Two Hankies Up

This afternoon I finished a book called A Place Called Blessing by John Trent. It was a complimentary copy provided by booksneeze for review. The intro gave me a good idea what I was getting into…”A Place Called Blessing paints a vivid picture of what it means to choose blessings over curses, light over darknes, life over death.”

This is a fiction book taking the principles of his book called Blessings and showing it in action. It follows the story of Josh as he grows up. It starts as a this little boy is taken from foster home to foster home and ending up in a childrens home after a terrible accident involving a fire and the death of his little friend. He grows up not knowing trust, love, hope or anything about family.

After being released from the states care he went to find life on his own and ended up finding a place that he could call home and a place of acceptance and even love. It was a long hard journey and the revelations of what it takes for him to enter a place of blessing will have you grabbing a box of tissues. I don’t want to give to much away, because each page seems to show examples of what is to live a life that chooses to love in spite of a past, to believe in someone, to go out of your way to show kindness.  

The only negative thing I have to say about this is that it wasn’t long enough! I could have kept reading. Even though there were sad parts to the story, it was marked by such hope, forgiveness and well blessings that it was INCREDIBLE! If you get a chance to grab a copy of this book to read I would highly recommend it!


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