- Author: John Trent
- Length: 320
- Edition: Paperback
- Publisher: Nelson Books; Rev&Updtd edition
Description of The Blessing:
Gary Smalley and John Trents best-selling book offers a fresh, updated look at the life-changing gift the Bible calls The Blessing. Many of usperhaps unknowinglyspend a lifetime striving for this acceptance. The unconditional love and approval that comes with The Blessing is an important element of our self-esteem and emotional well-being. In The Blessing, Dr. John Trent tells of his search to receive The Blessing from his father and the new insightand deeper blessinghe received from God as he sought to pick up the pieces of his shattered dream. And Gary Smalley expands the concept of The Blessing to include eight ways to bless adult children. I never realized how powerfuland how necessaryThe Blessing has become to my older children until now. So if you have older children who have moved away from home, theyre never out-of-reach of The Blessing. The Blessing is a powerful book no family should be without. Within its pages, readers will find solid, practical advice on how to be a blessing as well as how to insure that your parents, spouse, and children all feel the security of family approval.
Information on The Blessing from the publisher:
Now family counselors Gary Smalley and John Trent, Ph.D., show us how we can transform our lives-even when it is no longer possible to receive our parents' blessing, and offer practical, effective methods to heal broken hearts and families.
Description of John Trent, author of The Blessing:
No matter your age, the approval of your parents affects how you view yourself and your ability to pass that approval on to your children, spouse, and friends. Many of us--perhaps unknowingly--spend a lifetime striving for this acceptance. in this best-selling classic, John Trent and Gary Smalley present a fresh, applicable perspective of the life-changing gift the Bible calls "The Blessing." The unconditional love and approval that come with The Blessing is vital to our self-esteem and emotional well-being. The authors detail the five elements of The Blessing: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value; picturing a special future; an active commitment. With years of counseling experience, Drs. Trent and Smalley have successfully used the concepts outlined in this book to heal hundreds of broken hearts and families. This book powerfully communicates biblical truths that no family should be without. It offers solid, practical advice for individuals, counselors, and pastors--and provides hope and healing for those men and women who may have missed receiving their parents' blessing.