Book Review: "The Blessing" by John Trent and Gary Smalley

As a parent, add this book to your parenting book shelf!

In this revised and updated edition of The Blessing, Dr. John Trent explains in detail the importance of giving your child special blessings as they are growing up.

What exactly is a blessing? A blessing is a great gift of unconditional love and acceptance that can transform the future of your child.

The Blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, including their relationship with a loving God. (Amazon)

By using the Old Testament story of Jacob receiving the firstborn blessing from his father Isaac, Dr. Trent explains the importance of the blessing and the five elements to understanding the blessing.

While this is a wonderful lesson on how to parent your own children, what if you did not receive the benefit of a blessing from your parents?  Dr. Trent takes time to explain what happens if you missed that essential element of your younger years and that there is hope for “reversing the curse.”

New to this updated edition are practical ideas, questions, exercises, and links for online resources. I highly recommend this book to parents of children of all ages — it is a vital part of parenting our kids that is more important today than ever.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the publisher for my review. As an Amazon Affiliate, there may be links in this post, which if you click through and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission that helps support this blog. You are in no way obligated to use these links.

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