Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller

From the author of Blue Like Jazz and Father Fiction. Two movie producers approached him about turning his memoir into a movie and they all started meeting to write a screenplay. He starts thinking about his life and editing it and what makes a great story and movie. He challenges us to think about our lives and what kind of story we're living and if that's the story we want to be living.

Recommended if you want to take a look at the big picture of your life and what you're living for and what your life is about.

A quote from the book:
"I think this is when most people give up on their stories. They come out of college wanting to change the world, wanting to get married, wanting to have kids and change the way people buy office supplies. But they get into the middle and discover it was harder than they thought. They can't see the distant shore anymore, and they wonder if their paddling is moving them forward. None of the trees behind them are getting smaller and none of the trees ahead are getting bigger. They take it out on their spouses, and they go looking for an easier story." --Donald Miller

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