A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 9780785213062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie, challenging readers to reconsider what they strive for in life and revealing how to get a second chance at life the first time around.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400202980

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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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.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418585874

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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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.

Young and Beardless

Author: John Luke Robertson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718089707

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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John Luke Robertson may be young and beardless, but he has a lot to say about growing up and discovering your purpose. John Luke Robertson, the oldest son of Willie and Korie Robertson and brother of Dancing with the Stars sensation Sadie Robertson, shares his story of what it’s like to grow up as a Robertson and all the fun and craziness that entails, as well as what he has learned as he has stepped out into his own unique experiences. He also shares what it’s like to navigate the walk from boyhood to becoming a man. Topics in this book include friendship, kindness, dreaming big, embracing your God-given uniqueness, taking chances, and choosing mentors. John Luke speaks frequently on dreams (how to build a dream for your life), schemes (how to plan for your dream to come true), and building teams (choosing the people around you who will become a team that helps make your dream come true through their support, honesty, and care). He will incorporate these important guidelines into the book, ultimately helping young people learn how to find and pursue a clear-cut purpose in their lives. Teens and young adults will enjoy reading his story, and they will benefit by reading Robertson’s wisdom and perspective on how to grow up and live out your purpose. And, with the Robertsons, this book is sure to be fun!

The Sound of a Million Dreams

Author: Suanne Camfield

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830892230

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 1815

What does a dream sound like? In these pages Suanne Camfield writes of the varied dreams that she has pursued over the course of her life. With captivating and eloquent stories and concepts, she guides us through what it feels like to have a stirring deep inside of us and how God guides and shapes us through that sense of calling.

What in the World Are You Doing with Cancer?

Author: Hannah McGinnis

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490800239

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Cancer? Don’t only old people and little kids get cancer? How on earth did I get cancer? That’s what Hannah McGinnis thought when she found out she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a twenty-one-year-old college senior. She didn’t qualify for aid, wigs, or wish-fulfillment programs like children under eighteen, but she didn’t feel old enough to be lumped in with middle-aged women and men fighting cancer. She found herself in the prime of life, battling a formidable disease without warning and without resources for her situation in life. In What in the World Are You Doing with Cancer?, McGinnis walks through her journey with the disease, from her diagnosis to the final treatment and her later reflections. She reveals her thoughts, fears, joys, and struggles with a touch of sarcasm along the way. Ultimately, though the diagnosis was both surreal and frightening, she found hope, a deeper purpose, and a faithful God. McGinnis encourages us—whether we have cancer or not—to remember that God is sovereign, to finish strong, and to find the eternal perspective in whatever unexpected trials we may face.

Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World

Author: Alan J. Roxburgh

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819232114

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Church has changed-this book shows how to follow the Spirit out into the community, and reimagine our mission for the 21st century. The decline in mainstream religious denominations is palpable. For years, the question has been: How can we "fix" the church' With thirty years of experience pastoring congregations in small towns, suburbs, and urban neighborhoods in renewal, Alan J. Roxburg knows that the answer is to instead, embrace the church, reinvigorate communities with the Holy Spirit, and re-engage our neighbors with the mission of God. In this timely perspective on the role of the church in today's environment, he shows how each one of us can become a leader in that mission. Roxburg distills the best missional wisdom for both clergy and laity alike, and offers concrete steps in transforming individual congregations and society. He sheds light on the troubling history that brought us to this point, and how ecumenically and globally we can implement the simple but necessary steps to build from it. An urgent call for Christians to guide any church-large or small-to becoming a vital center for a new spirituality, Joining God is an invitation "to embark on the journey you always wanted to take" (Philip Clayton, scholar, activist and author of Transforming Christian Theology).

Fire, Water, and Wind

Author: Norbert Haukenfrers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498219888

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Fire, Water, and Wind explores the forming of a healthy sense of personal identity. The impetus for Fire, Water, and Wind was the observation that people are searching for meaning and identity, are dissatisfied with their current situations, and many are actively seeking escape from their current life experiences. This is evidenced by the number of people involved in high-risk activities, be it drug or alcohol abuse, gambling, prostitution, multiple sex partners, smoking, or violent crimes. But does it have to be this way? Following the finding in the fields of psychology and neuroscience that narrative plays a key role within the context of identity formation, Fire, Water, and Wind offers an understanding of identity formation that is grounded in the biblical narrative that enables and equips one to face the varied challenges of life. Concluding that a narrative understanding of ones identity and ongoing formation as a follower of Jesus incorporates an integration of heart and mind, body, and soul, that requires the nurturing of a biblical imagination and unconscious, looking at the signs, symbols, and metaphors, encouraging ones life wholly alive. Enabling one to answer the "What should I live for?" question.


Author: Noel Brewer Yeatts

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441238468

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 1948

If we're being honest, most of us live comfortable, safe, and relatively easy lives. We enjoy a quality and ease of living that most of the world could not even imagine, let alone pursue. After all, even the poorest people in America are amongst the top five percent of the wealthiest people in the world, and the faces of those who suffer the most across the globe are distant and unfamiliar to us. As we busily navigate the path towards the American Dream, another dream has been forgotten--the hope that what is broken in this world may be restored to its intended fullness. The truth is we know we should help those less fortunate than us, but the needs of the world are so overwhelming. Where do we start? Where can we make the most impact? This compelling, story-driven book urges readers to open their eyes to the needs of a hurting world. It is a gripping, to-the-point challenge to get involved in realistic, positive change--one life at a time. Building on more than twenty years of experience in humanitarian relief efforts and community development around the world, author Noel Brewer Yeatts urges readers to realize that working to build a better world is not about guilt, handouts, or charity. It is about justice, compassion, and personal investment. She encourages readers to live a life fully awake . . . and doing a world of good.

National Preacher

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Sermons

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