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God Never Blinks
     

God Never Blinks

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by Regina Brett
 

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Already an internet phenomenon, these wise and insightful lessons by popular newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Regina Brett will make you see the possibilities in your life in a whole new way.

When Regina Brett turned 50, she wrote a column on the 50 lessons life had taught her. She reflected on all she had learned through becoming a single parent,

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Already an internet phenomenon, these wise and insightful lessons by popular newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Regina Brett will make you see the possibilities in your life in a whole new way.

When Regina Brett turned 50, she wrote a column on the 50 lessons life had taught her. She reflected on all she had learned through becoming a single parent, looking for love in all the wrong places, working on her relationship with God, battling cancer and making peace with a difficult childhood. It became one of the most popular columns ever published in the newspaper, and since then the 50 lessons have been emailed to hundreds of thousands of people.
Brett now takes the 50 lessons and expounds on them in essays that are deeply personal. From "Don't take yourself too seriously-Nobody else does" to "Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift," these lessons will strike a chord with anyone who has ever gone through tough times—and haven't we all?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this incredibly moving and inspiring essay collection, Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brett recounts 50 hard life lessons. Overcoming a troubled childhood, being a single parent, and surviving cancer lead her to maintain that while "life isn't tied with a bow, it's still a gift." She speaks convincingly of believing in miracles and forgiving everyone everything. While autobiographical inspiration can be self-serving and tedious, this example of the genre is hard to put down. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/09.]
Publishers Weekly - Library Journal
On turning 50, Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brett wrote her most popular piece ever, containing the cancer survivor and single mom's most important life lessons. Here she expands and expounds on that column, incorporating other essays penned over her 14 years as an opinion columnist, to make a rousing inspirational collection. Most of her pieces-dedicated to substantive but familiar ideas like "Overprepare, then go with the flow," "Stay put in the day you are in," and "God loves you because of who God is"-are short, sweet, and frequently resonant (if at times overly simple). Complimenting her own experience with anecdotes from friends and others, as well as poems, prayers, psalms and excerpts from treasured books, Brett employs a veteran writer's knack for keen observation and thorough self-knowledge, delivering hard-earned wisdom with deceptive ease.
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Product Details

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

Meet 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. 70 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
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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.
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I could not put this book down! The author writes with such raw courage, honesty, humor, and simplicity. It is timeless, a treasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice little inspirational book. Short, well-written chapters leave you feeling positive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it its a great read makes u think alot
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