A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a... show more
After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.
Publish date: September 29th 2009
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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I really like this book. Its quite funny and easy to read. All the metaphors that he made in his examples does resonates throughout the book. If only I could find the audiobook version, this book is highly rereadable.
I'm somewhere between a 2 and a 3 rating. It could be that Donald Miller and this book in particular had been suggested to me by lots of people who know me well, and I just started reading with my expectations at a very high level. I never connected with Donald or his voice. I liked the concept of o...
This book is like sitting down for a long, long conversation with Don Miller. Sometimes it's interesting and sometimes it isn't. I don't know that he ever makes a concluding point, but maybe just carries his point from the middle of the book. He does have the ability to make nothing seem like som...
It’s inspired and brilliant and life changing.