Several years back I read a book called The Blessing. The Blessing talks about how to parent your kids and what they need to thrive: meaningful touch, spoken words, attaching high value, envisioning a special future for them, and genuine commitment. John Trent recently wrote a fiction book based on this concept entitled A Place Called Blessing. Most of this book I read through tears! It is the story of Josh and his troubled childhood and his "redemption" in the end by a family that chose to give him "the blessing". The book clearly illustrates how this can be done in a person's life. Such a heart-rending story filled with triumph, forgiveness, and love. I would highly recommend this great read and when you are done go back and read The Blessing.
Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it. I am not required to give a positive review. All my opinions are my own.