I love Donald Miller. It started when I took my friend’s advice to read “Blue Like Jazz” and it’s continued ever since. After reading “Blue Like Jazz”, I read “Searching for God Knows What” and “Through Painted Deserts”. Over time, I must say that I have a certain expectation for Miller’s work, and this book did not disappoint.
I will admit that I was hesitant about the topic of the book. Reading about Donald Miller’s journey after becoming very successful didn’t REALLY appeal to me that much. However, once I started the book, I found myself reading as intently as I had read with his other books. Reading “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” was refreshing to me. It took me back to a place of curiosity within my faith that I’m sad to say has been missing recently. What I appreciate most about Miller is his ability to not only see God in the most ordinary, every day things; but to subsequently express that in a way that his readers can easily understand. That skill, as a writer, is truly a gift.
As with previous books that I’ve read by Donald Miller, I was pushed to think about myself, and how I view my faith and my relationship with God. Miller also seems to have mastered the ability of writing about ones self without seeming too self-absorbed or overly arrogant, which is another skill that as a writer, is a gift.
I would (and already have) recommend this book to anyone who is seeking to explore their faith in a new way, or just want to go a deeper level in their faith. Those not familiar with Miller and his style of writing may have to adjust, but it’s an easy adjustment to make and definitely one that is worth it. Miller doesn’t disappoint.