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Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible Hardcover – January 6, 2012
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Life's Little Detours, which has been published in more than 24 languages. She also wrote Be
the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible.
Her newest book, God Is Always Hiring: 50 Lessons for Finding Fulfilling Work, was released in 2015. Regina wrote it to help people find their mission in life.
Her inspirational columns appear regularly in Ohio's largest newspaper, The Plain Dealer,
where she was a finalist in 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. She also writes for the Cleveland Jewish News and is syndicated by the Jewish News Service.
Regina has a master's degree in religious studies from John Carroll University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kent State University. You can find out more about her at www.reginabrett.com
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Take, for example, the book's opening lesson: Start Where You Are. We're immediately greeted with a great quote: "There's an old saying, `if you think you're too small to make a difference, think of a mosquito in a tent.'" She then goes on to relate how a clerk at a convenience store recognized a kidnapper and saved a little girl's life. Of course summarizing it like that sounds so hum drum, but not when in Brett's hands or I should say keyboard. She makes the story come alive, making the reading and lesson go down like candy.
I enjoyed spending time with her lessons, and bet you will too.
Very highly recommended. I look forward to your third volume, Regina!
The author again writes about life, turning each short essay into a lesson to be both learned and shared . . . this time, many of them deal with cancer because Brett is now a cancer survivor.
In particular, I liked how she wrote about her own struggles with the disease, as well as about her bargains with God.
I also liked her observations about some things that might ordinarily be considered as mundane--but aren't really:
* I've never forgotten the day I was a ball of stress and stopped to pay for parking. In most parking lots, you pull up, the person takes your money, gives you change, and you pull away. Your eyes never meet and neither of you remembers the encounter.
This time the attendant looked me in the eye, greeted me, shook my hand, and gave me a blessing before I left.
He told me he loved his job and saw it as his ministry to bless people as they passed through his parking lot into the rest of their day. Where I saw a mere money collector, he saw a mission in life. He left me feeling renewed and calm.
We've all had moments like that. They happen when you are with people who know that everyone matters, that you don't have to make a lot of money to make a big difference, that you can simply start where you are and magnify the good.
In another chapter, Brett urges all to speak up for others, especially when
when they aren't present to speak up for themselves:
* Far too many of us remain silent.Read more ›
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In my opinion, this should be required reading for everyone. It's positive and encouraging. We can sit up and take note: life is too short to be negative!Published 2 months ago by benny
I had read God Never Blinks 50 a Lessons for Life's Little Detours and loved it. Be the Miracle is just a good.Published 5 months ago by Linda Kutsher
Loving these books by Regina Brett with her simple, yet profound messages. Very inspiring and I highly recommend them. A little guidance, a lot of common sense... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cheryl McMahon
This was a great book!!! I enjoyed the stories and the positive aspect of them. There are many good thoughts and lessons in this book. I highly recommend it.Published 5 months ago by Phyllis Carlson