A Place Called Blessing chronicles the story of five-year-old Josh. He and his two older brothers lose their parents in a drunk driving accident. After a series of foster homes and a shocking tragedy, he and his brothers are separated, leaving him angry, alone, and distrustful. At age eighteen, a step away from homelessness, he finds unconditional love and the gift of "the blessing." This book shows how to implement the five elements of the biblical blessing found in Trent's book, The Blessing. A Focus on the Family book.
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Where Hurting Ends and Love Begins
Date:July 26, 2011
I'll admit, I'm not one who heads straight to the fiction section in the library, but after reading the latest novel by Dr. John Trent, I just might frequent that section more often. When I picked up A Place Called Blessing, I could hardly put it down. In the book, the narrator retells his story of growing up in a foster care system, being separated from his brothers, being able to reconnect with them for a while only to blow it a little while later and get all of them sent off to a children's home still at a young age. Our friend Josh coped by learning to trust no one after going through feelings of rejection and living with the label of being undesirable. His story is one of overcoming loneliness and a past filled with hurt as two individuals invest into his life and show him that there is more to life than living for oneself.
Through the models of the characters portrayed in this little novel, I’ve been blessed by all the ways of encouragement, wisdom, and generosity each person exemplified to one another and motivated to do similarly to others. This is a wonderful book and deserves to be on everybody’s reading list.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of A Place Called Blessing through Book Sneeze, in exchange for my honest review.