The Blessing

  • by John Trent, Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best-selling classic that helps children thrive today and experience a special future tomorrow. Now revised, updated, and enhanced for a new generation!
Children of every age long for the gift of “the blessing” - the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being, contains five essential elements:

Meaningful touch
A spoken message
Attaching high value
Picturing a special future
An active commitment

Offering solid, practical advice and a fresh perspective on making this gift a bigger part of our families, The Blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, including their relationship with a loving God. But what if we’ve missed out on the blessing in our own lives? This audio book gives hope for “reversing the curse” and helps listeners find blessing in situations of divorce, death, desertion, adoption, and blended families. New to this updated edition are practical ideas, questions, exercises, and links for online resources - plus practical advice for planning a blessing event for a child, preparing a keepsake blessing, and living out the blessing every day of our lives.
Visit for more information and an opportunity to join The Blessing Challenge, one million people choosing to change the life of one child - their child!


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Customer Reviews

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A Real Blessing

Excellent message of hope and vital information for every parent and child. i love the knowledge that I can bless my child, strengthen them and encourage them. i appreciate the practical instruction in how to do it. This is an important message that needs to be learned, shared, and carried out.
I withheld one star because of the decision theology included in the book: making the power and grace of God dependant on a work of a human being, something that is neither taught nor demonstrated anywhere in the Bible.
The message of the blessing, however, is phenomenal and I highly recommend the book.
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- Jon E. Tesch

Good basic principles but nothing earth shattering

This book was an okay read, but I felt like I could have gotten the same information out of a short article. The author used lots of storytelling and reciting of scripture to enforce the elements of the blessing, that to me didn't add much. I was hoping to learn something from the book, but honestly don't feel like I took anything new away from it.
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- Melissa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2011
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio