A Million Miles in A Thousand Years

A Million Miles in A Thousand Years

What I Learned While Editing My Life

Book - 2009
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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.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2009
ISBN: 9780785213062
0785213066
Branch Call Number: Philosophy & Religion 277.308 MIL

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seanhagey
Jul 22, 2018

I liked this even more than "Blue Like Jazz." I agree with one of the reviewers that this book reads you as much as you read it. As Don takes a hard look at his own life, you are forced to do the same for yours. It gets pretty deep and heavy at times but is balanced with moments of levity as well.

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connor226
Jun 04, 2018

I thought this easy-to-read book was engaging. He has inspired me to create "stories" within our family in an effort to build lasting and heart-felt memories with our children. Further, his explanation of expecting too much from religion while also demanding more of yourself resonated with me. Essentially, get off the couch and chase your dreams while embracing Christian values and living the essence spoken to you in your soul.

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joeshuster
Nov 16, 2017

This is the only book I have read by Donald Miller and the only one I probably ever will. I don't want to taint it. He talks about life and Jesus and God and Bicycles and painful things like writing and girlfriends. The God thing made me squirm a bit. I am just being honest. I decided to buy it on the Amazon beast, thought better of it, and then bought it instead from 3rd Place Books, so I could read it again and underline things like man. :) merci bien kcls

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SpyderZ
Aug 25, 2012

Having written an autobiographical piece that is now being turned into a screenplay, Donald Miller begins a renewed vigor for life as he begins looking at his own from the other side of a Movie Script. Of particular interest was the concept of looking at your life as a story you're telling, and applying the storytelling technique to your own tale.

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kstiles
Sep 07, 2011

I've read other Donald Miller books and enjoyed them; however I felt that this book was fairly pointless and made Miller seem egotistical. I wouldn't recommend.

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amyfouse
Feb 20, 2011

Another great book by Donald Miller and I loved his analogy of life as a story. It resonated with me and I am now rereading this book. I am enjoying it just as much this time around.

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lmkrusze
Sep 10, 2010

Great little book. Donald Miller is funny, poignant and thought provoking as he encourages potatoes to leave their couches and get on with a nobler life. It made me want to be more than I am.

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