The Blessing

  • Posted On : Mar 18, 2016


Brian spent a lifetime seeking his father’s approval. His father wanted him to be the best and the brightest, and Brian tried – desperately! When his father lay dying, Brian rushed to his bedside to plead one last time, “Please say you love me, please!”

We all have a powerful need to know that someone in this world loves us and accepts us unconditionally. We especially crave our parents’ blessing, and without it, we may become angry and driven, or detached and empty.

Now family counselors John Trent Ph.D. and Gary Smalley, show us how we can transform our lives – even when it is no longer possible to receive our parents’ blessing. They reveal the five key elements of the blessing, describe the most common home situations where a blessing has been denied (one of them may be ours), and offer practical, effective methods to heal broken hearts and families. Most important, they explain how we can be a blessing, and pass on that life-changing gift to our love ones.


by John Trent, Ph.D. and Gary Smalley

This brand new updated version of Dr. Trent and Gary Smalley’s foundational, award-winning book on the Blessing can help you take the FIRST STEP in The Blessing Challenge!

That’s in understanding how the Biblical gift of The Blessing is such a life-giving gift to your child, spouse, and loved one’s — and how it can change your life as well!

The Blessing powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well being through five essential elements that were always a part of the biblical blessing:

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

Understanding the blessing — as well as what do do if we didn’t receive the blessing — is a great way to be equipped to take and live The Blessing Challenge!

This NEW updated 25th Anniversary Edition features:

  • Video’s and online tools to help you create your own blessing and live it out daily
  • NEW chapters and content geared towards personalizing the blessing towards relationships in your life and what to do if you never received the blessing

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Additional information

Weight .64 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 in

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