So I’m still polishing the book, even though the press is, today, receiving their copies for review. The way a book starts is crucial, and I’ve written and rewritten the first few chapters about fifty times. Still, I’d love your opinion about the way this book starts. It’s a slow start, actually. It takes about three chapters. But if you have time, would you mind taking a look at these three chapters and commenting your thoughts. I can seriously [...]
The Mentoring Project is a non-profit based in Portland that resources and equips churches to start and run mentoring programs. Our goal is to recruit ten-thousand mentors through one-thousand church-based programs as an answer to the American crisis of fatherlessness. All donations are tax deductible.
While in Texas last week I visited my friend Catherine Rohr at the prison where she runs Prison entrepreneurship Program.
Catherine and I met years ago but connected again recently in Austin and she told me a bit more about what she does. Her program works with mostly violent criminals who are in the last years of their sentencing, and who have passed strenuous testing to be accepted into PEP. These are prisoners who were running gangs or small businesses [...]
If you haven’t picked up your Fathers Day gift yet, we can help.
Potential gifts for your dad include:
Thanks for thinking of your [...]
Before you go buying that Bar-be-Cue accessory kit from Wal Mart, know that The Mentoring Project is working on a gift/donation campaign for this coming Fathers Day. We’ve already got many authors and musicians who are donating autographed books and CD’s as we are creating a catalog of stuff you can ship directly to your dad. And for every gift, I am going to write a personal thank you card to your dad, thanking him for being in [...]
We are planning a rebuild of the various Don Miller sites, and so the talks available in the store won’t be available for much longer. All the proceeds from the talk go to a good cause, but the availability is now limited. If you like Don’s writing, you’ll enjoy his various lectures as well.
Don is currently wrapping up his book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and will be recording the audio version next week in Nashville. Do forgive [...]
For the last few months we have been interviewing candidates for the position of Executive Director of The Mentoring Project. We are pleased to announce we have found our man! Our vision of mentoring ten-thousand kids through one-thousand church-based programs is underway but it just got a shot in the arm. We will also be announcing new hires here shortly, but for now, by way of introduction is the press release issued by our Board of Directors. Thanks [...]
If you’ve not sent anything to your mom today, feel free to cut and paste. This is a great Billy Collins poem that seems to sum it all up.
The Lanyard –Billy Collins
The other day I was ricocheting slowly
off the blue walls of this room,
moving as if underwater from typewriter to piano,
from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor,
when I found myself in the L section of the dictionary
where my eyes fell upon the word [...]
Joshua Dubois (the man in the picture who is not the President) has been doing terrific work in Washington, serving the President as the head of the Faith Based Partnerships Council. Josh and I criss-crossed the country together during the campaign, and I found him to be a delightful and devout follower of Jesus. Recently Josh stood behind the President as he officially made today, May 7th a National Day of Prayer. Congrats, Josh. And thank you President Obama. [...]
Here’s an interview that recently came out with the United Methodist Church. I spoke with Robin Russell in Dallas a few weeks ago and really enjoyed the time. We pretty much hit on all the things I care about, so I’m reposting it on the blog.
Q&A: A conversation with Donald Miller
Robin Russell, May 5, 2009
Donald Miller’s best-selling Blue Like Jazz has drawn a cult-like following among young adults seeking a “nonreligious” take on Christianity. His next book, A Million Miles [...]