Featured Book: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

A Million Miles In A Thousands Years

 

What I Learned While Editing My Life

 

By Donald Miller

 

Book Description:

Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man’s opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie.

Years after writing a best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another.

But he gets rescued by two movie producers who want to make a movie based on his memoir. When they start fictionalizing Don’s life for film–changing a meandering memoir into a structured narrative–the real-life Don starts a journey to edit his actual life into a better story. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details that journey and challenges readers to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.

Excerpt:

A Million Miles In A Thousand Years by Donald Miller

My Review: ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

When I started reading this book, I enjoyed hearing the story about how Donald Miller discovered that using the same principles of story that helped him edit his memoir for a movie also helped him change his life. He has a way of telling his story that was interesting and engaging. But as I read further, I began to see how these same principles could be applied to my life. I saw where my story was stalled and what I needed to do to tell a better story in my life. By the time I finished this book, I found that it not only impacted me, but it started me down a road to changing my life – to writing a better story for my life. This is one of the most influencial books I’ve ever read. I can’t give it a higher recommendation. In my opinion, everyone should read this book. It’s that good. But be warned. It will change the story of your life for the better.

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6 thoughts on “Featured Book: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

  1. “Writing our life” is probably one of the most important things we’ll ever do. And it should be done every few years as chapters are added. I’ve not jotted it down on paper, only mentally. But the process I’m in right now of editing my files of writings, and compiling them into books, is part of that process for me. I want to leave a cohesive legacy, just as we probably all want to do.

    Sounds like a great book, Tamera!

    ~Maggie

  2. I love life changing stories. It seems that there are fewer and fewer writers that can weave a story you want to read and leave you feeling better – like you have gained something more than entertainment for the time that you have invested.

  3. Pingback: 2009 Top 10 Fiction Books and Top 2 Non-Fictions « Word Sharpeners

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