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

Today, Donald Miller‘s new book hit the shelves. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a brilliantly honest book about Donald Miller’s journey of self evaluation as he works through writing a screenplay of his memoir Blue Like Jazz. After learning about the key elements of story from a workshop by the sought-after creative writing instructor Robert McKee, Miller shares his attempts to recreate the story of his own life and live more intentionally. Miller challenges each of us to listen to the promptings of the Writer (God) so that we can live out a life story that is worth telling rather than live a passive life made of random events.

When I first picked up the book, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. It took me a chapter or so to really be captivated by what Miller was saying. I soon found myself wishing I had a pen to underline insight after insight that Miller shared about the elements of a good story and how we could live life according to similar principles. I found it easy to identify with Miller’s journey and appreciated the openness with which he shared his struggles (physical, emotional and spiritual) in the midst transformations God was bringing him through.

This, by far, is the best of Donald Miller’s books and is a must read. It’ll leave you wanting to live out an amazing story as well as wanting to call others to the amazing life story that God has for each of us.

You can check out an excerpt from the book below:

A Million Miles In A Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Oh! I almost forgot!!! I have an extra copy of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years to give away. All you have to do is be the first to answer this question, “What is the name of the ‘famous’ person helping to write the screenplay for Blue Like Jazz?” Leave your answer in the comments section.


9 thoughts on “Book Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

  1. Brian Jones says:

    I know the answer, but I won't say it as I already own two copies of the book. 🙂


  2. jonathan says:

    Is Steve Taylor famous?

  3. Seth says:

    Ben Pearson and Steve Taylor is directing it….can I have the book?

  4. jcisonline says:

    too late sad day 😦 Awesome ur giving away a copy though henry +1 for you!

  5. […] what about writing/living a life story worth living? What about that rich and satisfying life Jesus talks about? What about all things working together […]

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