A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

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

If the story of your life was made into a movie, would it be one that would be worth watching? What would it take to make it compelling enough you would want it shared, bigger than life, with the world?

Part of Don Miller’s life, as described in his previous book Blue Like Jazz, was considered worthy of becoming a watchable movie—if some things were changed to give it more form. It made him reconsider how he’d been living his own story, compelling him to change himself and how he lived to make the story of Don Miller more worthwhile.

It has taken me a long time to post my review of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I had thought it would be a worthwhile read, but it was not. I didn’t want my first review to be negative.

I liked Blue Like Jazz. I found it a little soft, but was convicted by enough of his experiences and observations to want to read this book, and to be excited by the opportunity to receive a free copy to review for Thomas Nelson. Don Miller is as enjoyably readable as ever, but I was left feeling like I had wasted my time. If you’re looking for an easily readable book that challenges you to change your life to make it more meaningful, while suggesting that asking God for His opinion is not a bad idea, this book is for you. If, like me, you want to be encouraged to forget yourself in His story, to be reminded that death to self is the only way of life worth living, you will be disappointed with this book. It has cured me of any desire to invest time and energy in reading any more books about Don Miller’s story.

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