Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Place Called Blessing... a book review


A fantastic story!

John Trent invites you into the life of Josh and his brothers.  Josh is an orphaned boy whose story of "loss, love, and eventual acceptance by the most unlikely people" brings him to A Place Called Blessing.

a dysfunctional family ~
absentee parents; poor providers

drunk driving ~
the death of the only parents they had

foster care ~
separated from siblings

reunion ~
the boys are placed together in a home in the country

heart-wrenching tragedy ~
the accident that changed everything

a children's orphan home ~
no longer allowed in the foster system

alone ~
Josh's brothers are adopted... without him

John Trent previously wrote The Blessing, a non-fiction book discussing 5 crucial elements on how to bless others. Through A Place Called Blessing, he has breathed life into these ideas and gave a new audience a "view" of what it looks like to be a conduit of God's love and blessings.  A reader's guide and discussion questions help you to gather your thoughts and make this a reality for you.

A Place Called Blessing shows us tangible ways
to show God's Blessings!

In The Blessing, John Trent discusses specific ways to move toward others and bless others using these 5 essential elements...

~ a meaningful touch
~ a spoken message
~ attaching high value
~ picturing a special future
~ an active commitment

Think of your life... how would it be different, if, in the worse situation you found yourself in, you had someone come into your life and bless you?  

a word of encouragement ~
this will pass and I'll be here for you

standing in the gap between you and God ~
praying for you and with you when you don't have the words

 believing in you ~
hearing... "You CAN overcome."

 a hug when you felt the most unlovable and dirty ~
a healing touch... no words necessary

This book is a MUST READ for anyone looking for ways to show God's unconditional love to people He has placed in their (our) path.  Thank you John Trent for reminding us that "the choice to give the blessing to another person is really a choice to be a conduit of God's blessing."

Star Rating: 6 out of 5 stars

For more information on John Trent and his book The Blessing and The Blessing Challenge, click HERE.

I look forward to reading The Blessing and learning ways to bless not only my family, but everyone God places in my path.

"I (God) will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;
I will make  your name great, and  you will be a blessing." 
~ Genesis 12.2

"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.
On the contrary, repay evil with blessing,
because to this you were called
so that you may inherit a blessing."
~ 1 Peter 3.9

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher ( for my honest review.



  1. Sounds like a wonderful book and great reminder. One we should all have in our book of collections. Thank you for the review.

  2. looks interesting, I do love to read this kind of book.

  3. Thanks for the review ... that looks like a wonderful book! I love books that are both interesting and inspirational! Visiting from HHH. Deb @


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