A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: Book Review

Jun 26, 2010 | 2010 Articles, Books & Tales, Every Other Book, Jayce Ham, Teens

by Jessica Ham

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller is a riveting book about a young man in his 30s who begins rethinking his life. Donald Miller wrote the bestselling book Blue Like Jazz. In his current book, two men call Donald up and ask if they can speak with him about the possibility of turning Blue Like Jazz into a motion picture. The men arrive but what follows is not what Donald expected. The men want to completely change the story to make it more exciting. Because of this, Donald starts thinking about the kind of story he is living and seeks to change it. Every chapter is a different element of his story. This book shows the many high and low points of Donald’s journey to find his long-lost father and to live a more “exciting” life.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years cover

As far as I’m concerned, this is the greatest book Donald Miller has written. A Million Miles reveals what it’s really like to be fully human, living a truly good life. Life isn’t just about getting the girl or making money. Donald discovers that life is about helping others and doing things that fill the emptiness in your heart; a dedicated relationship to God. After reading this book, I have started editing my life. I am no longer consumed by my own wants and desires. I am trying to live to help other people. Donald Miller is a truly inspirational fellow. Reading any of his books is time well-spent, but especially this one. You will laugh, you will cry, you will scream, you will jump for joy. Donald’s journey is a rollercoaster. I encourage you to read this book and enjoy the ride.

Check out Donald Miller’s blog or follow him on twitter: @donmilleris.

As a direct result of the journey this book shares, Don Miller founded The Mentoring Project.

Jessica Ham is 17 years old and an ongoing contributor to our Teen Talk section; with dreams of being on Broadway, she’s right at home covering Entertainment.


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