A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
What I Learned While Editing My Life
By Donald Miller
I was impressed by Miller’s claim to fame Blue Like Jazz. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is another great work.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this new addition to Miller’s resume is an easy read, but at the same time a challenge to your way of living and how you view life.
Miller takes his experience of being involved in writing a movie about “his life” and in talking of what it takes to write a movie, causes you to think about your own life and how you are living it. Miller reminds the reader that we choose how we live our lives and whether or not our lives will be “meaningful” when we look at them. We have to get up and live our lives.
In reminding us the reader to live our lives, he reminds us that we are just one part of the greater story that is weaved together by God. Its not all about us, but about God’s story. We all have a part in the great picture of that story.
This book is a great and quick read. Miller found a great style of making the mundane interactions in writing a movie to a quick and enjoyable read. Never once did you feel that you were being hit over the head by the “focus”/”aim” of Millers book. Instead his writing brought to life the questions and thoughts that were meant to prod you into thinking more deeply about your life. I’d recommend this book to anyone that needs to take a step back and think about their life and where their life is going. You’ll find yourself wanting to keep reading and reading and not put this book down.