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Our troubled times need more books like this,
This review is from: God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours (Hardcover)
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This is collection of life stories and observations by Regina Brett -- cancer survivor, columnist, single mother (not ex-single mother). She provides 50 good pieces of advice backed by actual life events to help make the point for the reader. Current trends in US society could benefit from the lessons in this book. Regina takes a spiritual view of life and self to help the reader have a more centered life.
The spiritual elements come from Christianity and eastern religions -- "zen meets do the right thing to help someone else". The book is strongly geared toward women.
The format is 50 chapters each about 4 to 5 pages long. The chapters are self-contained mini-fables/stories based on real life events.
The writing is eloquent yet very approachable. She has a nice conversational tone; as if you were talking to a close friend.
You will find at least 75% of the chapters helpful to you at any given time. Each time you are having doubts about something in life; you should take a look at the chapter titles to see what you are missing in life. I really liked "Don't audit life. Show up and make the msot of now" and "Breathe. It calms the mind". Everyone has different challenges on any given day; try to realize this and do the best you can by enjoying life and sharing it with loved ones.
The content is not super deep or innovative but it is accurate. A friendly reminder to not take everything so seriously and just enjoy life is a good thing...especially in these trying times.
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Initial post: Apr 16, 2010 12:57:11 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2010 2:03:39 PM PDT
L. C Glover says:
If you have not read the book, how can you say the reviews are accurate or not?
It is a helpful book useful at trying times in a person's life. It is a good way for someone to get perspective on their life.
If you have read it and do not agree, then post a negative review with your rational for the negative comments.
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