Friday, June 24, 2011

A Place Called Blessing

Five-year-old Josh and his two older brothers lose their parents in a drunk-driving accident. A series of foster homes and a shocking tragedy eventually separate them, leaving Josh alone, angry, and distrustful of most everyone. At age eighteen, Josh strikes out on his own to find work. With only a high school education and few life skills, he is one step away from homelessness when Providence brings him to a place where he finds much more than physical shelter. For the first time in his life, Josh receives unconditional love and something every human being craves, the gift of "the blessing."

The book includes an introduction and reader’s guide designed to identify and discuss the five elements of the biblical blessing that every person needs. Through the power of Josh's story, readers are shown how to give this gift to their children and others as outlined in the more than one million copy bestseller, The Blessing.

Book Review

I was thrilled to get this book.   I loved John Trent's book "The Blessing".    It was a life changing read for me before I had children.     If you have never read "The Blessing" then let me tell you that there are five elements of the Biblical blessing:  1) meaningful touch, 2) spoken words, 3) expressing high value, 4) picturing a special future, and 5) an active commitment.    Donald and I both have talked about how these five elements have helped us fill in the gaps that we felt we had experienced with our parents.    

This is a fiction book based on his book.    A "Place Called Blessing" is about a boy who goes through more than a rough beginning.   He has terrible parents.   Winds up being put in the foster home system.  He gets a little glimpse of hope of a parent who might love him and then it is taken away from him.   The hurt piles up. The anger piles up.    The angry boy turns into an angry man who cannot trust or will not trust anyone.   When a family comes along that he can trust, he simply can't let down his well built walls to let them get to know him.  

This book shows the importance of the blessing, but it may also explain that little child down the street that keeps acting out.     Trying to get through this book without crying is almost impossible.

Disclaimer: I received this ebook from BookSneeze. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.

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