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14 March 2010

Book Review: God Never Blinks


Title: God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours
Author: Regina Brett
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
Hardcover: 256 pages
ISBN: 9780446556521
Genre: Self-Help, Inspirational

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From the Publisher:

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?


My Review:

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.

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. To learn more about Regina Brett please visit her website, Twitter, Facebook.

I received a complimentary copy of God Never Blinks by Regina Brett from Hachette as part of the tour. Receiving a free copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.

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3 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This sounds like a good one Jennifer. I have a few books like this, but not this exact one. I enjoy them very much.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Thanks for the latest book review!

Carin said...

so glad you liked this so much! I recently gave a copy to a friend going through a tough time, and you've reassured me that I made a good decision.