New Release Books by Donald Miller

Donald Miller is the author of Hero on a Mission (2022), Business Made Simple (2021), Marketing Made Simple (2020), Hero on a Mission Guided Planner (2022) and other 94 books.

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Hero on a Mission

release date: Jan 11, 2022
Hero on a Mission
New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller shares the plan that led him to turn his life around. This actionable guide will teach you how to do the same through journaling prompts and goal-planning exercises. There are four characters in every story: The victim, the villain, the hero, and the guide. These four characters live inside us. If we play the victim, we’re doomed to fail. If we play the villain, we will not create genuine bonds. But if we play the hero or guide, our lives will flourish. The hard part is being self-aware enough to know which character we are playing. In this book, bestselling author Donald Miller uses his own experiences to help you recognize if the character you are currently surfacing is helping you experience a life of meaning. He breaks down the transformational, yet practical, plan that took him from slowly giving up to rapidly gaining a new perspective of his own life’s beauty and meaning, igniting his motivation, passion, and productivity, so you can do the same. In Hero on a Mission, Donald’s lessons will teach you how to: Discover when you are playing the victim and villain. Create a simple life plan that will bring clarity and meaning to your goals ahead. Take control of your life by choosing to be the hero in your story. Cultivate a sense of creativity about what your life can be. Move beyond just being productive to experiencing a deep sense of meaning. Donald will help you identify the many chances you have of being the hero in your life, and the times when you are falling into the trap of becoming the victim. Hero on a Mission will guide you in developing a unique plan that will speak to the challenges you currently face so you can find the fulfillment you have been searching for in your life and work.

Business Made Simple

release date: Jan 19, 2021
Business Made Simple
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.

Marketing Made Simple

release date: Mar 17, 2020
Marketing Made Simple
This guide from New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller, is a must-have for any marketing professional or small business owner who wants grow their business. It will teach you how to create and implement a sales funnel that will increase traffic and drive sales. Every day, your company is losing sales simply because you do not have a clear path to attract new customers. You’re not alone. Based on proven principles from Building a StoryBrand , this 5-part checklist is the ultimate resource for marketing professionals and business owners as they cultivate a sales funnel that flows across key customer touchpoints to effectively develop, strengthen, and communicate their brand’s story to the marketplace. In this book, you will learn: The three stages of customer relationships. How to create and implement the one marketing plan you will never regret. How to develop a sales funnel that attracts the right customers to your business. The power of email and how to create campaigns that result in customer traffic and a growth in brand awareness. The keys to wireframing a website that commands attention and generates conversions. The inability to attract and convert new customers is costing business owners valuable opportunities to grow their brand. This prevents companies, both big and small, from making the sales that are crucial to their survival. With Marketing Made Simple, you will learn everything you need to know to take your business to the next level.

Hero on a Mission Guided Planner

release date: May 17, 2022
Hero on a Mission Guided Planner
Based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller, this guided planner allows you to identify your mission, plot your course, and become the hero of your story. In his book, Hero on a Mission, Donald Miller described the transformational yet practical plan that took him from slowly giving up to rapidly gaining a new perspective of his own life''s beauty and meaning. Now, his mission is to help you do the same. This planner will help you to create a simple plan that will bring clarity and meaning to your life''s goals. With this three-month planner, you will be able to move beyond being merely productive to experiencing a deep sense of meaning through: 3 Life Plan Pages to determine your vision one year, five years, and ten years from now. 11 Goal-Setting Worksheets to identify tangible goals related to your life plan. 130 Daily Planner Pages to set tasks that help you maintain focus, consistency, and momentum as you work toward your mission.

Power and Passion

release date: Jul 11, 2019
Power and Passion
Diane Howard holds a strange secret that not even she understands. As the great-great granddaughter of abolitionist general Oliver Otis Howard, the contemporary student believes it is her calling to address the unresolved issues of Jim Crow left over from her ancestor’s time. Though African American progress has been in hibernation for a century she witnesses its resurgence in her time. But even more intriguing, whenever her father tells stories of the Civil War, she feels a blinding, sometimes painful sense of Déjà vu. Like she was not only tethered to that age of black carriages and hoop skirts... but played an integral role! Days after president Kennedy’s death, Diane meets Cleveland high school student Erich Metzger as the result of a car accident. Their quirky not exactly traditional boy meets girl moment establishes a life affirming counterpoint to the tragedy that has gripped the nation. Drawn into the 1960s like matter to a black hole, a road map has been drawn for the most incredible adventure of their lives. Yet as her boyfriend is stubbornly skeptical of her belief in a past life. He realizes that as his coming of age grows out of the golden era of rock n’ roll her transformation seems to have begun much earlier, exactly one century earlier.

