Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Reviewing A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
When Donald Miller was approached by hollywood to write a screenplay of his own life, he was faced with the uncomfortable truth that he didn't actually have the kind of story that anyone would be inspired by to make a better story of their lives themselves. So, he set out to change that.
In typical Miller style, the reader goes along on His journey of discovery like a friend over a cup of coffee. As he works out how to write a screenplay of his life, he realizes more and more deeply the elements of 'story' at play in our own lives and begins to stick his neck out to write a better one, knowing that every character's story affects the story of the next character.
"A story is based on what people think is important, so when we live a story, we are telling the people around us what we think is important." -- Don Miller
I want everyone I know to read this book. Profound and deeply REAL, it uses a universal language, that of human story, to point the reader to God and His massive purposes for us. It inspired me to keep my eyes open to the greater story, because being aware of it affects the way we live to the core. I drank this beautiful, compassionate, authentic book up like water and desperately wanted more of it at the end!
*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255