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What made the experience of listening to A Million Miles in a Thousand Years the most enjoyable?
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.
What other book might you compare A Million Miles in a Thousand Years to and why?
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.
What does Donald Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
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.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The words brought me tears, the struggles in a broken family, the sadness of losing your love one. A very honest book.
13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Better stories need to be lived. Great book that makes you see the world differently.
Wow! What a great book! I feel so challenged and also enlightened. It was refreshing to hear such a great and new perspective on what meaning is and how we are alive when we are in conflict