Shelfari edited the description of The Blessing Saturday, August 1, 2009.
Gary Smalley and John Trent's best-selling book offers a fresh, updated look at the life-changing gift the Bible calls the blessing. Many of us--perhaps unknowingly--spend 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 insight--and deeper blessing--he 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 powerful--and how necessary--the blessing has become to my older children until now. So if you have older children who have moved away from home, they're 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.