Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Book Review & Give Away - God Never Blinks

God Never Blinks
By Regina Brett


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 al 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 hundred 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?


I loved, loved, loved this book! I couldn't put it down. I would read one chapter and would have to keep reading and reading. Sort of like potato chips - they were so good you had to keep going. This book motivated me in so many ways. Made me look at life differently. I could relate so much to Ms. Brett's life story, as I'm sure many of you could. She grew up feeling displaced within her family (me, too) and had a life changing event of cancer in her 40's (me, too). The difference between her and I, though, is her new attitude about life and how she looks at people and things now. It really opened my eyes to the gift of life, the fact that God truly is there with us through all things, and that we can't worry about what others think. This book is something I'm going to read over and over again (so it will penetrate this thick head! lol) to remind myself of all the gifts I truly have in my life.

The greatest thing I got from this book was that I need to pursue my dreams. I want to be a writer - so write! This was one of the chapters of her book and it was almost as if she wrote it just for me. So much of the book felt that way. It's like having a really good friend take your hand, look you in the eye, and share the truths about your life in a very loving, funny way.

This book was a total blessing to my life and I know it will be to yours, too. I can't say enough wonderful things about it!!

You can find this book on my Amazon widget if you'd like to purchase one for yourself. I highly recommend that you do. You'll absolutely be blessed by it.

This book was provided to me for review by Hachette Book Group.


I'm SO excited!! I have 2 - TWO - copies of this book to give away!!

You'll love this book so be sure and enter for the giveaway. This giveaway is open to USA and Canada residents, only. Also, no shipping to P. O. Boxes. Here's what to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post only for one chance.

2. For another chance, become a follower of this blog. Let me know in another comment that you've become (or all ready are) a follower.

3. For a third chance, write about this giveaway on your blog and then leave a comment, with the link to your post.

I will chose two winners, using random number, on Friday, April 30.

God bless you - Julie


  1. This author writes for the Plain Dealer, a newspaper nearby. My mother was just talking about this book, because her friends are reading it! I'd love to win it for her.

    Thank you for the giveaway. :-)

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  2. I now follow your blog.
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  3. Guess what? Head over to my blog and see((hugs))

  4. Hey Julie,

    What a wonderful, beautiful gift to have children who see our needs and take care of us...especially at such young ages. Your son is so special...and I know how you feel. I still find myself going upstairs and just looking in my room with wonder...LOL. Then, there is the more storing my freshly folded laundry in clothes baskets. Now my laundry has a place to be and that alone makes me feel so much better.

    How blessed we are Julie!

  5. Your review makes me really want to read this one!!
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  6. I am also a follower!
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  7. I blogged about the giveaway here:
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  8. This book sounds really good. I would like to enter for a chance to win a copy of it.

  9. Hey precious sister...The book came in the mail last week...and I'm half way done already..WOW....I'm SO loving this book girl...I can't thank you enough for hosting this give away and I can't thank God enough that I won,,lol.


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