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Tony "The Beat Poet" Kriz has an earned doctorate in spiritual formation. He is a teacher of faith and culture through the mass media, via social media, and at universities, conferences, churches, seminars, and other speaking engagements. He pastors an imbedded community of life-servants in one of Portland's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Tony and his wife Aimee have three sons.
Fans of Donald Miller, will be familiar with Kriz as `Tony the Beat Poet' in the pages of Blue Like Jazz.
Even if you don't agree with everything he talks about, it's a good read to make you chew on some of the things he points out.
Reading Kriz's book made me take a step back and watch and the first thing I noticed came from my daughter.
Faith is a deeply personal experience, so I loved that this book brings out the other side of faith- that it is a deeply communal experience. Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. C.
I heard tony speak at a conference last year and decided to pick up his book. It wasn't until a year later and after seeing him again I decided to start reading it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by matthew
At a time when I was questioning religion and spirituality and how the two intertwine...this book opened my mind and heart to the many ways God can present himself. Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. N. Scott
At the recommendation of a close friend, I initially borrowed his copy of this compelling and inspirational work. Read morePublished 9 months ago by PDX Author
A perfect follow-up to his friend's masterpiece "Blue Like Jazz." This book is scary, challenging, thought-provoking, life-changing, and should be virtually force-fed to every 21st... Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. Hearing
Couldn't love a book written by a stranger any more than I love this book.
I sincerely hope that those who live stories like Tony's will turn out to be the future voices and... Read more
C took me on a journey where I was very unsure where we were heading but I was drawn to continue by the honesty of his reflection and critique of lPublished 14 months ago by Mark Pearse
Many readers may have been introduced to Tony Kriz first as Tony the Beat Poet from Don Miller's acclaimed book Blue Like Jazz, but I am not one of those readers (having never read... Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Scheid
So this book was different from my normal read. While I found place of agreement with the author, and a few places of disagreement, there are thoughts to ponder and take away. Read morePublished 16 months ago by T. Gaston