Book Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

This was the first Donald Miller book that I read, even after all my friends had been telling me about him for a while now, and I’m glad I finally read one of his books.

What I love about this book is how Donald writes.  He writes so honestly and open that you can’t help but feel a part of his story and the process he goes through, making his life a movie.  His self-discoveries throughout the process lead to the questioning of our own self-discoveries.

What I really took from this book, I think, was the idea of “living your own story”.  For any aspiring writers out there, this is such an important theme to grasp.  I know that even for me, sometimes I’m so caught up in what to write and how to write it, I forget to just LIVE my own story.

Inside the overall story, there are some great mini-stories in the book.  I would recommend this book, and especially to anyone who is looking into writing and all that the process entails. Even if you aren’t looking to write anything and just want a good book to read, then I suggest picking it up.


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3 responses to “Book Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

  • @ngie

    Oh, sounds awesome! Thanks for the review.

  • Lisa Richards

    I’m another fan of Donald Miller’s books. I’ve read “Blue Like Jazz”, “Searching for God Knows What” and now I’m reading “Through Painted Deserts”. My son, Jordan, got me started on them. I think he’s getting a copy of “A Million Miles…” soon, so I’ll be borrowing it! I’m also a lover of Israel and would love to move there, but hubby isn’t on the same page about that, so I’ll love her from afar until I get there when the Lord returns! My son is going on his first missions trip to Uganda next month, so we’re a missions minded family as well. I’m also an aspiring writer, so I blog to fill that need. I’m studying to become a nurse…Maybe I’ll take a medical missions trip someday! I’ll be checking back to read up on your adventures in Israel. Shalom!

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