Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What I'm Reading Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

Authors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a unique perspective on unconditional love and approval that comes from relationships with one's parents. This book offers very practical advice on how important relationships with parents are, but how as children we do not have to only seek or gain only their approval. While this is vital to the way we view ourselves and how we relate to others, we also know that God views on as a child who is loved. Whether one has good or bad family relationships, this book is helpful. Towards the end of the book it includes help for those who grew up in an environment where parents weren't so able to bless their child.

The books breaks up "the blessing" into five elements; meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future and active commitment. This book is well written and easy to follow, but very practical and would be a great tool for new parents or adult children trying to seek/gain the approval of their parents. This book is scripture based and is just a great read.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of the BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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