A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details that journey and challenges listeners to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.
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This is not a religious book, I got this for my non-Christian friends. I read books about existential questions by authors who are New-age, Jews, Muslim, agnostic, or non-religious. Donald is Christian, and there are issues in life that he narrate from a Christian's perspective, like how God loves us, how God is present in our lives, but not in the mission to convert the audiences.
I love the fact that Donald narrated his own book, his monotone is embedded with his great sense of humour, and you can hear that subtle cheekiness in the beginning, slowly move to heavier issues he witnessed. He talks about his experiences in life without focusing solely on himself, but people he came across who live not only to write a better life story for themselves, but for strangers, too.
I listen to many of my audio books more than once, and this one, I listen to it a few times already.
This is not a self-help book, and author didn't reflect on his life was hard for him, and how others have wronged him, so I don't know what other books to compare this with.
I like how he is not giving you an answer as if he knows what life is all about, but though his experiences and people he met, he realized there are some common elements to a good story line of one's life. He talks about his own struggles, his friend's baby's birth, and friend's wife's death, he talks in the way that brings us to the experience. I feel like I had a long walk with Donald and he told me all these things he observed.
The words brought me tears, the struggles in a broken family, the sadness of losing your love one. A very honest book.
I am a middle aged male who thinks radio is bubble gum for the brain, so I listen to books in the car. At least one a month.
Don reads his own book and because of that he really makes it. The voice tone and inflection adds something that I did not expect. His cadence and flow make this GREAT story even better. I am sorry, but I don't get the title. The book has nothing to do with bikes, time or traveling.
It reminds you to live a good life, to live a good story - a story worth telling. It is a very human book.
Love Donald Miller................very inspirational, has led to changes in my life. The way he shares his "story" and encourages us to consider our "story" was great. I need to find more from this guy.
I spent a day at the park and listened to this book, start to finish. I laughed out loud, I cried a little, and I took with me some insights for my own life.
This book isn't for the cynical, but the hopeful. With an open heart and mind, you will -- at the very least -- enjoy a well-crafted journey of personal discovery. And if this book comes into your life at the right time, you'll get even more out of it.
I don't want to give anything away, because this book has the potential to delight, and I wouldn't want to rob anyone of that. If you enjoy thoughtful, self-aware writing with a message, this book is probably for you.
This audio book was better than expected. It's one of those witty you need to think about life stories. The author was great and love when they are the Narrator of their own books. I felt good after listening to this book and think we can all learn a little something from the authors message about living a better story.
Provides a life changing perspective shift. I highly recommend this book. You wont regret it.
First off, I disagree with those who have said that since this is a religious book, non-religious people should stay away. The theme of the book is living your life as a story, and while in Don's case his faith affects that, the sort of stories he tells with his life are stories that benefit everyone.
Don Miller made a name for himself with Blue Like Jazz--which was then made into a decent indie movie. The difference between the two is that the book is a memoir and the film is fiction. The premise for this one is the process he and the screenwriters went through in turning a true story into a filmable, fictional story. This book tells a lot of stories that found their origin in that one.
Don reads it himself, and while he's not a professional reader, it's not bad and not distracting. The advantage of an author reading his own book is that he knows exactly what to emphasize.
So many great quotes & take aways. The reading was a bit slow and got on my nerves a at times, but I like that it is the author. It has had a tremendous influence over how I look at and live my life. I want to live a good story and that message and how to do that here are clear. The humor is enjoyable. He does a great job breaking down what it takes and providing examples in his and others' lives.
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Kinda didn't like the God bashing at the end of the book. It didn't fit the story and felt like the author was embarrassed to have his own thoughts show in front of his friends The story to that point was pretty good, and there were some interesting life reflecting nuggets, but I felt the change towards the end of the book seemed 180 out from the story..
"Favourite Audio of 2010"
I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this audio. I love the concept that our lives are story, that they can be made better or worse depending on how we want to live. Simple but so powerful.
I think this has to be my favourite book of 2010, as its written in a style that really captivated me, easily taking me on the author?s journey with him. His descriptions of emotions, characters, situations, scenery and the mundane is just brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
I took a while to listen to it as I didn?t want to rush and miss anything out, by not giving it my full attention.
Donald Miller?s narration is excellent, adding to the enjoyment of the book. I?m a new comer to Miller?s work but I will definitely be looking out for more in the future.
Thanks to christianaudio.com?s reviewers program for this copy.
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