What story are you living?
Do you want to live a better story?
In A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life Don Miller invites us to live a better story and tells us how to get there.
While working on a project to turn his bestselling Blue Like Jazz into a movie, Miller begins to learn the elements of story. Realizing that the elements that create a good story could also be applied to create a good life, Miller decides to live a better story. And he does. Hiking the Machu Picchu. Biking across America. A quest to find his father. Starting an organization to mentor young men. As he tells about the new narrative he is crafting for his life, readers learn to live a better story themselves.
Miller writes “A good writer doesn’t just tell a better story, though. He invites other people into the story with him, giving them a better story too.” This is what Miller does in A Million Miles.
I loved this book. I cried when I read Chapter 9 “How Jason Saved His Family.” As a parent, this book was a reminder to invite my children to live in a meaningful story—the story of what God is doing in the world. I can’t wait to read it again.
Miller’s early work featured observant and witty commentary on the world; A Million Miles in a Thousand Years just might change the world.
Here’s a sample for you to read: