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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 www.TheBlessing.com for more information and an opportunity to join The Blessing Challenge, one million people choosing to change the life of one child - their child!

©1986 Dr. Gary Smalley, Dr. John Trent (P)2011 Oasis

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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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  • Melissa
  • AUSTIN, TX, United States
  • 02-05-13

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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  • JOB
  • ROCHESTER, NY, United States
  • 11-27-12

LIFE CHANGING!!!! VERY PRACTICAL

As a father of four, I believe that this book has given me a lot of insights to be a blessing for my family. The presentation couldn't be better. I am so glad that I got this book.

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  • Tami G
  • PORT CLINTON, OHIO, US
  • 11-19-17

A Wonderful book

I Loved the story of the 2 brothers & how 1 brother gave away his Blessing for food. Unfortunately, that rival continued for many generations, even until this day! This book is a GREAT way to raise your children.

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Encouragement for parents

The Blessing is an encouragement to parents (and anyone who loves another person) to speak life to their children. The authors lay out specific guidelines to help parents craft a meaningful blessing their child will treasure for a lifetime.
AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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Amazing

A wonderful blessing and applicable to my life as a mother, daughter, and wife. Enlightening!

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Best referral ever.

I received this book as an referral during a mentoring program. Out of the last 8 books, one a month, none hold a candle to the message this one portrayed. The author (also narrator) does a wonderful job at using scripture to back the methodology and belief in his message. As to the performance, I have listened to 5 books read by the author. This one is the best of those. Much of the time I could hear the passion of the author through his emphasis one key points. This audio book also makes reference to 5 videos (youtube) that are short, but help to bring you through the journey of the book in a new and interesting way.
I cannot recommend this book enough.

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very inspirational work

i loved the book and am taking the challenge with my 7 month old son.

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This book is a Blessing!

This book has given me priceless advice and infused me with hope. I can't wait to complete The Blessing Challenge with my children and other loved ones in my life.