“It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you’re looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll.”
Donald Miller, from Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality (2003)
Donald “Don” Miller (August 12, 1971) is an American author, essayist, public speaker, and is the CEO of StoryBrand. Miller grew up in Huston, Texas. At the age of 21, he left home and traveled cross-country, ending up in Portland, Oregon. Miller published his first book Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance in 2000 to a lackluster reception. His second book, Blue Like Jazz (2003), would fair much better, and would slowly rise to become a New York Times Bestseller. Miller’s writings mostly encompass personal reflections about Christianity and self-discovery. In 2006 he would publish his fourth book, To Own A Dragon, which offered his reflections on growing up without a father. In 2008 he founded The Mentoring Project, a non-profit that partners with local churches to mentor fatherless young men. Today Miller continues to write, and lectures to a wide-range of audiences across the United States and beyond.