10 books i’ve read this year so far…the good the bad the poorly written

Number 8

Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller

***** out of *****


I found myself lost.  Completely and utterly unable to find my way back to reality or even lift my eyes once I opened this book.  I wasn’t simply reading another great work of Donald Miller. No, I was sitting in the back of the beat up van he and Paul were taking to Portland and joining in on every conversation they had.  I was there, or at least Miller somehow found a way to capture my mind through his words to take me there and allow me to experience the entire trip without the slightest distraction.

Favorite quote from the book:

…that is who we are; this is our name and this is our skin and this is how we chew, and we are, in large part, what somebody else tells us we are, and we never stop to think of how crazy the whole thing is.  We never stop to ask why all of this is happening to us, about the why as opposed to the how…

If you need a break from ‘a ha’ authors and worthless books that give you 5 steps to a better you and 19 steps to knowing all the answers about everything and i know everything because i have shiny teeth and am on TBN, then pick this book up.

It will help you question the ‘why’ instead of the ‘how’.

Bottom Line 5 out of 5 stars.

1 Comment

  1. Dude…that is a great book…and I agree with everything you said about it. Thanks for the suggestions too man.

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