I read a book one time by a guy my wife doesn’t like very much. It was called a Million Miles in a Thousand Years and it changed my world view of well…everything.
It is pretty simply written and it isn’t very long, only about 250 pages. It’s the kind of book you can easily knock out in a weekend, the kind of book that eats up your time. It is a story, really, and it’s mostly about the epic we’re living that’s made up of all these little tragedies and comedies and (mostly) un-sensational narratives. It’s a good book because it pretty much resonates with anyone.
At its core the book is about creating a better story than the one you’re currently living.
I don’t really subscribe to the whole ‘take control of your life and do whatever you want’ notion that is quasi-promoted in the book. The premise is good though. It’s good because God has given us the ability to create and love and the ability to be artists at whatever we’re good at. I’m all for unique. So is God.
So if you don’t like the story your life is telling, maybe it’s time to mix it up a little bit. Maybe God didn’t mean for you to be bored or discontent. Or maybe mixing it up isn’t the problem. Maybe you need to be more disciplined and fervent in your pursuit of Him and more dedicated to your friends and family (I know we do…). You tell me, it’s your story.
Who am I to talk about storytelling though, I sat down to write a new ‘about’ for our website and somehow just spouted 300 words on Donald Miller and his book. My story looks like a comic strip right now.
What’s your favorite Donald Miller book?