I’m Joel J. Miller. I’m the chief content officer of Michael Hyatt & Co. As a writer and editor, I have more than fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry, including as a vice president of editorial and acquisitions for Thomas Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins.
I’ve been fascinated by miscellanies and commonplace books for years, and I decided it might be fun to create one here. The theme to this evolving collection is “troubleshooting life.” The quotes come from a wide variety of books, documentaries, print and online publications. I’ve included citations for each item so readers can look up the lines and use them for themselves. I plan to update it as I have time.
What else have I done?
As an editor, I’ve worked with bestselling authors, such as U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett; personal-finance guru Dave Ramsey; Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew P. Napolitano; nationally syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt; Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley; Dietrich Bonhoeffer biographer Eric Metaxas; memoirist Donald Miller; and spirituality writers such as Frederica Mathewes-Green and John Eldredge.
I’ve written a few books of my own, including: Lifted by Angels, a look at angels through the art and literature of ancient and medieval Christians; The Revolutionary Paul Revere, a biography of the early American hero; and Bad Trip, a conservative case for ending the war on drugs.
My work has been described as “powerful” (Washington Times), “lively” (World), and “well-researched and bitingly written” (Publishers Weekly). Lifted by Angels has also been published in Spanish and Polish, two languages I regret to say I don’t know.
My articles have been featured in the Washington Post, Reason, American Spectator, National Review, FoxNews.com, RealClearReligion, and other publications. Reason adapted portions of my book Size Matters for a cover story. I’ve also blogged on faith and culture for both Patheos and Ancient Faith Radio.
The header photo is courtesy of vlasta2, CC BY NC ND 2.0.