God Never Blinks

God Never Blinks

by Regina Brett

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ISBN-13: 9781606712504
Publisher: MJF Books
Publication date: 05/31/2014
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Regina Brett has been a newspaper columnist for fourteen years, eight of them for Cleveland's Plain Dealer, where she was a finalist in 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. She also hosts a call-in talk show once a week on WCPN, the Cleveland NPR affiliate, and speaks regularly to companies and not-for-profit organizations.

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God Never Blinks 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
lilpiggie More than 1 year ago
If you have ever seen the incredibly popular e-mail that has circulated over the years, claiming that Regina Brett was a 90-something woman who wrote in to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, you will get the same lovely surprise that I did. The short, sweet and smart advice that was on that list is here in the book...written by the 50-something Regina Brett. I have to admit that I was a bit shocked that a woman in her fifties could have come up with what sounds like the wisdom of a person who has lived a much longer life. It's no wonder that people attributed the clever statements to an elderly woman. Instead, the author has lived a very full life and has decided to pass on some bits of: Common sense (Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does), Faith (God never gives us more than we are designed to carry), Relationship advice (You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree), Healing (The passage of time heals almost everything. Give time time), Worry (If we all threw our problems in a pile and got a look at everyone else's, we'd fight to get our own back) and so much more... I enjoyed the list of thought provoking statements completely on their own, but with Regina's quick accompanying stories there is even a greater impact. This is an easy read, great to break into a chapter or two per day or to reflect on certain ones at appropriate times. It certainly is going to go to my daughter and her to friends as they face graduation and can use these lovely tidbits to get them started on the right path. It's much like having Mom or Grandmother to chat with at any time and give a reliable piece of well-earned advice. Excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything I learned I learned in my childhood. The problem is most of it was a troubled one that I carried into my adulthood. This book is a good start to help you recognize your problems, especially when you are somebody like me that needs to make peace with the pass. I am glad that I read it.
Shaps More than 1 year ago
Regina Brett is an amazing writer. Each of her "Life Lessons" is written as if she is sitting at the breakfast table talking one on one with you about your particular issues over a cup of coffee. It is as if your best friend dropped by for a quick chat and instead helped you get your life in order. Her message is always thought provoking, sprinkled with humour, tears and the kind of clarity that renews your spirit in friends, family and life.
mrsmamamac More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was 38 and LOVED it! I passed it on to friends and decided I wanted to read it again so I bought a new copy! Then at 39 I was diagnoised with breast cancer and I've read it a dozen times. No matter where you are in your life you should read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading God Never Blinks and I couldn't put it down. It seems to me that almost each chapter fits my shoe. We all know what Ms. Brett tells us, but I needed to be rimindered. Excellent book. Armonia Eddy
kitteekatt on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I loved this little gem of a book. Plain Dealer columnist Regina Brett has put together 50 little snippets of lessons that she has learned as a young single mom, an adult college student, cancer survivor, and exceptional woman. Life Lessons made me laugh, cry, and examine how I try to live my life. A quick and reflective read. Very enjoyable
suefernandez on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I read a few books a week...this will rank as a keeper and all time favorite. If you feel you're in a tough period of life, if you want to be inspired, or if you want to think, these essays from the author fit the bill. She thinks like I do,and it's like chatting with a friend. Spiritual, but not religious....she's a cancer survivor, survivor of childhood abuse, and other difficulties...so she knows of which she speaks. If I could give this more than five stars...I would.
jo2son on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Brett, a journalist, shares lessons she has learned during life as a single mother and cancer survivor. Practical but encouraging, each chapter gives examples from life to back up her advice. A book that could be read more than once. The short chapters make this a book easy to pick up and put down quickly.
knittingmomof3 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
From my blog...Once I read that a book could not be well reviewed if the review was only a few sentences long, and while this was thought provoking and to some extent I agree, every now and again I am asked to review a book that is so profound, so honest and life changing that the book, even the title, speaks for itself. Such is the case with God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours by Regina Brett. Her debut novel includes 50 Life Lessons she realized she had learned the hard way, as the best lessons are usually learned and Brett views these as life's gifts to her and her gift to her readers. The lessons are short, to the point, honest, witty, and yes, some will require Kleenex, but above all, each lesson is not only universally true, but lessons everyone needs to learn. God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours is an absolute must have for anyone, young or old, religious or not. Sometimes, brevity is the only way to write, as Regina Brett clearly demonstrates in her book, God Never Blinks.
punkeymonkey529 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I got this book at the library last week. I saw this sitting in the new section, and I feel like the book was calling my name. Yes it was already in my to-read list, but it was sort of in the back of my mind. But once I saw this book knew I had to read it at that moment. I did get a stack of other books as well, and read one before this, but when I did read this, it sucked me in. I didn't expect to finish this in a day, I was expecting two to three at least, but I didn't. I will be reading this again,and actually buy it someday.I was reading each lesson, and not every one I could think of a way to apply to me at the moment. I finished it right before heading off to bed, so I was able to sleep on it. I woke up and here I am no writing my review. I think now, that even though not all the rules apply to me at the moment, they will someday. Like Lesson 36 "Growing Old Beats the Alternative. Dying Young Looks Good Only in Movies." She gives a list of things to do when you 50 and appreciate the age and have fun and to really live life, appreciate the old life. I am far from 50, but when it comes around I will be ready.This is a very quick, fun, and inspiring read.This book is a great book, and I think everyone should read it, weather your Christian or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The thoughts that provoke life are written in this book. A reread for sure!
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God would be pretty well off with a weeping angel
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It is an accessible book for readers of different ages and stages in their lives. I bought this on my Nook but will buy a paperback as well because the chapters are full of wisdom that you need to read time and time again. I will keep it by my bedside for those nights when I need to be reminded of what's really important in life and to  remember how far I've traveled. 
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grandmaauntsue More than 1 year ago
One of my New Favorite Books..! am going to use it as our book selection for our book club
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I've incorporated this into my daily Bibly study. Funny, insightful, with life applications for everyone. I've recommended it to all my friends.
pindian More than 1 year ago
Heard about book from a tv show.unbelievable read..its a feel good read because it makes you not feel bad about life experiences.you can learn something from everyday life..can pick up at a drs apt waiting for children and read a chapter...i bought 3 copies for friends
lamamaDC More than 1 year ago
The book consists of short stories (or lessons) that a woman has learned throughout her life. I love reading about God and how He always comes through in every circumstance in our lives good or bad. I enjoyed the book, reading each chapter as sort of a devotional every day. Even though I didn't "learn" anything new about God and how He subtly works in our lives to woo us closer to Him, it was a refreshing read for me as I recalled past circumstances in my own life where He was there all along.