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

by Donald Miller | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0785209824 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on 4/12/2007
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, April 12, 2007
Bought this at a coffee shop/bookstore in Iowa Falls around Christmastime. Plan to read soon.

Journal Entry 2 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Sunday, April 20, 2008
As "travel" books go, this does not match up to Kerouac's "On the Road" or Willia, LEast Heat Moon's "Blue Highways", but it is an interesting journey nonetheless; it does compare favorably to Jenkin's "Walk Across America" and also is similar to that book in that it involves a spiritual search.
There is more and more talk about finding God as the book goes on, and the most positive thing I can say is that reading it gave me a better appreciation of nature, and the great earth that God gave us to enjoy (and take care of). A couple of quotes come to mind - Walt Whitman: "and to glance with an eye or show a bean in its pod confounds the learning of all time", and Ralph Waldo Emerson: "All the beauty that I have seen in the world around me leads me to trust in the God I have not seen"

Released 14 yrs ago (4/24/2008 UTC) at USPS in ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Have decided to throw this in as a "surprise RABCK" to booklady331 along with another book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, April 28, 2008
THANK YOU, my generous friend BigJohnLefty. What a surprise. I have Blue Like Jazz on my short TBR pile. You are great!!!!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I just couldn't get into this book. I had read Blue Like Jazz (which was okay) and this one started out too much like Blue for me to continue. Going to RABCK it for the D in December release challenge 2009

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (12/1/2009 UTC) at Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Enjoy! a surprse RABCK to ciloma. She had Blue Like Jazz on her wish list so I thought I would send this one along, too.

Journal Entry 7 by ciloma from Spirit Lake, Idaho USA on Thursday, December 3, 2009
One of four in a RABCK bonus book bundle from booklady331!! Thanx a bunch!!

Journal Entry 8 by ciloma at Spirit Lake, Idaho USA on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Well, it took me a long time to get through this one. It didn't draw me in and pull me along. It wasn't a bad book - I didn't stop reading it and pass it along before I finished it. I appreciated the spiritual aspect and how they found God in situations where I would have been cussing like the sailor I used to be. I guess I would call it a soft travelogue/spiritual journey.

Journal Entry 9 by ciloma at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Released 4 yrs ago (6/26/2018 UTC) at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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On it's way to book_drunkard

Journal Entry 10 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, June 28, 2018
Received.
Thank you!

Journal Entry 11 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Sunday, December 22, 2019
This is a highly amusing book about two guys in their early 20s taking a long road trip in a dilapidated old van.

I've never had much interest in visiting The Grand Canyon and after reading this book my desire to ever go there has dropped from 10% to absolute zero. Walking for miles barefoot because your feet are too bloody and raw to wear shoes is NOT my idea of a good time. I breathed a sigh of relief when that episode finally came to an end.
As for the rest of the book, I really enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 12 by book_drunkard at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 24, 2020

Released 2 yrs ago (2/24/2020 UTC) at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Adding to bookbox.

Journal Entry 13 by kaila-ann at Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Friday, March 20, 2020
Picked from the nonfiction book box.

Journal Entry 14 by kaila-ann at Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Sunday, March 21, 2021
Getting ready to move which means it's time to cull the stacks. This one will be finding a new home soon!

Journal Entry 15 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Binghamton, New York USA on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
received in a box of books as a winner in kaila-ann's moving giveaway
going to give this one a chance, I tried to read Blue Like Jazz but couldn't get into it; adding to mt tbr
Thank you for sending

Journal Entry 16 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Binghamton, New York USA on Thursday, June 30, 2022
I just couldn't get into this - I really wanted to get through it - but I guess this author is just not for me.

This one needs a new home......

Journal Entry 17 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Book Box, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (8/9/2022 UTC) at Book Box, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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sent off in waternixie's Miscellaneous Ray Box #3

2022 Keep Them Moving Release Challenge

Happy Travels

Journal Entry 18 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, August 15, 2022
We will pause in the moment

and wonder where we are going,
but sometimes the rearview mirror is cracked.

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