By John Trent with Annette Smith
Published by Thomas Nelson
In 1986 authors Gary Smalley and John Trent first published their best-selling book entitled The Blessing. More than two decades later, Dr. John Trent has published a companion book to The Blessing in A Place Called Blessing.
Great as either a stand alone read or in conjunction with studying The Blessing, A Place Called Blessing succinctly illustrates in story format how to live out the concepts presented in The Blessing.
Though the story related in A Place Called Blessing is fictional, Trent explains that he developed the story through a compilation of many “experiences I have personally struggled with or benefited from.” The storyline is centered around the life a young boy named Josh. Josh and his two older brothers lose both their patents in an auto accident at a very young age. As they are shuffled through multiple foster homes, Josh learns early on in life to not trust anyone. As the indirect result of a tragic accident when Josh is six, he is separated from his brothers and spends the rest of his “minor” years living in a children’s home. A Place Called Blessing is Josh’s story of redemption, blessing and healing.
A study guide with contemplative questions for each chapter is included toward the end of the book.
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