A Place Called Blessing



A Place Called Blessing by Dr. John Trent and Annette Smith is a story illustrating the blessings outlined in the book The Blessing that he co-authored with Gary Smalley. The story is written in first person about a boy named Josh who grew up in the foster care system. He is misunderstood and incorrectly labeled while in the Social Services system, and when he aged out at 18 he went out to make a life for himself. What he found was a family that took him into their house and unconditionally loved him no matter his past.


This story is riveting and an excellent weekend novel. The narration in first person brings the reader right into the mind and heart of Josh; and I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next. After completing this story, I find myself drawn to read the book it was based upon: The Blessing. I have been challenged to find ways to bless others around me, especially those who seem the least deserving of my love and attention; as well as reminded that we can make a difference in someone else’s life by our actions and attitude toward them. I would and have recommended this book to other Christians.

I was given a free copy of this book as part of Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze program. I was not required to post a positive review, just give my own opinion.

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