Item description for Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road by Donald Miller...
Overview "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."--"Publishers Weekly."
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. 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. 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. After the backpack comes Elida, falling atop the pack and laying low, peeking back into the window to see if the teacher noticed. She gathers her books, reaches into the classroom and closes the window, then runs toward the van as though this were a prison break."
As you read "Through Painted Deserts, "you'll soon realize this is not just one man's account of finding light, God, and beauty on the open road. Rather, this book maps the journey you're already traveling . . . or soon will be.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson Pub.
Running Time: 300.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.19" Width: 5.3" Height: 1" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 078521643X ISBN13 9780785216438
Availability 0 units.
More About Donald Miller
Donald Miller es un estudiante de historias. Es el autor de los exitos de ventas del New York Times, Blue Like Jazz (Tal Como el Jazz), A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (Un Largo Camino de Mil Anos), y Scary Close (Aterradora Cercania en su version original en ingles). Fue co-autor de la pelicula Blue Like Jazz, que debuto en el Festival Cinematografico SXSW, y recibio un reconocimiento de USA Today. Ha servido en la Comision Presidencial para la Paternidad y las Familias Saludables, un esfuerzo conjunto entre el gobierno y el sector privado para re-escribir la historia de paternidad ausente en America. Actualmente, Miller ayuda a las personas a vivir una mejor historia en www.storylineblog.com, y ayuda a lideres a hacer crecer sus negocios en www.storybrand.com. Donald reside en Nashville, Tennessee, junto a su esposa, Betsy. // Donald Miller is a student of story. He's the author of New York Times best sellers Blue Like Jazz, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and Scary Close. He co-wrote the major motion picture Blue Like Jazz which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival and was listed as one of the top four movies to get you through freshman year by USA Today. He has served on The Presidential Task Force for Fatherhood and Healthy Families, a joint effort between government and the private sector to rewrite the story of fatherlessness in America. Currently, he helps people live a better story at www.storylineblog.com and helps leaders grow their businesses at www.storybrand.com. Donald lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their chocolate lab, Lucy.