(Book review) Don’t blink

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, Co-president of ECLA and long time book discussion leader



Title: Don’t blink: What the Little Boy Nobody Expected to Live is Teaching the World about Life

Author: Brandon and Brittany Buell

Publisher: Tyndale

Publication Date: 2016

Format: Hardcover book

Length: 203 pages


Given the heartbreaking news that their expected son had a rare condition called Microhydranencephaly (meaning that he was missing part of his skull and most of his brain), the Buells chose life, the life of their precious son Jaxon!

In this book, the couple share the lessons they have learned from their small son and demonstrate a commitment to him that is very rare. He has taught them about the  value of every human life, the amazing power of faith, and the means to living every day to the fullest and in reading their story, the reader is taught these same lessons and is inspired by these loving parents.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Adults interested in how Christians handle difficulties in their lives and respond in a Christlike way.

Christian Impact

The commitment the Buells show their child is inspirational.

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