Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road
|Rating||:||4.22 (866 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
Rather, this book maps the journey you're already traveling or soon will be.. Follow Don and Paul as they dive headlong into the deepest of human questions and find answers outside words?answers that have to be experienced to be believed.Day 1: "Trips like ours are greener grass left unknown for fear of believing trite sayings; sayings that are sometimes true. After the backpack comes Elida, falling atop the pack and laying low, peeking back into the window to see if the teacher noticed. But our friends back home live an existence under the weight and awareness of times; a place we are slowly escaping; a world growing fainter by the hour and the mile."Day 13: "It feels again that we are leaving who we were, moving on into the people we will become, hopefully, people with some kind of answers, some kind of thing to believe tht makes sense of beauty, of romance. Something that would explain the red glow against Paul's face, the red glow that seems to be coming off the console 'Did you notice the engine light is lit, bud?' I ask ."Day 83: "I sit in the van, waiting for her to come out when I notice a window in one of the classrooms open, and a backpack comes falling out, spilling a few books onto the lawn. From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a road-trip memoir about three months spent crossing the country in a Volkswagen camping van, wondering out-loud if there is more to life than nine-to-five jobs, than the ruts the entire world seems to be stuck in
Road trip! Excellent audio book. I have enjoyed Donald Miller's other books; Blue Like Jazz and Searching for God Know's What, very much and this was no disappointment. This work foreshadows his later writing, but is more of a story about a particular roadtrip. It took me a while to finish listening to the 8+ hours. I like to wait until I can listen for at least an hour or two. I had to start it from the beginning sever. M. Mueller said Disappointed. Wow, that was disappointing. I bought this book for a friend because he is an automotive engineer and because he likes road trips and because we had had a discussion of the mechanical problems with VW's recently. (And because a friend whose taste in books I usually agree with liked, "Blue Like Jazz.") Perfect, I thought. Not so.I read it myself before sending it, and was disappointed at the lack of depth. The. "What a trip" according to Nathan Crubaugh. This book meanders through the different stages of a fantastic trip that donald miller and his buddy paul took. Everyone that is about to be a senior in high school should have to read this book and think about their life in a broader sense. Well I loved the book but wasnt surprised because all of Donald Millers books are good thinking books!
He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their chocolate lab, Lucy. . Donald Miller is the author of several books, including the bestsellers Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He helps leaders grow their businesses at storybrand
A record of a classic road trip. Miller's tale is full of serendipitous adventures and thoughtful Christian reflection offering the sort of deep-thought wanderings into meaning and significance that are the meat of college-age existence a reminder that life was meant to be lived, not just gotten through -- Publisher's Weekly