Building a StoryBrand

release date: Oct 10, 2017
Building a StoryBrand
More than half-a-million business leaders have discovered the power of the StoryBrand Framework, created by New York Times best-selling author and marketing expert Donald Miller. And they are making millions. If you use the wrong words to talk about your product, nobody will buy it. Marketers and business owners struggle to effectively connect with their customers, costing them and their companies millions in lost revenue. In a world filled with constant, on-demand distractions, it has become near-impossible for business owners to effectively cut through the noise to reach their customers, something Donald Miller knows first-hand. In this book, he shares the proven system he has created to help you engage and truly influence customers. The StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their companies. Without a clear, distinct message, customers will not understand what you can do for them and are unwilling to engage, causing you to lose potential sales, opportunities for customer engagement, and much more. In Building a StoryBrand, Donald Miller teaches marketers and business owners to use the seven universal elements of powerful stories to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses. His proven process has helped thousands of companies engage with their existing customers, giving them the ultimate competitive advantage. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching you: The seven universal story points all humans respond to; The real reason customers make purchases; How to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and How to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

Lafayette: His Extraordinary Life and Legacy

release date: Jul 31, 2015
Lafayette: His Extraordinary Life and Legacy
Lafayette was a charming French soldier who became like a son to George Washington and rose to lead troops in Virginia during the American Revolution. But what happened to him upon his return to France? Donald Miller presents the most complete biography in English of an aristocrat who was the hero of two worldsfighting to free Englands colonies and then returning home to reject tyranny in France. Lafayette inherited massive wealth and rode with princes, but he renounced his title to champion citizens rights and offered reforms to end Louis XVIs absolute rule. His Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen proclaimed rights given to men by naturenot God. As creator of the Paris National Guard, Lafayette designed its uniform and a French flag with the colors of Paris and the United States. He led a great fete marking the French Revolutions first year in the Champ de Mars, later scene of many deaths for which he was unfairly blamed. When Lafayette returned to the United States forty-one years after its independence, he was celebrated as a hero. The ideals that made him one of historys most celebrated and intriguing figures remain just as relevant today as when he was alive.

Scary Close

release date: Feb 10, 2015
Scary Close
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.

Changes in Reactivity in a Subcritical Assembly Owing to Localized Perturbations.

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Changes in Reactivity in a Subcritical Assembly Owing to Localized Perturbations.
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Blue Like Jazz: Movie Edition

release date: Apr 09, 2012
Blue Like Jazz: Movie Edition
This contemporary classic gets a limited edition makeover with movie art and a new preface from Donald Miller. In print for nearly a decade, Blue Like Jazz has earned a coveted spot on readers’ shelves and in their hearts. Many have said that Donald Miller expressed exactly what they were feeling but couldn’t find the words to say themselves. In this landmark book that changed what people expected from Christian writers, that changed what people needed for their spiritual journeys, Donald Miller takes readers through a real life striving to understand relationship with God. Heartwarming and hilarious, poignant and unexpected, Blue Like Jazz has become a contemporary classic. For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture, thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real, or yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life . . . Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.

Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution and More

release date: Feb 03, 2021
Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution and More
It''s hard to be successful without a clear understanding of how business works. These 60 daily readings from New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller focus on the tangible skills it takes to offer extreme value to your organization while building your company, your career, and your legacy. Learn what the most successful business leaders have known for years in only 60 days through the simple but effective secrets shared in these pages. Business is more than just a good idea made profitable, it''s a system of unspoken rules, rarely taught by the university system. If you are attempting to profitably grow your business or career, you need elite business knowledge-knowledge that creates tangible value. Unfortunately, few of us have the time, access, or money to attend a Top 20 business school. 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, Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author of Building a StoryBrand and numerous other bestsellers, experienced this frustration firsthand as he built his own multimillion-dollar business. He he wrote Business Made Simple to teach businesspeople how to be successful in today''s constantly evolving business world. These short, daily entries and accompanying videos will add enormous value to your own business or 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 Leadership Personal Productivity Messaging Marketing Business Strategy Execution Sales Management Business Coaching Business Made Simple is the easiest and most affordable way for anyone who feels lost or overwhelmed by the modern business climate to learn what they need to know to bring themselves and their businesses to the next level.

