A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN 10: 1418585874
ISBN 13: 9781418585877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Review:

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

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN 10: 9781400202980
ISBN 13: 1400202981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Review:

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

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780785213062
ISBN 13: 0785213066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Review:

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

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN 10: 1418585874
ISBN 13: 9781418585877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Review:

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.

Scary Close

Scary Close
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN 10: 140020397X
ISBN 13: 9781400203970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scary Close Book Review:

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.

Searching for God Knows What

Searching for God Knows What
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-05-24
ISBN 10: 1418529958
ISBN 13: 9781418529956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Searching for God Knows What Book Review:

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

Storyworthy

Storyworthy
Author: Matthew Dicks
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 1608685497
ISBN 13: 9781608685493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storyworthy Book Review:

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.

Blue Like Jazz

Blue Like Jazz
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 1400204585
ISBN 13: 9781400204588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Like Jazz Book Review:

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.

Through Painted Deserts

Through Painted Deserts
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 1418578908
ISBN 13: 9781418578909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through Painted Deserts Book Review:

Journey of a Thousand Miles

Journey of a Thousand Miles
Author: Lang Lang,David Ritz
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-07-15
ISBN 10: 0385526911
ISBN 13: 9780385526913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey of a Thousand Miles Book Review:

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as Number One. There was the Number One leader of a manufacturing plant, the Number One worker, the Number One scientist, the Number One car mechanic. In the culture of my childhood, being best was everything. It was the goal that drove us, the motivation that gave life meaning. And if, by chance or fate or the blessings of the generous universe, you were a child in whom talent was evident, Number One became your mantra. It became mine. I never begged my parents to take off the pressure. I accepted it; I even enjoyed it. It was a game, this contest among aspiring pianists, and although I may have been shy, I was bold, even at age five, when faced with a field of rivals. Born in China to parents whose musical careers were interrupted by the Cultural Revolution, Lang Lang has emerged as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Yet despite his fame, few in the West know of the heart-wrenching journey from his early childhood as a prodigy in an industrial city in northern China to his difficult years in Beijing to his success today. Journey of a Thousand Miles documents the remarkable, dramatic story of a family who sacrificed almost everything—his parents’ marriage, financial security, Lang Lang’s childhood, and their reputation in China’s insular classical music world—for the belief in a young boy’s talent. And it reveals the devastating and intense relationship between a boy and his father, who was willing to go to any length to make his son a star. An engaging, informative cultural commentator who bridges East and West, Lang Lang has written more than an autobiography: his book opens a door to China, where Lang Lang is a cultural icon, at a time when the world’s attention will be on Beijing. Written with David Ritz, the coauthor of many bestselling autobiographies, Journey of a Thousand Miles is an inspiring story that will give readers an appreciation for the courage and sacrifice it takes to achieve greatness.

How To Think More About Sex

How To Think More About Sex
Author: Alain de Botton,The School of Life
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN 10: 0230766129
ISBN 13: 9780230766129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Think More About Sex Book Review:

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

A Thousand Miles to Freedom

A Thousand Miles to Freedom
Author: Eunsun Kim,Sébastien Falletti
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-07-21
ISBN 10: 1466870885
ISBN 13: 9781466870888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Miles to Freedom Book Review:

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.

The Boat of a Million Years

The Boat of a Million Years
Author: Poul Anderson
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 1504053664
ISBN 13: 9781504053662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boat of a Million Years Book Review:

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).

Love Does

Love Does
Author: Bob Goff,Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1400203759
ISBN 13: 9781400203758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Does Book Review:

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.

Reinventing Writing

Reinventing Writing
Author: Vicki Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317821084
ISBN 13: 9781317821083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Writing Book Review:

In this much-anticipated book from acclaimed blogger Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher), you’ll learn the key shifts in writing instruction necessary to move students forward in today’s world. Vicki describes how the elements of traditional writing are being reinvented with cloud-based tools. Instead of paper, note taking, filing cabinets, word processors, and group reports, we now have tools like ePaper, eBooks, social bookmarking, cloud syncing, infographics, and more. Vicki shows you how to select the right tool, set it up quickly, and prevent common mistakes. She also helps you teach digital citizenship and offers exciting ways to build writing communities where students love to learn. Special Features: • Essential questions at the start of each chapter to get you thinking about the big ideas • A chapter on each of the nine essential cloud-based tools--ePaper and eBooks; digital notebooks; social bookmarking; cloud syncing; cloud writing apps; blogging and microblogging; wikis and website builders; online graphic organizers and mind maps; and cartoons and infographics • A wide variety of practical ways to use each tool in the classroom • Alignments to the Common Core State Standards in writing • Level Up Learning--a special section at the end of each chapter to help you review, reflect on, and apply what you’ve learned • Writing tips to help you make the best use of the tools and avoid common pitfalls • A glossary of key terms discussed in the book • Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom No matter what grade level you teach or how much tech experience you have, you will benefit from Vicki’s compelling and practical ideas. As she emphasizes throughout this essential book, teaching with cloud-based tools has never been easier, more convenient, or more important than right now.

