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 her were a character in a movie.
Years after writing his 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.
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Incredible| Posted February 05, 2011
This is, in my opinion, Donald Miller's best book. As a film student I loved the discussions of movies and epic stories. Throughout the book I found myself re-reading passages and I loved it. This book also sort-of coincided with the "Save Blue Like Jazz" campaign that I was a part of. A very good read if you're a fan of Donald's writing.
Keeps getting better...| Posted November 08, 2009
I started my "Donald Miller experience" with "Blue Like Jazz. I was overwhelmed by the unique insights that Donald Miller gave on faith and life. I appreciated his honesty and transparency. I decided to read another of his books. I ended up reading "Searching for God Knows What", "Through Painted Deserts", "To Own a Dragon", and now I'm currently reading "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years". While waiting for this new book, I read "Blue Like Jazz" a second time. After reading Donald Miller's books, it's very difficult to read any other author. The reader is quickly drawn in to the story by Miller's ability to write conversationally; it seems like the reader is sitting down with Miller over a cup of coffee as one reads the book. I am about 3/4 of the way through "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" and I really hate it that I can't devote an entire day to reading the book from cover to cover. Miller walks the reader through his experience with story and as he grows, you grow. You gotta get this book.