Revised and updated, The Blessing by Drs. John Trent and Gary Smalley explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being. A foudational parenting tool, "the Blessing" consists of five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment. If you've missed out on the approval of your parents, the final chapters are for you. They include help for those who grew up without their own parent's blessing and ideas for blessing events. Paperback.
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I went from reading "A Place Called Blessing" to "The Blessing." And I wasn’t disappointed! I highly recommend this book.
Originally written by John Trent and Gary Smalley, the updates in this version were written by John Trent alone. The book’s primary purpose is to teach parents how to bless their children, but the concepts apply to all relationships. Readers will learn how to affirm, encourage, and unconditionally love and accept all the people who exist all around them all the time. They’ll learn how to offer The Blessing, a concept taken from the story in Genesis of Jacob stealing the firstborn blessing from Esau.
Readers who did not receive The Blessing as children will also learn how to recover from that, so they can move on contentedly and begin to bless others.
The book is divided into four sections: why the blessing is important, what it is, when it doesn’t happen, and living it. Also scattered throughout the book are links to websites with video presentations or other information to enhance what’s in the book. At the end of the book is an invitation to join The Blessing Challenge.
Thank you, Thomas Nelson Publishers, for sending a complimentary eCopy of this book for my honest review. "The Blessing" is definitely a worth-your-time read!