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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Trent Narrator: Christopher Prince Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781608148493
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His whole life has been a story of hurt and rejection. Is one family’s love enough to turn it all around?

Josh lost his parents in a drunk-driving accident and lost track of his two brothers after a tragic fire. By age eighteen, he is an angry young man who only wants a job, an apartment, and to be left alone. Instead, he meets Mike and Anna, an unusual son-and-mother team who draw him into their lives. For the first time, Josh receives unconditional love and something every human being craves, the gift of “the blessing.”

But tragedy strikes again, and a shocking secret is revealed. Can Josh hang on to what he’s learned about blessings, curses, and family?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A compelling story and a deep understanding of the essential need for every person to receive the gift of unconditional love and acceptance from their parents.”

    Gary Smalley, bestselling author

  • “If you have children in your life, then give them and yourself a gift by reading A Place Called Blessing. You’ll be stirred, encouraged, and forever changed by this deeper understanding of God’s intention for parents to bless their children.”

    Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Traveler’s Gift

  • “If you’ve ever doubted your ability to be a vessel of grace and healing in the life of someone who’s hurting, you need to read A Place Called Blessing. It is the story of a wounded soul named Josh, but chances are there is a Josh living next door to you or even sitting near you in the pew at church.”

    Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Keck | 1/14/2014

    " Such an amazing story! Loved it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara Lleverino | 3/8/2013

    " A cross between a Nicolas Sparks and a Jan Karon story this book tells the story of what can happen to life when someone makes the choice to bless them. I read this in about 3 hours and loved every minute of it...thought I knew what was going to happen and got a big surprise at the twist in the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 elliereads | 2/14/2013

    " I liked this. The story was a little contrived, but for the purposes of teaching it had to be. I don't know if I'll have time to go over the study questions, but I hope to. Thanks Stacy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Levan | 8/23/2012

    " The story was cute and had parts that were touching, but over all it was predictable. The writing left something to be desired. A quick and easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/25/2012

    " Beautiful and a tear jerker but it ends with happiness and hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nghia Jones | 3/26/2012

    " It is hard to trust people. Once trust is corrupted it is hard to develop it again. "

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About the Author

John Trent, PhD, is president of StrongFamilies.com and founder of the Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College. He is a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of more than twenty books, including six books for children. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs and leads the Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and StrongFamilies.com. He and his wife, Cindy, have two grown daughters, Kari and Laura.

About the Narrator

Christopher Prince is a veteran voice-over artist with over fifteen years of experience. He has lent his voice-over talent to dozens of national commercials, industrial projects, and audio books.