A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2009-09-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418585877

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Excerpt :

After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1400202981

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Excerpt :

Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life into a better story. Years after writing a best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another. But he gets rescued by two movie producers who want to make a movie based on his memoir. When they start fictionalizing Don's life for film-changing a meandering memoir into a structured narrative-the real-life Don starts a journey to edit his actual life into a better story. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details that journey and challenges readers to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.

Blue Like Jazz Book
Score: 3.5
From 4,561 Ratings

Blue Like Jazz


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400204588

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Blue Like Jazz Excerpt :

A popular minister recounts his zealous early life pursuit of the Christian life and his experiences of emptiness and spiritual detachment, tracing his quest to connect with a God he perceived as distant.

Scary Close Book

Scary Close


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400203970

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Scary Close Excerpt :

After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

Storyworthy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Storyworthy


  • Author : Matthew Dicks
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608685493

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Storyworthy Excerpt :

A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters. Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something “storyworthy” to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.

The Boat of a Million Years Book
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

The Boat of a Million Years


  • Author : Poul Anderson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504053662

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The Boat of a Million Years Excerpt :

A New York Times Notable Book and Hugo and Nebula Award Finalist: This epic chronicle of ten immortals over the course of history “succeeds admirably” (The New York Times). The immortals are ten individuals born in antiquity from various cultures. Immune to disease, able to heal themselves from injuries, they will never die of old age—although they can fall victim to catastrophic wounds. They have walked among mortals for millennia, traveling across the world, trying to understand their special gifts while searching for one another in the hope of finding some meaning in a life that may go on forever. Following their individual stories over the course of human history and beyond into a richly imagined future, “one of science fiction’s most revered writers” (USA Today) weaves a broad tapestry that is “ambitious in scope, meticulous in detail, polished in style” (Library Journal).

Through Painted Deserts Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Through Painted Deserts


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2005-08-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418513917

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Through Painted Deserts Excerpt :

Follow Don and Paul as they dive headlong into the deepest of human questions and find answers outside words?answers that have to be experienced to be believed. Day 1: "Trips like ours are greener grass left unknown for fear of believing trite sayings; sayings that are sometimes true. But our friends back home live an existence under the weight and awareness of times; a place we are slowly escaping; a world growing fainter by the hour and the mile." Day 13: "It feels again that we are leaving who we were, moving on into the people we will become, hopefully, people with some kind of answers, some kind of thing to believe tht makes sense of beauty, of romance. Something that would explain the red glow against Paul's face, the red glow that seems to be coming off the console . . . 'Did you notice the engine light is lit, bud?' I ask . . ." Day 83: "I sit in the van, waiting for her to come out when I notice a window in one of the classrooms open, and a backpack comes falling out, spilling a few books onto the lawn. After the backpack comes Elida, falling atop the pack and laying low, peeking back into the window to see if the teacher noticed. She gathers her books, reaches into the classroom and closes the window, then runs toward the van as though this were a prison break." As you read Through Painted Deserts, you'll soon realize this is not just one man's account of finding light, God, and beauty on the open road. Rather, this book maps the journey you're already traveling . . . or soon will be.

All Groan Up Book

All Groan Up


  • Author : Paul Angone
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310341437

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All Groan Up Excerpt :

All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and A Freaking Job! is the story of the GenY/Millennial generation told through the individual story of author Paul Angone. It’s a story of struggle, hope, failure, and doubts in the twilight zone of growing up and being grown, connecting with his twentysomething post-college audience with raw honesty, humor, and hope.

A Thousand Miles to Freedom Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

A Thousand Miles to Freedom


  • Author : Eunsun Kim
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466870888

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A Thousand Miles to Freedom Excerpt :

Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun was in danger of the same. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching South Korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, survive a North Korean labor camp, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot. Now, Eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting exposé of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Searching for God Knows What Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

Searching for God Knows What


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2010-05-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418529956

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Searching for God Knows What Excerpt :

In Searching for God Knows What, best-selling author Donald Miller invites you to reconnect with a faith worth believing. With humor, intelligence, and his trademark writing style, he shows that relationship is God’s way of leading us to redemption. And our need for redemption drives us to relationship with God. “Being a Christian,” Miller writes, “is more like falling in love than understanding a series of ideas.” Maybe you are a Christian wondering what faith you signed up for. Or maybe you don’t believe anything and are daring someone—anyone—to show you a genuine example of authentic faith. Somewhere beyond the self-help formulas, fancy marketing, and easy promises there is a life-changing experience with God waiting. Searching for God Knows What weaves together beautiful stories and fresh perspectives on the Bible to show one man’s journey to find it. “Like a shaken snow globe, Donald Miller’s newest collection of essays creates a swirl of ideas about the Christian life that eventually crystallize into a lovely landscape . . . [He] is one of the evangelical book market’s most creative writers.” —Christianity Today “If you have felt that Jesus is someone you respect and admire—but Christianity is something that repels you—Searching for God Knows What will give you hope that you still can follow Jesus and be part of a church without the trappings of organized religion.” —Dan Kimball Author of The Emerging Church and Pastor of Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, CA “For fans of Blue Like Jazz, I doubt you will be disappointed. Donald Miller writes with the wit and vulnerability that you expect. He perfectly illustrates important themes in a genuine and humorous manner . . . For those who would be reading Miller for the first time, this would be a great start.” —Relevant

