Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Place Called Blessing

Five-year-old Josh and his two older brothers lose their parents in a drunk-driving accident. A series of foster homes and a shocking tragedy eventually separate them, leaving Josh alone, angry, and distrustful of most everyone.

At age eighteen, Josh strikes out on his own to find work. With only a high school education and few life skills, he is one step away from homelessness when Providence brings him to a place where he finds much more than physical shelter. For the first time in his life, Josh receives unconditional love and something every human being craves, the gift of "the blessing."

The book includes an introduction and reader’s guide designed to identify and discuss the five elements of the biblical blessing that every person needs. Through the power of Josh's story, readers are shown how to give this gift to their children and others as outlined in the more than one million copy bestseller, The Blessing.

My thoughts...

A beautiful story that will bring tears to your eyes through out the book.
Josh is separated from his brothers and faces many difficult foster homes after losing his parents in a drunk driving accident, he blames himself for their deaths and grows angry and bitter. I wish all our children who are and have been in the system could read this book and know there is hope.

At the age of 18 Josh was released from the system and starts a journey that leads him to God, he learns to forgive and receive unconditional love. He acquires the hope and joy that only God can give.

Tragedy occurs again in Josh's life and he must decide if this is the life for him or if he should turn back to the old life. Caring for others hurts sometimes.

A Place Called Blessing is an excellent book about letting go of past hurts, forgiving, and learning to love. I give it 5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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