Exploring Blue LIke Jazz Resource Guide

release date: Mar 26, 2012
Exploring Blue LIke Jazz Resource Guide
Growing up is harder than it used to be. Exploring Blue Like Jazz is a guide about how to do life and faith well in the phase after high school that some have termed “emerging adulthood.” It’s a book intended to make growing up a little easier. Using the topics, themes, and questions addressed in Blue Like Jazz: The Movie as a means of starting the conversation, Donald Miller and Dixon Kinser offer an extremely frank look at sex, drugs, questions of faith, and other topics students face when moving from high school to the freedom of college, a work environment, and beyond. This very candid resource guide is the first of its kind, providing practical help for emerging adults, youth directors, mentors, and parents. Features include: Complete index of subjects addressed in the video, with useful statistics, conversation starters, and critical questions for emerging adults to consider A plan for students and twenty-somethings to manage their new-found freedom 5-week study for youth leaders and small groups to help emerging adults work through these issues For use on its own or with the Exploring Blue Like Jazz DVD-Based Study (ISBN 9781418549510).

Houston, We Have a Problem

release date: Dec 11, 2019
Houston, We Have a Problem
When Elsa attended her last night at the Star Trek Convention, she had no idea that the journey home would lead her to the other side of the galaxy, the ISS, and the future survival of Earth itself.

Music From Around The World For Solo & Ensemble, Cello-Bass

release date: Mar 25, 2012
Music From Around The World For Solo & Ensemble, Cello-Bass
Many selections in this volume are unique and until now have been inaccessible to the string ensemble repertoire. These pieces are intended for multiple strings for performance in the classroom as well as performance in concerts. Several players may be used on each part. Whenever possible, every effort was made to keep the viola and violoncello/double bass parts melodic rather than simply filling in the various harmonic chord progressions. the pieces maybe performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. If performed with full orchestra, the piano accompaniment is not necessary. the string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA with NSOA (American String Teachers Association/National School Orchestra Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. Free piano accompaniment AND ensemble score downloads are available for use with this title.

Christmas Music for Guitar Ensemble

release date: Mar 02, 2012
Christmas Music for Guitar Ensemble
A collection of 10 Christmas favorites arranged for guitar ensemble. Ideal for performance, these arrangements are easy to intermediate in difficulty. the book contains the score, optional piano accompaniment and first guitar part. the 2nd, 3rd and 4th guitar parts are free internet downloads.

Music from Around the World for Guitar Ensemble

release date: Mar 02, 2012
Music from Around the World for Guitar Ensemble
A collection of 10 favorite melodies from around the world arranged for guitar ensemble. the arrangements are easy to intermediate in difficulty. the book contains the score, optional piano accompaniment and first guitar part. the 2nd, 3rd and 4th guitar parts are free internet downloads.

Through the Front Gate

release date: Jun 22, 2016
Through the Front Gate
For nearly thirty years I have entered "Through the Front Gate" to a home that is much more than just a place to lay my head. For more times than I can possibly count I have entered a haven and a refuge, made so by the woman that lives here, my Linda Gail. These are stories of love but not love stories. They are stories of the unintended consequences of Linda Gail.

Epilepsy Memoir: A 45-Year Unusual Epilepsy Detour: The Disabled Love, Are Loved, and Are Romantic Lovers Like Anyone Else; There Are N

release date: Mar 02, 2019
Epilepsy Memoir: A 45-Year Unusual Epilepsy Detour: The Disabled Love, Are Loved, and Are Romantic Lovers Like Anyone Else; There Are N
Yet another memoir by the unofficial epilepsy expert, dr. Don, epilepsy expert from experiences past without a degree. My blog username and Facebook fan page are degreeless Dr. Don, because I know more about epilepsy than most EMT, GP, damn psych people, neurologist just by my history with it, 45 dad-blasted years. Epilepsy Memoir, a 45-year unusual epilepsy detour 1-A Detour From the "Normal Life"Gentlemen, Line Up Your Cars, Start Your Engines, Green Flag, Gun Your Engines, Go!Genesis of the epilepsy, the beginning of the Electric Highway and the ups and downs of epilepsy, depression, correctly diagnosed stress anxiety syndrome and correctly diagnosed panic attacks syndrome and misdiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, supposedly all three psyche nonsense are active which is a load of frozen hockey pucksHippocrates Ecumenical, my first neurologist, said "I''ve seen these many times before. When adolescence ends, your seizures will stop." My seizures will stop when adolescence ends; that was seven or eight years; seven years seemed a lifetime, eight years seemed an eternity. So began the mounting frustration and exasperation. That statement has echoed in my mind during a 40-year prolonged adolescence. The brain is like a car''s engine-it controls what we do and where we go and some of us have faulty electrical systems. In adolescence, testosterone shifted my brain into overdrive and flicked the seizure switch that controlled the firing of my spark plugs to the off position-it has remained there for over four decades. At the end of my sixth-grade-year during the hot summer of 1974 my engine overheated and I had two tonic-clonic-known at the time as grand mal-seizures. At the time I experienced ictal (seizure) amnesia. So began a 42-year-journey on Epilepsy''s Electric Highway. The fictitiously named Hippocrates Ecumenical died in 2007 of liver cancer. Memories of events prior to that time became vague and uncertain-except for certain notable exceptions. In third grade, my crush on Wendy-a redheaded, emerald-eyed girl-and in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, Sarah-a sapphire-blue-eyed blonde, with perfect teeth who filled my thoughts and dreams.

