Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

"The saddest thing about life is that you don't remember half of it."

When Donald Miller's life came to a halt after a very successful book was published he had a hard time even getting out of bed. But when two movie producers show up at his door proposing to turn his memoir into a movie he was intrigued enough to invite them in.

What follows is his attempt to change his life into something that people would want to watch. And with that he leads us on a journey of introspection and purpose.

I found myself looking at my own day-to-day life and wondering if I was making a difference at all. And also questioning whether it was really necessary to make my life into something that people would want to watch.

Either way this book was interesting enough that even now I find myself remembering parts of it and pondering a bit. Good or bad I'm always a work in progress and a book that helps me to look at it from another angle is a good thing.


A first for my blog! Thomas Nelson Publishers has graciously sent along a copy of this book for me to give away to one of my readers.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and let me know something you've recently read (since I'm always looking for book recommendations). I'll close this on Monday, October 5 at 8:00 am Central Time and use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Debby said...

You may be amazed at the difference your life has made. Our son's memorial service was packed, standing room only, and many could only hear, not see. He was only 30 and had that kind of impact. Or rather God used him for that kind of impact. So many people heard the Gospel that day that may not have heard it before. If God is glorified in our lives, people will look and want more. And I'm reading Fearless. Partially on your recommendation and partially because I like Max Lucado's works.

Eunice said...

I enjoy your book reviews and have bought a few you have recommended. I have been reading a whole series by Karen Kingsbury.

grammy said...

Looks good. I just read Beverly Lewis newest books.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! It is a highlight of day. Currently I am reading all of the mysterys writen by Harlan Coben. I love the way he ties in all the characters to solving the mystery. God bless!

alwayshopeful said...

I really enjoy your blog. The ast book i read is an older one by franklin Graham,rebel with a cause,Very goog book,,,Thanks for the giveaway,sounds like a very insightful book.
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Marie said...

I've just read the Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigigiani. It is a heartwarming story that makes you laugh and cry.