Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing
by John Trent with Annette Smith

This book is written in first person about a small boy in the foster care system. He's never know love even when he had parents and now he's done something that no one can forgive him for. He spends the rest of his childhood in a group home before he ages out.
God leads this young man to a friend's home where he's shown unconditional love and he begins to heal.
In the end he calls his home "A Place Called Blessing".

The story flows well and is easy to read. If you are just reading it for the story, it's a good book.
But if you are reading it to learn more about God's guidance and blessings, it's a great book.
The child abuse and neglect were hard to take, especially since I have small children.
But the story of love and acceptance was wonderful.
It reads like "A Boy Called It" without the horrifying details and more of the blessings.

At the end of the book is a note from the author. He talks about blessing others and mentions five specific ways to reach out to others.

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

These things will work if you are a parent, teacher, care giver or just a friend.
So read this book if you want to learn how to be a blessing, but also if you want a blessing.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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