Music From Around The World - Solo & Ensemble

release date: Mar 02, 2012
Music From Around The World - Solo & Ensemble
Many selections in this volume are unique and until now have been inaccessible to the string ensemble repertoire. These pieces are intended for multiple strings for performance in the classroom as well as performance in concerts. Several players may be used on each part. Whenever possible, every effort was made to keep the viola and violoncello/double bass parts melodic rather than simply filling in the various harmonic chord progressions. the pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. If performed with full orchestra, the piano accompaniment is not necessary. the string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA with NSOA (American String Teachers Association/National School Orchestra Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. Free piano accompaniment AND ensemble score downloads available for use with this title.

Music From Around The World For Solo & Ensemble, Viola-Violin

release date: Mar 02, 2012
Music From Around The World For Solo & Ensemble, Viola-Violin
Many selections in this volume are unique and until now have been inaccessible to the string ensemble repertoire. These pieces are intended for multiple strings for performance in the classroom as well as performance in concerts. Several players may be used on each part. Whenever possible, every effort was made to keep the viola and violoncello/double bass parts melodic rather than simply filling in the various harmonic chord progressions. the pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. If performed with full orchestra, the piano accompaniment is not necessary. the string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA with NSOA (American String Teachers Association/National School Orchestra Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. Free piano accompaniment AND ensemble score downloads are available for use with this title.

Christmas Strings: Cello & Bass With Piano Accomp.

release date: Oct 07, 2010
Christmas Strings: Cello & Bass With Piano Accomp.
These books are arranged to be performed with various combinations of instruments. This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. Some works are well known, others will sound fresh and new to most players. the pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. If performed with full orchestra, the piano accompaniment should not be used.The string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.If performed with full orchestra, no solo parts should be played except the 1st violin part. Note also, if you wish to perform these works with full orchestra and you are short certain instruments, you still have some flexibility with the score. for example, if there are not enough violas for balance, the viola (harmony part) and 3rd violin part are identical. the part may be played with all 3rd violins or equally divided between 3rd violins and violas.

The Underbelly

release date: Apr 15, 2015
The Underbelly
The book shows how to uncover abusing colonoscopy mills in America, how to ultimately eliminate medical malpractice in America along with defining unmitigated psychopaths and showing ways of uncovering them in everyday life using Scientific Method methodology tools.

Scary Close (International Edition)

release date: Jan 19, 2015
Scary Close (International Edition)
When fling after fling led to lots of drama and a long series of heartaches, Donald Miller decided he''d had enough. There must be a better way to soothe loneliness without jumping on a roller coaster, to feel affirmation without putting on a show, to find true love. It wasn''t just about finding the right girl, though that helped. Once he found her, he had to know what to do or "who to be." A manipulative control freak? A successful workaholic? His usual methods had drawbacks. But the alternatives were not just hard to do; they were hard to imagine. Nevertheless, at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost.

The Open Table DVD, Vol. 2: An Invitation to Walk with God

release date: Sep 07, 2010
The Open Table DVD, Vol. 2: An Invitation to Walk with God
It invites you not only to know God but to walk with him as you to join a conversation infused with humor, truth, history, and above all, honesty.

