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To Own a Dragon by Donald Miller
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Oct 19, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: hays-library
Read in October, 2009

Donald Miller, once again, does a great job of revealing his personal story with honesty and humor, sharing life lessons that everyone can relate to on some level.

A couple favorite quotes from the book:
"...we do not learn to succeed, we learn because in doing so we experience something like the pleasure God felt in the act of creation. We discover His handiwork with him."

"Wounded Healer... It makes you wonder, doesn't it, whether or not God calls specific people who have specific pain into the authority of empathy? Experience is, after all, the best education. We are the ones... who will mentor others through the difficult journey of life, perhaps rescuing them from what we have been rescued... If John and I have a prayer for you, it is that we would not be arrogant victims, but wounded healers."

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