July 10th, 2012 by Regina Brett
“What is most personal is universal.” How true.
My first book, “God Never Blinks,” is in 22 countries. My second book, “Be the Miracle,” came out in January and is already in six countries
I love getting emails from readers all over the world. Here are a few:
Joy wrote: "I bought your book ‘God Never Blinks’ at a Christian gathering in Sweden where I live. Even though I'm having trouble believing in God, your book took me with storm. The following morning I had only around 5 chapters left to read - and since then I've re-read them, told my friends to read them and underlined all the quotes I need to be reminded of to find the strength I need to get through each day. I'm 18, but I've never appreciated life. I've been having problems in seeing the beautiful, since I've only focused on the ugly. I've been too harsh on myself, not feeling worthy of living, but your book was that light I needed to see things in a different way. I'm now living day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. I wish you everything good. Love, Joy, 18, Sweden."
Fernanda wrote: "I am 12 years old and I'm from Mexico (So I don't speak very well English) I know that I am young but your book ‘Dios nunca parpadea’ inspired me to be better writer and to improve on the purpose of life, now that I know that God has a great purpose for everyone. Thank You. GOD BLESS YOU (today and tomorrow)"
Stephanie wrote: "I am a reader who lives in Bogota, Colombia. I finished reading the book 2 minutes ago. I just felt the need to let you know that yes, you changed my point of view of many things and deeply touched my life. I have bought myself a lot of books and sent them around to people I know will value your wisdom and life experiences. Thank God for people like you that not only live, but shares their live through this book.”
Norie wrote: "I am a Japanese woman living in Tokyo, Japan. I just finished reading your book 'God never blinks' in Japanese translated version. This is very encouraging and lovely book--thanks to you! My friend borrowed the book in the community library and she really liked it and recommended it to me. It gave me a lot of encouragement and positive feeling to my life. I just wanted to tell you that your book is great, and let you know that your book is in the community library of some city in Tokyo and giving a positive energy to readers' mind. What a wonderful thing to give something good to people who live in the other side of the world.”
Frances wrote: “I am sooo grateful for your way of sharing...so heart lifting and encouraging. I was thrilled when I came back to Mexico last month from Chicago to find your book translated and available!!! I would sum up your experiences in a phrase my mom left me..."PUT OUT FOR WHAT YOU WANT, TAKE WHAT YOU GET AND WORK ON THE DIFFERENCE. You sure did!!!! Blessings to you and your family and all your readers."
Kristine wrote: "I am 33 years young woman from Latvia. Some days ago I finished to reed your book God never blinds translated in LV. This book I got from my friend who red it, too. Thank you very much! It is amazing. If you can write book where I can cry, then book is great. I will make present for my mom on 60th birthday as you did for your husband. She had cancer the some as you. You are open and tell your life, nothing else, just tell without advices. If I am so clever I can see advice by myself. And I did. Thank You!"
A great big thanks to all of you for reading the books and for taking the time to write. You touch my heart and make this big world feel a whole lot cozier.