The Blessing, Original Edition   -     By: Dr. Gary Smalley, John Trent Ph.D.
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The Blessing, Original Edition

Pocket Books / 1990 / Paperback

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Brian endlessly sought his father's approval. Even when his dad lay dying, he pleaded, "Please say you love me, please!" For all who share that pain, Smalley and Trent offer healing. Explore the "blessing" bestowed by parents, discover what to do if you never received it, and learn to give yours to loved ones. 238 pages, softcover from Simon & Schuster.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Pocket Books
Publication Date: 1990
Dimensions: 4.0 X 6.5 X .75 (inches)
ISBN: 0671737430
ISBN-13: 9780671737436
Availability: In Stock

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Brian spent a lifetime seeking his father's approval. His father wanted him to be the best and the brightest, and Brian tried - desperately! When his father lay dying, Brian rushed to his bedside to plead one last time, "Please say you love me, please!"

We all have a powerful need to know that someone in this world loves us and accepts us unconditionally. We especially crave our parents' blessing, and without it, we may become angry and driven, or detached and empty. We may also feel this hurtful lack between brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, or even within our religious congregation.

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. They reveal the five key elements of the blessing, describe the most common home situations where a blessing has been denied (one of them may be ours), and offer practical, effective methods to heal broken hearts and families. Most important, they explain how we can be a blessing, and pass on that life-changing gift to our love ones.

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"The Blessing is about being happy yourself and making the people around you happy...If you are anxious for an examination of the parent-child relationship, this book may be a blessing for you." -- Jacksonville Sun-Times

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  1. Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
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    LIFE CHANGING BOOK
    October 9, 2012
    GREG
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MANY PEOPLE GO THRU LIFE WITH A NEED IN THEIR HEART. THEY NEVER WERE TOLD BY THEIR PARENTS THAT THEY HAD VALUE AND WORTH OR HEARD SAID----I AM PROUD OF YOU. THIS BOOK ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM AND WITH GOD'S HELP PROVIDES THE ANSWER. .FREEDOM--TO THE READER. GIVE THE BOOK TO PEOPLE WHO HURT.
  2. Moose Jaw, SK. Canada
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 23, 2012
    grandma evie 5
    Moose Jaw, SK. Canada
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    This book is incredibly helpful in understanding spiritual blessing.

    It is practical and gives specific ideas for blessing the people in your lives; not only your children but your parents, family and friends.

    You do not have to have any money to do what the book says because blessing is about the heart not about a ceremony or event, even though those are wonderful things to do.

    I first read this book in 1992 and as a result had a blessing for my parents on their 45th Wedding Anniversary. My husband and I had a blessing for each of our four children. Then my husband for me on my 50th birthday and my family had an informal blessing for my husband in the hospital 3 months before he died of cancer.

    I have leant my worn copy to so many people and finally decided to buy a number of "The Blessing" to give away. This is a life giving book.
  3. Peachland, NC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 3, 2012
    TRMZ1617
    Peachland, NC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Blessing is a book that every parent should read!
  4. Columbus, GA
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    July 6, 2011
    Janet
    Columbus, GA
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I went from reading "A Place Called Blessing" to "The Blessing." And I wasn't disappointed! I highly recommend this book.

    Originally written by John Trent and Gary Smalley, the updates in this version were written by John Trent alone. The book's primary purpose is to teach parents how to bless their children, but the concepts apply to all relationships. Readers will learn how to affirm, encourage, and unconditionally love and accept all the people who exist all around them all the time. They'll learn how to offer The Blessing, a concept taken from the story in Genesis of Jacob stealing the firstborn blessing from Esau.

    Readers who did not receive The Blessing as children will also learn how to recover from that, so they can move on contentedly and begin to bless others.

    The book is divided into four sections: why the blessing is important, what it is, when it doesn't happen, and living it. Also scattered throughout the book are links to websites with video presentations or other information to enhance what's in the book. At the end of the book is an invitation to join The Blessing Challenge.

    Thank you, Thomas Nelson Publishers, for sending a complimentary eCopy of this book for my honest review. "The Blessing" is definitely a worth-your-time read!
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    Nurturing children in a biblical manner is so important. Our pastor did a sermon series based on this book and it made a big impact on our church. We bought the book and recommend it to other families as well. This is a great resource for struggling families, happy families, therapist/counselors working with parents, grandparents, or anyone who touches the lives of youth.
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