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God Never Blinks
50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours

by Regina Brett
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A cancer survivor and popular columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Regina Brett has written a book that contains information on how to deal with the events in our lives—from the trivial to the tragic.  In her book, God Never Blinks, she expands and expounds on how to deal with what may seem a one-of-a-kind situation.

She has collected fifty situations and one or more of them will fit most (if not all) the problems faced in life.  The author does not solve the problem—she leads the reader in the direction of either solving the problem themselves or living with the problem.

One of the fifty: "You don't have to, you get to" brought back memories to this reader from his high school days.  Miss Ruby Akers taught home economics and when it was time to sew, the girls would say, "Do we have to sew today?"  Miss Ruby would simply say, "You don't have to, you get to."

Another one I like is this: "no matter what, get up, clean up and show up."  So simple yet full of sense.

This reviewer listened to the audio version of this book and while it was most enjoyable, I would still like the print version to catalog each of the fifty situations for future reference.

This is a very entertaining and helpful book.  If you get it, keep it on your shelf for the next situation that takes you on a detour from your life.

The Book

Hachette Audio
April 13, 2010
Unabridged Audiobook  5 CD's / approximately 5 HRS and 54 MIN
9781607881681 / 1607881683
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The Reviewer

Willie Elliott
Reviewed 2010
NOTE: Reviewer Willie Elliott is's "Before the Title" columnist, covering non-fiction books and related subjects.
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