Sunday, June 6, 2010

Donald Miller's "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years"

This book is for writers, people looking for a great life and pretty much everyone. Donald Miller has already won his way into the hearts of many readers through his book "Blue Like Jazz." And his new book won't let them down. The book inspires readers to write their own great story through their own lives, just as he has learned to do recently in his own life in learning what makes a great story. Be prepared to feel challenged while enjoying Miller's struggle in finding a way to change his life from ordinary to extraordinary.

Miller begins "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" much like his other books—you may have no idea where he is going. But in his seemingly random thoughts he winds through stories and little moments in his life that illustrate his point in a meaningful way.

When someone calls Miller to transform his book "Blue Like Jazz" into a movie his journey begins. As he learns more and more about making his character in the movie interesting to a viewer, he also begins working on his own character, often by adding his own obstacles into his life: sign up for a bike ride across the U.S.? Sure, why not! Start a nonprofit? I guess so. Ask a girl he likes to go on an arduous hike in another country? OK. Miller invites readers into all these adventures with him as he discovers more of who he is.
If you're ready to write your own adventure, this book is one place to begin.