Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – what kind of name is that? Does it tell you what the book may be about? Not me.

I started reading this book because I have enjoyed every other book Donald Miller has written. Little did I know it was going to be his best work yet! I finished the book and wanted to read it all over again. That’s how good it was.

Donald Miller teaches us about the store of our lives by telling us how he is changing the story of his. It’s basically the story of how his book “Blue Like Jazz” is turned into a screenplay for a movie and how they have to change the story in the book to make it more interesting for people to watch.

I loved how he came to the realization that his life wasn’t interesting enough to hold someone’s interest and how he could change the direction, or story, of his life.

Very motivating. He showed me that everyone can choose to live differently and doesn’t have to be stuck in the same old routine; that your story can be inviting to others and they will join in.

Donald Miller got me off the couch, on my bike and eager to find the next chapter in my own life.

Two thumbs up! Pick yourself up a copy and read it! And then give someone you know a copy… Head over to Thomas Nelson Publishers, they’ll help you out.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fearless by Max Lucado

As part of the Thomas Nelson Publisher Book Review Bloggers, http://brb.thomasnelson.com, I had the opportunity to read Max Lucado’s Fearless before it was released. The full name is Fearless, Imagine Your Life Without Fear. This was my first ever Max Lucado book. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but people I know always say his books are great. I can say that it was ok, but I would be hard pressed to go to great.

In the world we live in, there are a lot of reasons to be fearful – terrorism, job loss, the economy, violence, and death, to name a few. Mr. Lucado tackles many topics and offers scriptural back up to combat each particular fear. I am sure that if you are a person that lives w/ fear on a daily basis, this book will be comforting to you. I have to admit, it is nice to be reminded of the bible verses. I would definitely suggest this book to someone that I knew was going through a particularly scary or stressful time. It does not however, make me want to run out and purchase another book by Max Lucado. – borrow one from the Library maybe, but probably not buy one..