Searching for God Knows What

release date: May 24, 2010
Searching for God Knows What
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

Examination of Conscience for Adults

release date: Sep 27, 2014
Examination of Conscience for Adults
This is an excellent examination of conscience, focusing on a different virtue each month of the year. January is Faith February is Hope March is Charity or the Love of God April is proper Reverence for God May covers the positive aspects of Love of Neighbor June covers the negative aspects of Love of Neighbor July is on Justince August discusses Chastity September covers Temperance October covers Obedience November covers Meekness and finally December covers Humility After each instruction is a prayer to be said each day of the month. This is followed by an examination of conscience, where the mortal and venial sins against he virtue are considered. This section is followed by a practical lists of suggestions to help in the practice of virtue. This book sis excellent for the Catholic who is serious about becoming a saint.

Father Fiction

release date: Apr 06, 2010
Father Fiction
CHAPTERS FOR A FATHERLESS GENERATION With honest humor and raw self-revelation, bestselling author Donald Miller tells the story of growing up without a father and openly talks about the issues that befall the fatherless generation. Raw and candid, Miller moves from self-pity and brokenness to hope and strength, highlighting a path for millions who are floundering in an age without positive male role models. Speaking to both men and women who grew up without a father—whether that father was physically absent or just emotionally aloof—this story of longing and ultimate hope will be a source of strength. Single moms and those whose spouses grew up in fatherless homes will find new understanding of those they love as they travel along this literary journey. This is a story of hope and promise. And if you let it, Donald Miller’s journey will be an informal guide to pulling the rotted beams out from our foundations and replacing them with something upon which we can build our lives.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

release date: Sep 28, 2009
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
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.

The Open Table Participant's Guide, Vol. 1: An Invitation to Know God

release date: Jan 04, 2009
The Open Table Participant's Guide, Vol. 1: An Invitation to Know God
The Open Table introduces believers and nonbelievers to the person and deity of Christ in a new and refreshing way. There are many people who argue God doesn’t exist and many who argue God does. Still, millions know that, all arguments aside, what they feel in their souls is a need for God. To some, the idea of searching for God sounds as ridiculous as chasing a leprechaun to get his pot of gold. And yet few go looking for a leprechaun, while millions go on looking for God. At the heart of the Christian story—the story at the heart of The Open Table—is this basic idea: God shows up in the lives of people who search for Him. The Open Table DVD uses state of the art video and the power of personal testimony to put God in front of anyone who has yet to meet Him. The Open Table Participant’s Guide is there for those whose interest is sparked and who want to dig deeper. In the unique and relevant voice of Don Miller, The Open Table introduces people to the person and deity of Christ, and everyone is invited to the table.

Jazz Notes

release date: Apr 15, 2008
Jazz Notes
Jazz Notes is the literary equivalent of a remix CD-cool sound-bytes strategically crafted from Don Miller''s classic Blue Like Jazz, combined with brand new material that offers the author''s fans an inside look at some of the unforgettable-and outrageous-characters and stories from the original best seller. Jazz Notes captures the essential Don Miller with non-religious reflections on how Don''s incredible spiritual odyssey got started; what happened to Don at one of the most liberal colleges in the world to help him experience faith and grace for the first time in his life; a recasting of Don''s marvelous "confession booth" story; and how Don discovered the secret to really loving other people-and himself. Jazz Notes includes a bonus audio CD with Don Miller interview. BLUE LIKE JAZZ Highlight Notes: 1 million copies sold 45 appearances on the NY Times Bestseller List-and counting A publishing phenomenon that continues to sell more books each year it is in the marketplace!

Media Literacy

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Media Literacy
Media is everywhere but is often a poor source of information. Covering print, photography, film, radio, television, and new media, this textbook instructs readers on how to take a critical approach to media and interpret the information overload that is disseminated via mass communication. This fourth edition supplies a critical and qualitative approach to media literacy analysis. Now updated with conceptual changes, current examples, updated references, and coverage of new developments in media, particularly in digital, interactive forms, this book addresses all forms of information disseminated via mass communication. Organized into three sections, the book first presents a theoretical framework for the critical analysis of media text that covers the definition of media literacy as well as fundamental principles and concepts. Part two focuses on the application of this methodological framework to the analysis of advertising, journalism, American political communications, and interactive media. Part three considers specific mass media issues, such as violence in the media, media and children, and global communications, and discusses outcomes of having a media-literate population. The book: Supplies clear explanation of media literacy theory and guidance on interpreting modern mass media from leading scholars ; Represents a highly effective tool for achieving a key aspect of media literacy, enabling students to decipher information and independently reach opinions and positions without relying on the pervasive influence of the media ; And provides critical examination of controversial, current topics such as violence in the media and the intersections of media and social change. -- From publisher''s website.
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