Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Blessing By John Trent & Gary Smalley

Book Description

Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"—the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic The Blessing, coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to lay a secure base of in each child's life.

The Blessing powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment.

No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters include help and hope for those who grew up without their own parent's blessing, the blessing and grandparents, ways to live out the blessing, and ideas for blessing events.


My thoughts: This book came at such a great time. I found it to be inspiring and mind-opening. Insightful and
refreshing. SO many relational outlines in it. I like it because it is not a dictatorial type of book, but a
guide that gently nudges you in the right direction. Which is nice after being told so many times that I
have done things wrong. This book says that mistakes will occur in life and we can roll with it and
move on from them, conquer, rise up. So inspiring.
It's wonderful to know that there are still folks out there who are taking the time to produce sound, relevant advice for us.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are doing things soooo right!!! Love you, Grammy Char