact? That is where this book fills in the gaps. Miller presents an intriguing idea: ... "Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy" by Donald Miller

Jonathan Esterman's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/30 Victoria wrote: This month I had the opportunity to explore Donald Miller’s latest offering Scary Close. Donald Miller is a name that came up time and again throughout my college years, acting as a polarizing force through his works such as Blue Like Jazz. However, even among all this buzz, this was my first actual ... Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy

Victoria 's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/27 Book Nerd wrote: Scary Close is a book on intimacy and yes, there are so many Christian books on this very subject. However, you probably won’t find one written as winsomely as this one. Donald Miller has a way with words that puts the reader at ease yet causes contemplation. Miller writes from his personal experience ... What lies beneath

Book Nerd's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/23 Korey F wrote: What makes Donald Miller such a popular author? As evidenced in this book it's numerous things. He's just a plain ol' exceptionally gifted writer. He's a master story teller. He's raw yet graceful with his words. He comes across as an extremely down-to-earth, humble, honest guy. He's real. What he has ... Donald Does Scary Well

Korey F's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/21 JJ wrote: Scary Close is the first book of Donald Miller that I have read. I found his writing much different than I expected, because of his initial honesty in the book, which I found surprising coming from a Christian. The thoughts and life stories he shared at the beginning felt quite 'secular'. As I read on, ... Different than expected

JJ's Rating:

3 Stars