The book, Blue Like Jazz, is #14 on my Top 20 Favorite Books because it changed my life.
When I read it I was at a time in my life where I was really wanting to connect honestly with God. and I felt like, for the first time, I was reading a non-hype, non-religious lingo book that wasn't full of cliche's and pat answers, instead it was an authentic human story of someone's Christian Journey. It was refreshing and liberating.
I know now that many people had a similar reaction to the book, that's why it was and still is, such a huge hit.
So, I'm excited about this movie, I know it will be different from the book, but from what I'm reading, it's still good.
Check out this really great article about the movie by Jordan Green of Burnside Writers Group..