Well, a book of theology it's not, but as a scattered, meandering collection of stories I often found it moving, even though I was predisposed not to like it: I was handed it for free by Campus Crusade, so I assumed it was well-meaning, innoffensive, and thoroughly uninteresting.
Instead, it managed to surprise me: Yes, it's self-consciously "relevant" and "spiritual, but not religious," but I still vividly remember and am delightfully confounded by the Confession Booth bit, and I find myself nodding more and more, somewhat sadly, at the honesty in his admission something to the effect of: "I realized a long time ago that there are some people who know God exists and can prove it, and others who know He doesn't, and can prove it. If I ever turn away from Christ, and pray that I don't, I suspect it will be for reasons of identity, emotion, and personal experiences-- the same reasons anyone does anything."
That said, it's be a tricky adaptation. It's not a narrative, per se, but it is full of stories, and those stories have a certain web of history underneath them. They could turn it into an obfuscated biopic of Donald Miller, actually, or they could find an entirely new framework to put its ideas into. Whatever it is, I'd be surprised if it didn't turn out extremely episodic.
Still sounds worlds better than The Purpose Driven Life
Edited by N.K. Carter, 01 July 2007 - 12:23 AM.