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Evangelical author in Wichita

Donald Miller, author of the bestselling book "Blue Like Jazz" and the new "A Million Miles in a Thousand Days" will discuss the relevance of Christian faith in everyday life Saturday.

Here are the details:

1) Miller is a writer, campus ministry leader and speaker who lives in Portland, Ore. His visit to Wichita is part of a 65-city national tour to promote his new book, which he says is the story of the journey he took in the process of turning "Blue Like Jazz" into a film.

2) Miller is best known for his book " Blue Like Jazz," in which he tells how he came to "throw out Christianity and embrace Christian spirituality." His search for the essence of Christian spirituality, he says, has led him to believe that authentic Christian practice ultimately means "loving people just to love them, not to get them to come to church."

3) Publishers Weekl y calls Miller "enjoyably clever, and his story is telling and beautiful, even poignant." Christianity Today says the stories within the book are "permeated with gritty authenticity and humor."

4) Miller also has founded The Belmont Foundation , which works to recruit 10,000 mentors through 1,000 churches as an answer to the crisis of fatherlessness in America.

His talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Murdock Theater at the 20th Century Center, 536 N. Broadway. Admission is $12 at the door. For more information, call 316-992-8682.

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