This month I read A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller…or I guess I should say I read it in a couple nights. I flew through this book because it was so good. So easy to read but also had a lot of great insights.
In this book Miller writes about how he learns to live a better life. He writes about how our life is a story and how it’s up to us whether our story will be one worth telling.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
“What I’m saying is I think life is staggering and we’re just used to it. We all are like spoiled children no longer impressed with the gifts we’re given–it’s just another sunset, just another rainstorm moving in over the mountain, just another child being born, just another funeral.” p. 58
“And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.” p. 155
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. And when you stop expecting material possessions to complete you, you’d be surprised at how much pleasure you get in material possessions. And when you stop expecting God to end all your troubles, you’d be surprised how much you like spending time with God.” p. 206
I love Miller’s style of writing-he’s real, he’s funny, he’s easy to relate to. He tells interesting stories of the people he meets and the experiences he has. And through all of this, he weaves in the important message of living a life worth living.
He is also the founder of The Mentoring Project which is a mentoring program for kids without fathers.
And because once again I’ve found a book I love and I want everyone to read it, I’m giving away a copy! To be entered to win, just leave a comment telling me why you want to read this book. Winner will be selected at random by Pick Giveaway Winner on
Sunday, April 17th. This giveaway is now closed.