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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (281 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Smalley, John Trent Narrator: Kelly Ryan Dolan Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781608148479
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The bestselling classic that helps children thrive today and experience a special future tomorrow. Now revised, updated, and enhanced for a new generation! Children of every age long for the gift of “the blessing”—the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being, contains five essential elements: Meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment. Offering solid, practical advice and a fresh perspective on making this gift a bigger part of our families, The Blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, including their relationship with a loving God. But what if we’ve missed out on the blessing in our own lives? This audiobook gives hope for “reversing the curse” and helps listeners find blessing in situations of divorce, death, desertion, adoption, and blended families. New to this updated edition are practical ideas, questions, exercises, and links for online resources—plus practical advice for planning a blessing event for a child, preparing a keepsake blessing, and living out the blessing every day of our lives. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Blessing is about being happy yourself and making the people around you happy…If you are anxious for an examination of the parent-child relationship, this book may be a blessing for you.”

    Jacksonville Sun-Times

  • “Using biblical principles and the field of psychology, this production offers listeners a way to redeem their relationships with family and friends. Kelly Ryan Dolan narrates as though this work were his own.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David J | 2/16/2014

    " Good Christian Counseling Book for Helping Struggling couples who seem to have lost the love and zing of honeymoon period. Opens Pandora's Box of Respect, Self Esteem, and Willingness to be Honest, vulnerable, and seriously use Scriptural Assistance with Motivation towards living a mutually beneficent marriage. Requires diigging sweat, no splitting or divisiveness. Great for Couples eho do not want to be a statistic these days. Hard to do alone. A Blessing if it Saves the Vows and opens new vistas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Some | 2/15/2014

    " Excellent. I just love the fact that I have personally broken free of an intergenerational curse and now am busy about weaving a legacy of grace, love and friendship to my miracle and blessing, my son Will! Through imparting on him in various ways and in unique measures his intrinsic worth, I am slowing removing the human "spiritual cataracts" if you will of this life, to see a little bit of what the Father's love for all of us is. A fine book. Read it and bless your awesome kids! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 2/5/2014

    " Interesting concept about family blessings - both ones that we hope to receive from our parents and ones that we are called to give to others as followers of Christ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shola | 2/3/2014

    " Great book both for young and old,anyone looking to be the best out of life. The Blessing will convict you as a child, parent and friend to be a blessing. And to sum it all Jesus can reverse every curse, he is Hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/25/2014

    " Life changing book. Changed and healed my relationships with family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 1/20/2014

    " I am glad to better understand this concept of PURPOSEFULLY communicating unconditional love and acceptance to my kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer White | 1/20/2014

    " Reading this book gave me insight into my past and how my past effected my parenting. After reading this book, I have the tools I Need to make sure my children have the blessing as they grow up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/11/2014

    " Awesome book for parents and non-parents alike. Will definitely read again as Chase gets older. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 10/18/2013

    " Helpful parents and those without kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Klein | 7/31/2013

    " I'm reading this one with Bill right now for our weekly meetings...will see how it goes... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Shore | 7/10/2013

    " If you really want to know what life is all about and live a life of significance, this is a great book to help you on your way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shays09 | 6/27/2013

    " Powerful concept. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/12/2013

    " The best parenting book I have ever read! If I had to recommend just one book to a patent, this would be it!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen L. | 4/5/2013

    " I Like this book for the encouragement to think about our words to our children and the power they have. They really do have great power. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Fortin | 3/23/2013

    " Change my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent Kleppen | 12/9/2012

    " Another great book for introspection and parenting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/25/2012

    " A must read for every parent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Sorensen | 3/7/2012

    " This is another one of those books I wish I had read years ago as a young mom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carterswift | 1/23/2012

    " This book did make we want to be a better father but tended to portray fatherhood as one defining moment instead of a constant series of positive affirmations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Michelle | 8/7/2011

    " Lost this book. Let someone borrow it and *POOF* it was gone. Great book. I learned alot from it! "

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About the Author

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the author or coauthor of many bestselling, award-winning books, along with several popular films and videos. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love both won the Gold Medallion Award for excellence in literature, and The Language of Love won the Angel Award for best contribution to family life. All of his other titles have been top-five finalists for the Gold Medallion Award. He has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Extra, and the Today show, as well as numerous national radio programs. He and his wife live in Branson, Missouri.

About the Narrator

Kelly Ryan Dolan is a graduate of Judson College. His voice-over credits include the Left Behind radio drama and works for Sonlife Ministries and the Willow Creek Community Church, where he currently works in youth ministry.