Donald Miller





Donald Miller

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Donald Miller grew up in Houston, Texas. Leaving home at the age of twenty-one, he traveled across the country until he ran out of money in Portland, Oregon, where he lives today.

Harvest House Publishers released his first book, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance, in 2000. Two years later, after having audited classes at Portland’s Reed College, Don wrote Blue Like Jazz, which would slowly become a New York Times Bestseller.

In 2004 Don released Searching for God Knows What a book about how the Gospel of Jesus explains the human personality. Searching has become required reading at numerous colleges across the country. In 2005 he released Throug...more


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Jesus said, “I do not receive glory from people. I know that you do not have the love of God within you.”


If there was ever a statement that invited trust, it’s this one. In a sense, Jesus is saying “I don’t need you to affirm me. I’m not looking to you for any kind of completion. Your association or disassociation does not affect me.” And from there He tells the truth about our condition, and t...

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Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligiou...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 56,770 ratings — published 2002 — 32 editions
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Searching for God Knows What
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 13,702 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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A Million Miles in a Thousa...
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Through Painted Deserts: Li...
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To Own a Dragon: Reflection...
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Prayer and the Art of Volks...
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Donald Miller Greatest Hits...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Storyline: Finding Your Sub...
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Jazz Notes: Improvisations ...
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Father Fiction: Chapters fo...
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“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

“Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.”
Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road

“I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.

After that I liked jazz music.

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way.

I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened.”
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality



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