29 June 2011

The Blessing Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance By John Trent & Gary Smalley

Book Description

Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"—the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic The Blessing, coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to lay a secure base of in each child's life.
The Blessing powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment.
No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters include help and hope for those who grew up without their own parent's blessing, the blessing and grandparents, ways to live out the blessing, and ideas for blessing events.
The Blessing is the book that every new parent needs to read.  It is essentially the only guide on parenting that adults should really need.  I would love to see it handed out in the maternity ward and be required reading for all new parents.  Our cherished children would benefit immeasurably.  It however is not too late to at any stage of life to benefit from this book.  Adult children, grandparents, caregivers...really anyone that has loved ones can utilize the wisdom found in the pages of The Blessing to lift up those they love the most.
The "Blessing"  involves five simple elements: meaningful and appropriate touch, a spoken message, attaching high value to the one being blessed, picturing a special future for them and an active commitment to fulfill the blessing.
This updated and revised edition contains practical ideas and exercises, questions for consideration, and utilizes the internet with links to web video. The book also contains a challenge to individuals and churches to be an involved part of a worldwide movement to spread the blessing to children and others.
I highly recommend that everyone read this book.

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