Gift of the Blessing, The/The Gift of Honor (2 Books In 1)
The blessing" -- that is what the Bible calls the gift of unconditional love and family approval that all of us, children and adults, long for. Receiving the blessing and passing it on is crucial for our self-esteem. In these...
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The blessing" -- that is what the Bible calls the gift of unconditional love and family approval that all of us, children and adults, long for. Receiving the blessing and passing it on is crucial for our self-esteem. In these classic bestselling guides -- now together for the first time -- respected family counselors Gary Smalley and John Trent help readers understand the vital importance of family acceptance. The Gift of the Blessing unfolds the ancient concept of the blessing and details the five practical elements: meaningful touch, the spoken word, the expression of high value, the description of a special future, the application of genuine commitment. Then the authors show readers how to apply these very important elements and to help readers pass it on to parents, spouses, children, and friends to experience life-changing peace. The Gift of Honor describes specific ways parents can communicate the blessing so that children of all ages feel valued, cherished, and secure. That strong senseof self-worth gives children the best start on adult success. Powerful and insightful, these practical guides have changed millions of lives. This new two-in-one edition promises to bring peace and healing to many more.
Gary Smalley, one of the foremost experts on family relationships, has written or co-written 28 best-selling, award winning books selling over six millions copies, as well as several popular films and videos, based on more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, counsellor and speaker. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won Gold Medallions, The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life and all other titles have been top-five finalists for the Gold Medallion Award. His latest book is the DNA of Relationships. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for over thirty years.
John Trent (PhD., North Central Texas Federation of Colleges and Universities) is president of StrongFamilies.com and The Center for StrongFamilies, a training center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where lay leaders, counselors, and pastors are trained to become StrongFamily Coaches in their churches and corporate settings.
Dr Trent is a much sought-after speaker on the topics of building strong relationships and strong workplace teams. He has authored and coauthored more then a dozen award-winning and best-selling books for adults and children. His books include The Blessing, The 2-Degree Difference, Chasing Skinny Rabbits and The Treasure Tree. John has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs across the country. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for more then twenty-eight years and have two daughters.