On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition

On Writing Well  30th Anniversary Edition
Author: William Zinsser
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 0062250507
ISBN 13: 9780062250506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

A Thousand Years Sheet Music

A Thousand Years Sheet Music
Author: Christina Perri
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN 10: 1495032531
ISBN 13: 9781495032530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Years Sheet Music Book Review:

(Easy Piano). Easy piano sheet music.

My Message is C L E A R

My Message is C L E A R
Author: Gabe Murfitt
Publsiher: AudioInk Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 098509320X
ISBN 13: 9780985093204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Message is C L E A R Book Review:

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.

Business Made Simple

Business Made Simple
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: HarperCollins Leadership
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 1400203821
ISBN 13: 9781400203826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Made Simple Book Review:

Is this blue book more valuable than a business degree? Most people enter their professional careers not understanding how to grow a business. At times, this makes them feel lost, or worse, like a fraud pretending to know what they’re doing. It’s hard to be successful without a clear understanding of how business works. These 60 daily readings are crucial for any professional or business owner who wants to take their career to the next level. New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Donald Miller knows that business is more than just a good idea made profitable – it’s a system of unspoken rules, rarely taught by MBA schools. If you are attempting to profitably grow your business or career, you need elite business knowledge—knowledge that creates tangible value. Even if you had the time, access, or money to attend a Top 20 business school, you would still be missing the practical knowledge that propels the best and brightest forward. However, there is another way to achieve this insider skill development, which can both drastically improve your career earnings and the satisfaction of achieving your goals. Donald Miller learned how to rise to the top using the principles he shares in this book. He wrote Business Made Simple to teach others what it takes to grow your career and create a company that is healthy and profitable. These short, daily entries and accompanying videos will add enormous value to your business and the organization you work for. In this sixty-day guide, readers will be introduced to the nine areas where truly successful leaders and their businesses excel: Character: What kind of person succeeds in business? Leadership: How do you unite a team around a mission? Personal Productivity: How can you get more done in less time? Messaging: Why aren’t customers paying more attention? Marketing: How do I build a sales funnel? Business Strategy: How does a business really work? Execution: How can we get things done? Sales: How do I close more sales? Management: What does a good manager do? Business Made Simple is the must-have guide for anyone who feels lost or overwhelmed by the modern business climate, even if they attended business school. Learn what the most successful business leaders have known for years through the simple but effective secrets shared in these pages. Take things further: If you want to be worth more as a business professional, read each daily entry and follow along with the free videos that will be sent to you after you buy the book.

An Economist Walks into a Brothel

An Economist Walks into a Brothel
Author: Allison Schrager
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 0525533974
ISBN 13: 9780525533979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Economist Walks into a Brothel Book Review:

Is it worth swimming in shark-infested waters to surf a 50-foot, career-record wave? Is it riskier to make an action movie or a horror movie? Should sex workers forfeit 50 percent of their income for added security or take a chance and keep the extra money? Most people wouldn't expect an economist to have an answer to these questions--or to other questions of daily life, such as who to date or how early to leave for the airport. But those people haven't met Allison Schrager, an economist and award-winning journalist who has spent her career examining how people manage risk in their lives and careers. Whether we realize it or not, we all take risks large and small every day. Even the most cautious among us cannot opt out--the question is always which risks to take, not whether to take them at all. What most of us don't know is how to measure those risks and maximize the chances of getting what we want out of life. In An Economist Walks into a Brothel, Schrager equips readers with five principles for dealing with risk, principles used by some of the world's most interesting risk takers. For instance, she interviews a professional poker player about how to stay rational when the stakes are high, a paparazzo in Manhattan about how to spot different kinds of risk, horse breeders in Kentucky about how to diversify risk and minimize losses, and a war general who led troops in Iraq about how to prepare for what we don't see coming. When you start to look at risky decisions through Schrager's new framework, you can increase the upside to any situation and better mitigate the downside.