The Blessing by John Trent and Gary Smalley is a best selling classic that has been revised and updated for this generation.

I was offered the opportunity to review this book for the booksneeze program. I was excited because I am a fan of both John Trent and Gary Smalley and the book does not disappoint.

In this book, Trent and Smalley lay out the desire that every child and adult has when it comes to a relationship with their parents. Everyone needs to be told that they are loved and appreciated as well as find approval in their parents eyes. I dare say that it’s created in us. And Trent and Smalley show how  it is imperative to instill a deep sense of worth by blessing our children in at least five ways: Meaningful touch, A spoken message, Attaching high value, Picturing a special future, and An active comment.

The idea behind this book is a call to today’s parents to wake up and give their children the emotional nourishment that they need in order for them to excel to the best of their ability but it also is a healing component for adults who have longed to receive the affirmation they have longed for from their parents.

Whether you have been blessed by your parents or you are struggling in raising your on children, The Blessing is a book that will help you along the journey.


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 


About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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