Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance

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Fueled by the belief that something deeper exists than the casual Christianity by which they've lived, Don and Paul are two free spirits who set off on an adventure-filled road trip in search of a deeper meaning for their lives. As they travel from Texas to Oregon in their cantankerous Volkswagen van, the two friends encounter fascinating people, witness unexpected beauty, attempt to solve life's most perplexing puzzles, and discover anew the amazing God who created them. ...
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Overview

Fueled by the belief that something deeper exists than the casual Christianity by which they've lived, Don and Paul are two free spirits who set off on an adventure-filled road trip in search of a deeper meaning for their lives. As they travel from Texas to Oregon in their cantankerous Volkswagen van, the two friends encounter fascinating people, witness unexpected beauty, attempt to solve life's most perplexing puzzles, and discover anew the amazing God who created them.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Miller is a young man with only a few years' professional experience in ministry, but his youth is a key feature in this book of travel memoirs. A record of a classic road trip, Miller's tale is full of serendipitous adventures and thoughtful Christian reflection, offering an unusual mix of travel mishaps in a broken-down (and often breaking down) VW van; youthful, somewhat macho bantering between friends; and the sort of deep-thought wanderings into meaning and significance that are the meat of college-age existence. The book's strongest point is the way in which it conveys the character of Miller and his companion--two young "Republican hippies." As we travel along with them, they can be fun, profound, annoying, hilarious and, at unguarded moments, surprisingly tender. Their insights are sometimes deep, sometimes naive, sometimes simple and sometimes just goofy. Their religious insights are similarly mixed in depth, but the two are remarkable and winsome in their aim at complete honesty. The narrator often allows himself to be portrayed in an unflattering light to faithfully recapture the experience. This book is an appealing Sunday afternoon read, a reminder that life is meant to be experienced and not just gotten through. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736901604
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Miller

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

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Table of Contents

1. Travel 11
2. Hill Country 27
3. Thin Ice 45
4. Discovering George Winston 61
5. Church Culture and Other Painted Deserts 71
6. Trouble 83
7. Simplicity 95
8. Canyon People 103
9. Dancing 111
10. Easter Descent 115
11. Phantom Ranch 131
12. Bright Angel 139
13. Reward 151
14. Miracles 163
15. Vegas 177
16. California 181
17. Milkshakes and Pie 195
18. Breakfast 203
19. Night Golf 215
20. The Oregon Trail 227
21. Sinatra 235
22. Kindness 245
23. Ranch 255
24. The Woods 263
25. The Cave 273
26. Ranch Life 281
27. Sunrise 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2009

    Do Not Recommend this book.

    While the straight forward writing style of the actual travel adventure was well done, I found the overly patronizing Christian values to be both boring and poorly written. Guess I thought this book would be close to the style and content of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" because of the title.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2001

    Questions and Answers

    I loved this book! And I imagine that many people start reviews that say they either loved or hated the book they were reviewing. But I really did love this book. Don Miller writes exactly what I see in my mind's eye and I am always so appreciative when I find a writer who does that. I like to write my own thoughts out and know that it can be difficult to choose exactly the right words to convey the depth of thought I want to reveal, even to myself. Don Miller does an excellent job of this and the book has me scrambling to find anything else written by him. I'd just like to thank him for writing it, and I hope my deep thoughs can someday catch up to his writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2000

    a must read

    This book is fabulous! I could relate so much to Don in his search for the real meaning of knowing Christ. The trip to the Grand Canyon brought back many memories, having hiked it myself on the same trails they took...very refreshing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2000

    Refreshing

    The most refreshing piece of Christian literature to come down the pike in quite some time. Any person who feels that modern Christian worship and church practices leave much to be desired will find this book encouraging and hopeful. Besides that, this book is wonderfully written and the story is absolutely entertaining. Share this one with friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    Fun in a Volkswagen

    I enjoyed reading this book so much...not only from the Christian viewpoint but the fun and adventures they had travelling cross country in their vw bus. Having travelled the same route that Don and Paul did, it was fun remembering all the places that they stopped and visited. The writing was so good in this book that you often forgot you were reading a book and not in the bus with Don and Paul. Having 3 vw's of my own, I could relate to their breakdowns and fun. Would highly recommend this book to anyone but especially to all the vw lovers out there.

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