Hero on a Mission
A Path to a Meaningful Life
by Donald Miller
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Pub Date 11 Jan 2022 | Archive Date Not set
New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller shares the plan that led him to turn his life around. This actionable guide will teach you how to do the same through journaling prompts and goal-planning exercises.
There are four characters in every story: The victim, the villain, the hero, and the guide. These four characters live inside us. If we play the victim, we’re doomed to fail. If we play the villain, we will not create genuine bonds. But if we play the hero or guide, our lives will flourish. The hard part is being self-aware enough to know which character we are playing.
In this book, bestselling author Donald Miller uses his own experiences to help you recognize if the character you are currently surfacing is helping you experience a life of meaning. He breaks down the transformational, yet practical, plan that took him from slowly giving up to rapidly gaining a new perspective of his own life’s beauty and meaning, igniting his motivation, passion, and productivity, so you can do the same.
In Hero on a Mission, Donald’s lessons will teach you how to:
- Discover when you are playing the victim and villain.
- Create a simple life plan that will bring clarity and meaning to your goals ahead.
- Take control of your life by choosing to be the hero in your story.
- Cultivate a sense of creativity about what your life can be.
- Move beyond just being productive to experiencing a deep sense of meaning.
Donald will help you identify the many chances you have of being the hero in your life, and the times when you are falling into the trap of becoming the victim.
Hero on a Mission will guide you in developing a unique plan that will speak to the challenges you currently face so you can find the fulfillment you have been searching for in your life and work.
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"Hero On a Mission" by Donald Miller is a delight to read and I will definitely be buying it and re-reading it in the future. This is one to own. This book will I spire as well as mobilize you.
I am a fan of Miller's books so I might be a little biased. But this is my favorite of his latest books. That's largely because I'm going through many of the same growing pains he describes as himself going through prior to really getting his author career off the ground, and can definitely relate to a victim and a villain mentality.
This is absolutely worth reading, owning, and sharing.
Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review.
Oh my gosh, I couldn't have requested this book fast enough! I have been a longtime fan of Donald Miller. From his books, to the Storyline conference. His book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years was a significant catalyst of change in my life, and all these years later - it was so exciting to see this book that I feel builds on a lot of the same principles. It's a perfect book to start a new year with, and one that I will be purchasing as gifts for my friends. This book is the perfect blend of inspiration and practicality. I felt challenged and eager to put these new insights into practice in my own life. Thank you for the ARC, NetGalley!
Those of us who started with Miller’s book Blue Like Jazz feel like we’ve grown up with him. You could laugh with him, sometimes laugh at him (in an empathetic way), and then be wowed when he stated a nugget of spiritual wisdom that summed up a heavy truth in a single sentence.
At some point Miller grew up and went into the business world to help others to be successful by helping them find their vision for success. That’s why I was excited to see a non-business book from him again. He’s now married with his first child and does what he did so well in his autobiographical early books, except that he’s grown up. His thought process is in the pages and he’s got a lot on his mind.
Intermingled within his story is a cliff notes version of logotherapy, a type of narrative therapy, from Viktor Frankl. His work really put things into perspective for Miller and for the most part got him to this point where he feels like he’s living the story he’s supposed to live.
The second half of the book is about writing your own story as the hero instead of the victim or villain. His storytelling concepts are solid. However, filling in the forms that he used and/or extreme planning on a calendar doesn’t work for everyone. There’s no accountability in filling out a form or calendar and just doing your best to follow it. Writing your own eulogy can be dark and trying to nail down who you want to be as a hero is not that simple. A licensed therapist would be able to help with these issues and get one going in the right direction. Many people will not live the better story that could be theirs because they haven’t processed what would be the painful preface.
Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins for an ARC of this book.
Hero on a Mission: A Path to a Meaningful Life by Donald Miller is an incredible book. I have always enjoyed books by author. I love his unique perspective on storytelling, literature, and life. I think this is one of his best books yet. This is not an overtly Christian book. Her refers to Scriptures and Bible stories. But he does so in a way that anyone can relate to. I think this book is one that anyone can relate to. I adore the way he talks about character roles in a story and how it relates to our lives. It is powerful and life-changing. I disagree that this approach is watered down in any way. I think Christians will get just as much out of this book as it is. Great read overall for anyone looking to make the most of their lives and inspire others to do the same. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.