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What makes a great life? That’s the question that Donald Miller stumbled into when a couple of movie producers started molding his life’s story into a story fit for the big screen. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life begins by setting the stage, explaining where Miller’s life was when he was approached by the producers, and then proceeds to explain what happened next. He uses his own experience at editing the story of his life to help others see how to improve their lives by creating a better story.

Like the other books that I’ve read by Miller, I found this book astounding. Miller’s self-deprecating style and knack for gleaning insight from everyday experiences make his books both enjoyable and profound. The fact that this audiobook edition is read by the author makes it even better. Every time I started listening, I felt as if I were sitting down with a good friend who was telling me what he had been up to and encouraging me to benefit from his experience. I walked away from each listening with ideas for how to better my life.

Hilarious at times, inciting tears at others, this is one book that you don’t want to miss.

Firestarter: Wonder

By Nate LaClaire —  November 11, 2010 — 2 Comments

I mentioned a few days ago that a friend has loaned me a couple of Don Miller’s books and that I have found them enlightening. Here’s a quote that caught my attention:

At the end of the day, when I am lying in bed and I know the chances of any of our theology being exactly right are a million to one, I need to know that God has things figured out, that if my math is wrong we are still going to be okay. And wonder is that feeling we get when we let go of our silly answers, our mapped out rules that we want God to follow. I don’t think there is any better worship than wonder.

— Donald Miller, in Blue Like Jazz (page 206)

I love that.

Do you take time to wonder?

A friend of mine recently loaned me two books by Donald Miller. I am enjoying the first of them, Blue Like Jazz, immensely. That’s probably why Lindsey Nobles’ October 22 blog post, The Best Thing I’ve Read This Week, caught my attention. The “best thing” referenced in that title is a post by Donald Miller entitled, Do You Have a Team of Good Life Editors? I am blessed by an excellent team of life editors, although I don’t often rely on them (or trust them) as much as I should. Reading this post got me thinking about how blessed I am in this area. I need to thank them and apologize for not following – or seeking – their advice as often as I should.

Do you have a team of good life editors?