Donald Miller’s new book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years—What I Learned While Editing My Life, begins with this pointed comment, “The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won’t make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either.”
Ouch! If you’re like me, I often think my life story wouldn’t even make a lousy “B” movie.
The premise of this book is that making your life count isn’t about what you accomplish, but about embracing your challenges; and if you have no worthy obstacles, find some. Difficulties, says Miller, are designed to change you. If you ignore, tolerate, or avoid problems, you’re missing the point of a life well lived and a story well told.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years takes you through Miller’s own story of embracing and conquering his difficulties, some chosen, others thrust upon him. Along the way, you’ll cry, laugh, and even curse yourself for reading this book, because now you’ll realize you need to do something about your life. And it won’t be comfortable.
Well written, thoughtful, and very humorous, this is one book I will buy for my children and friends—if I loan it out, I might not get it back!
Read it yet? If not, why not? Do you have any contemplative musings or radical ravings about this book? How has it impacted your life? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
In Him together, Susan Gaddis
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