How To Think More About Sex Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

How To Think More About Sex


  • Author : Alain de Botton
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230766129

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How To Think More About Sex Excerpt :

In this rigorous and supremely honest book Alain de Botton helps us navigate the intimate and exciting – yet often confusing and difficult – experience that is sex. Few of us tend to feel we’re entirely normal when it comes to sex, and what we’re supposed to be feeling rarely matches up with the reality. This book argues that 21st-century sex is ultimately fated to be a balancing act between love and desire, and adventure and commitment. Covering topics that include lust, fetishism, adultery and pornography, Alain de Botton frankly articulates the dilemmas of modern sexuality, offering insights and consolation to help us think more deeply and wisely about the sex we are, or aren’t, having. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

My Message is C L E A R  Book

My Message is C L E A R


  • Author : Gabe Murfitt
  • Publisher : AudioInk Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780985093204

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My Message is C L E A R Excerpt :

In My Message is C.L.E.A.R., join Gabe Murfitt as he shares his story of learning to live in a uniquely formed body. Through Gabe’s C.L.E.A.R. formula, you will discover how you can have: • Courage to face life’s challenges. • Leadership that is encouraging and compassionate. • Endurance in hard times. • Attitude that enables you to achieve your goals. • Respect for others and yourself. Gabe’s message of hope shows how you can live a purposeful, successful life, even when facing great adversities.

Maverick  Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Maverick


  • Author : Ricardo Semler
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Brasilien
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780712678865

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Maverick Excerpt :

The International Bestseller That Tells How Semler Tore Up The Rule Books - And Defied Inflation Running At Up To 900% Per Year!- Workers Make Decisions Previously Made By Their Bosses- Managerial Staff Set Their Own Salaries And Bonuses - Everyone Has Access To The Company Books- No Formality - A Minimum Of Meetings, Memos And Approvals- Internal Walls Torn Down - Shopfloor Workers Set Their Own Productivity Targets And SchedulesResult - Semco Is One Of Latin America'S Fastest-Growing Companies, Acknowledged To Be The Best In Brazil To Work For, And With A Waiting List Of Thousands Of Applicants Waiting To Join It. Learn Ricardo'S Secrets And Let Some Of The Semco Magic Rub Off On You And Your Company.

Love Does Book
Score: 4.5
From 56 Ratings

Love Does


  • Author : Bob Goff
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400203758

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Love Does Excerpt :

Recounts lessons the author learned through taking on challenging and unique opportunities, offering commentary on the inherent compatibility of adventure and the Christian life as well as love's ability to encourage and inspire action.

Stitches Book
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings

Stitches


  • Author : David Small
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771081156

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Stitches Excerpt :

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Best Book of the Year An Amazon.com Top Ten Best Book of 2009 A Washington Post Book World’s Ten Best Book of the Year A California Literary Review Best Book of 2009 An L.A. Times Top 25 Non-Fiction Book of 2009 An NPR Best Book of the Year, Best Memoir With this stunning graphic memoir, David Small takes readers on an unforgettable journey into the dark heart of his tumultuous childhood in 1950s Detroit, in a coming-of-age tale like no other. At the age of fourteen, David awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover his throat had been slashed and one of his vocal chords removed, leaving him a virtual mute. No one had told him that he had cancer and was expected to die. The resulting silence was in keeping with the atmosphere of secrecy and repressed frustration that pervaded the Small household and revealed itself in the slamming of cupboard doors, the thumping of a punching bag, the beating of a drum. Believing that they were doing their best, David’s parents did just the reverse. David’s mother held the family emotionally hostage with her furious withdrawals, even as she kept her emotions hidden — including from herself. His father, rarely present, was a radiologist, and although David grew up looking at X-rays and drawing on X-ray paper, it would be years before he discovered the shocking consequences of his father’s faith in science. A work of great bravery and humanity, Stitches is a gripping and ultimately redemptive story of a man’s struggle to understand the past and reclaim his voice.