Item description for When God Winks on New Beginnings: Signposts of Encouragement for Fresh Starts and Second Chances by Squire Rushnell...
Overview Looks at the ways God offers encouragement and opportunity through so-called "coincidences."
The best is yet to be . . .
"GodWinks" are the so-called circumstances and that are delivered directly to you, one of nearly seven-billion people on the planet, at particularly needed moments in your life. Like the wink you received from a loved one as a child that meant, "Hey, kid, I'm thinking of you right now," . . . GodWinks are messages of encouragement from above.
With more incredible-but-true stories about how God communicates with us through everday circumstances, SQuire Rushnell delivers another powerful book geared toward people at a crossroads in life--a time when these winks are most needed
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.32" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2009
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series When God Winks
ISBN 1404186964 ISBN13 9781404186965
Availability 0 units.
More About Squire Rushnell
SQuire Rushnell, a former television president and CEO, was for twenty years an executive with the ABC Television Network. Father of such programs for young people as Schoolhouse Rock" and the ABC Afterschool Specials, he also led Good Morning America" to the #1 spot. Author of the word-of-mouth phenomenon When God Winks", SQuire lives in Martha's Vineyard with his wife, Louise.
Reviews - What do customers think about When God Winks On New Beginnings?
disappointing May 20, 2010
Where to start? The good part of my review is that this book has some very nice, "feel good" stories that warm the heart. The bad part of my review is that I didn't feel that any of the stories showed anything but coincidence. The stories were weak in the respect that they fail to show how God made a difference. There was a simple explanation for each story. I guess I expected more of the "miracle" type stories that really make you believe that God had his hand in it. While I do believe that God has a hand in everything, this book just doesn't deliver in convincing me that these stories are about "God winks". It was a slow read, didn't hold my interest, but I plugged along hoping the next story would deliver more. I just ended up disappointed. If you are just looking for a light, warm-hearted book to read while you pass the time, this is a great book. But if you are looking for stories that really make you say "wow", then pass.
Not as hopeful as the first God Winks book I read Jan 12, 2010
The first God Winks book I read had stories in it which were so far out there that it was easier to believe they were from God than a coincidence. Some of the stories in this book, while nice sounding, were a stretch. The stories in this book was more like an every day sort of thing. Someone just loses one job and gets another, etc. That sort of thing. One story was out there, but most was every day sort of thing.
The stories in the other God Winks book gave me hope that God might still let me have salvation. I had given up witchcraft and the occult and started reading the Bible. Then I read Hebrews 6:4-6 and became very suicidal, because I had abandoned the faith years ago when I divorced my abusive husband. But I read the first God Winks book and looked back at all the Christians over the years that had come out of nowhere to warn me about the occult and the demons, and I had hope that God had sent them to me to warn me and reach out to me. I ended up on a long and painful journey from there. And I still haven't God?
I read this God Winks book and it was more like a self-help book that mentioned God ever so often.
I was told by some Christians that God Winks is just New Age stuff, which is distressing to me since the first book I read gave me such hope that God might still want me afterall. If it is New Age, then it might be impossible afterall.
Chicken Soup with Soul Nov 5, 2009
This book wasn't as good as I expected, but still a nice little volume to have. A collection of wisdom and stories of inspiration that I would compare to Chicken Soup for the Soul, but less formulaic and more modern. It would make a great gift for someone struggling.
This little gift book is nothing special... Oct 11, 2009
The author means well in writing this book to encourage people to see God's hand in their lives. The stories are somewhat touching, some more than others obviously, but the God in this book is quite generic. I do believe that the author is a Christian, and the publisher is a Christian one, but it's "Christianity-lite" with almost no reference to Jesus Christ, on which Christians base their faith! Mr. Rushnell's main point is that the things we see as coincidences are, in fact, God's working in our lives. He calls these occasions "Godwinks". And yes, some of the stories are quite amazing. He does a good job of explaining that God DOES care about each and every one of us. But that's as far as the Christianity goes in this book.
I also wasn't too keen on how the book is organized - stories start right in the middle of a page, the font is printed very lightly, and there is an arrow-type symbol on each page about halfway down. Is this supposed to be a "Godwink"?
Anyway, this book makes for pleasant-enough reading, but if I was looking for a gift book to give someone embarking on a fresh start, I'd look elsewhere.
A nice little book of inspirational anecdotes with a Christian overtone Oct 7, 2009
This is a nice little book, full of feel-good stories about people whose lives changed in ways they couldn't have imagined due to astounding coincidences, signs and/or hunches. The author calls these events "godwinks" -- as in God winking at you.
The book also contains a very few references to the Bible and specifically to the Christian tradition.
That's about it, that's the book.
It's pretty good for what it is. It's a light, feel-good read. I was able to read it in two hours, and that wasn't hurrying.
I think it could have been made more appealing to a wider audience by making it non-denominational, especially since the specifically Christian references really are limited to just a couple of places. The underlying message isn't specifically a Christian one. The concepts could even be translated into many non-western, non-theistic religions with little difficulty.
This could be a good gift for someone who is having trouble in life, or for someone who doesn't really need anything but likes quasi-religious feel-good literature.