Book review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller (****.)

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I decided to read Donald Miller’s latest book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, after reading a review by Michael Hyatt (CEO of Thomas Nelson, publisher of the book) – of course that review (here) might have been biased, but it was the way the review that was written that convinced me, reading the author’s note and first chapter online (here), and the the quirky and innovative concept of the book.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years seems on first sight to be a biography (or even an update, since his previous book was also biographical), written as if it were to be made into a hollywood film.  It is however so much more – it’s a reflection on true values, an exercise in soul-searching, and a celebration of (and acceptance and gratitude for) life, in all its minutia and boring detail.

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Book review: The Noticer, by Andy Andrews (****.)

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The Noticer tells a story, involving the author, of an old man, Jones (“just Jones, not Mr Jones”) visits residents of a village, imparting advice and improving the lives of those he meets on the basis that he is able to ‘notice’  better than most others.

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