Sep 29, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

"It didn't occur to me at the time, but it's obvious now that in creating the fictional Don, I was creating the person I wanted to be, the person worth telling stories about." A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, pg 29.

After two movie producers contact him, Donald Miller gets the unique opportunity to recreate his life. The process of making a movie causes Don to realize that every life is a story, and some people are living bad stories. This idea propels Don forward, causing him to seek out good stories of his own to live. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a book about the journey each of us makes, trying to live a meaningful life.

As a writer, I enjoyed the idea that each of us are living a story. Our choices and motivations help decide if we are living a good story or a bad one. Most life stories are just plain boring. We get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch the game, and go to bed. No one would want to buy a book about a life like that! Through reading this book, I was challenged to re-evaluate my own story. I had to ask myself if I was living a life worth talking about, or was I going down the boring path of comfort and ease. After all, it is the unexpected complications of life that often lead us to a better story. It’s true in fiction and it’s true in life! I enjoyed this book.

I want to give you an opportunity to enjoy this book too. I will be giving away a copy of Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. Just leave a comment on this post. A winner will be drawn announced on Saturday.

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