Through Painted Deserts: Light, God and Beauty on the Open Road

Version: Unabridged
Author: Donald Miller
Narrator: Scott Brick
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Christianity
Publisher: Hovel Audio
Published In: March 2008
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 15 minutes
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Overview

Fueled by the belief that something better exists than the mundane life they've been living, free spirits Don and Paul set off on an adventure-filled road trip in search of deeper meaning, beauty, and an explanation for life. Many young men dream of such a trip, but few are brave enough to actually attempt it. Fewer still have the writing skills of Donald Miller, who records the trip with wide-eyed honesty in achingly beautiful prose. In this completely revised edition, he discusses everything from the nature of friendship, the reason for pain, and the origins of beauty. // As they travel from Texas to Oregon in Paul's cantankerous Volkswagen van, the two friends encounter a variety of fascinating people, witness the fullness of nature's splendor, and learn unexpected lessons about themselves, each other, and even God.

Author Details

Author Details

Miller, Donald

In 2005 Donald Miller started "The Mentoring Project, " an organization that helps churches start mentoring programs and pairs mentors with boys in need. Don's work with the fatherless led the Obama administration to invite him onto the president's task force on fatherlessness and mentoring. Donald is the director of "The Burnside Writers Collective", an online magazine. He is a frequent speaker, appearing at events such as the Women of Faith Conference, The Democratic National Convention, and Harvard University. He still lives in Portland, Oregon with his dog Lucy