A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller {Giveaway}

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.

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Comments

  1. i want to read it because you recommended it : )

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I want to read the book based on your glowing recommendation!

    Samantha

  3. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I would like to read this book just because I'm always on the lookout for a good book to read.

  4. Sam Paschall says:

    gotta have it because the last book i won was awesome!

  5. I'd love to read this book! I've heard that Donald Miller is a wonderful author, but I've never read any of his books. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  6. I've heard that he is a great author but I've never read any of his stuff. So I'd love to win. ;) cool giveaway Krissa!

  7. This book looks great and right up my alley. Thanks for coming by OAMM I hope you enjoy the Mexican Verde and many more recipes to come!

  8. Thanks for sharing your review on this book. The quotes you include make me want to read the book as well!

  9. I am really interested in his perspective on living out your story. I hope I win!

  10. I've been totally wanting to read this book!

  11. I have wanted to read this book since before it came out. I believe the stories of our lives are so important. I also believe that we are not merely spectators in the story of our life. We are active participants with a real and active God who allows us to daily make choices, big and small, that create the story of our life.

  12. I would love to read this one too, I read Blue like Jazz and To Own a Dragon (awesome!) and maybe another, I love his style and his humor, so I would love to get my paws on a copy of this book! Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. sounds like a good one! how do you have so much time to read?? i would love to read this one this summer!

    • I just set aside a little time each night and slowly get through books little by little! This one was a super easy and quick read…so a good one if you're constantly getting interrupted or don't have a ton of time to devote to reading.

  14. eileen 3 says:

    I'd love to read it because I can see Donald Miller and my philosophy of life is so parallel. We spend so much time reaching for something else that life passes us by.

    We fail to see the brilliance of those things happening to us daily.

  15. eileen rollins says:

    Sorry for the typo….in my post above…..:(

  16. Debby Morey says:

    I have this book and have been waiting to have time to read it. You made me want to read it! Thanks, Love you, Mom

  17. i'd love to read it because it seems like a good, easy, fun read.

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