In her book God Never Blinks, Regina Brett recounts her upbringing in parochial school. She wrestled with God to understand God's heart, oftentimes misdirected by teachers who instilled shame and fear in her. Then she met Joe, who she mistook for the gardener. He was a hunchback who talked to her about the God whom he knew in Jesus. Joe loved God and knew God loved him. One day after Joe talked with the class about the God of his understanding, Regina cornered him in the hall and asked him all her angry questions about God and the church that had been building up in her life.