A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller – Book Review

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller

“And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”
― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

Donald Miller is an amazing author. And just the kind of guy you want to be best friends with. You know when you are laughing and hooked with the inside flap and are marking your favorite parts and still on the inside flap that it is going to be an amazing book. He has an easy, self deprecating humor that makes you feel like he is just like you. He is both soulful and funny, a truly amazing combination.

In the book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Don realizes, as he begins to work with movie producers to make a movie out of his life, how the elements that make a story meaningful were the same elements that make a life meaningful and how no one remembers the easy stories. It’s the stories where characters face challenges and meet them with courage that make a story good. Many times we look at the bad times as punishment from God, but the challenging times in our lives are really the moments that can potentially take our stories from ordinary to extraordinary.

“A story is based on what people think is important, so when we live a story, we are telling people around us what we think is important.”
― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

I loved this book.

Pin It

5 thoughts on “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller – Book Review

  1. I have had a tough 3 years behind me with major life changes and i’m in the process of rebuilding, or more accurately, reinventing a new, happy and inspiring life that will carry me through and hopefully support and inspire others to do the same in the 2nd half of life. This book sounds like the perfect read right about now. Thank you for sharing a review on it. 🙂

  2. I understand exactly where you are, Tracy. May the best be yet to come! This book will change the way you look at life. I am ever conscious of the fact that I am continually editing my life for the best story possible now.

  3. I’m with you I to am going through major changes in my life and trying to build a better life.

  4. Hoping things are going great for you. I can understand what you are going through even though I don’t know what caused your major life changes. I to am going through some tough times. I beleive things will only get tougher before they get better. Trying to prepare for that tough time and remind myself that things will get better.

  5. @Pat Gingrich: I could have written what you said word for word. I do believe things will get better for us both. They almost always do. The odds are in our favor.

Comments are closed.