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The blessing

Author: Gary Smalley; John Trent
Publisher: Nashville : T. Nelson, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gary Smalley and John Trent's best-selling book offers a fresh, updated look at the life-changing gift the Bible calls "the blessing." Many of us-perhaps unknowingly-spend a lifetime striving for this acceptance. The unconditional love and approval that comes with the blessing is an important element of our self-esteem and emotional well-being.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Smalley; John Trent
ISBN: 0840730667 9780840730664
OCLC Number: 13269776
Description: 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In search of the blessing --
The blessing: yesterday and today --
The first element of the blessing: meaningful touch --
The second element of the blessing: spoken words --
The third element of the blessing: expressing high value --
The fourth element of the blessing: picturing a special future --
The fifth element of the blessing: an active commitment --
Homes that withhold the blessing: part 1 --
Homes that withhold the blessing: part 2 --
Learning to live apart form the blessing --
Giving the blessing to your spouse and friends --
A church that gives the blessing --
Giving the blessing to your parents --
A final blessing --
Appendix A: Evenings of blessing to apply with your loved ones --
Appendix B: Sample blessings based on the scriptures.
Responsibility: Gary Smalley & John Trent.

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Gary Smalley and John Trent's best-selling book offers a fresh, updated look at the life-changing gift the Bible calls "the blessing." Many of us-perhaps unknowingly-spend a lifetime striving for this acceptance. The unconditional love and approval that comes with the blessing is an important element of our self-esteem and emotional well-being.

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