Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Blessing: Welcome Wisdom

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance by John Trent and Gary Smalley offers practical application of the need and benefit of parents blessing their children.
It's is not a book about self esteem, but rather a carefully written identification of what is blessing (meaningful touch, spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future and active commitment).

It also is rich in warning, setting forth clearly the consequences of withholding blessing. Their explanation of the contrasting "curse" was powerful, and grounded in sound Biblical thought.

The stories are compelling, and a word of encouragement--the book starts slow but gains momentum in content and delivery.

It is helpful for parents of any ages (including adults) as it speaks to the ways we can really express love and care for others in any relationship--while maintaining the essential need for blessing in the parent child relationship.

While it would be a great baby gift, it would also bless a parent who is about to gain a daughter or son in law or for parents working through the dynamics of a blended family. It reminds us all that what we say, and how we say it matters much.

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Loves to find the answers to three questions of a sound Bible study: what does it say, what does it mean, what difference does it make?