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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book Review: A Place Called Blessing by John Trent, PhD with Annette Smith

A Place Called Blessing is a Fictional Christian book that is based on the five elements of The Blessing.
Wow, this is a good book! This book brought tears to my eyes! When I first started reading this book I was unsure if I would enjoy the book at all.  The story is about a boy named Josh and his two brothers. The three boys have lousy parents who don't take care of them. They are at most times left home alone without supervision or food.  The boys lose their parents to a drunk-driving accident.  They are separated and sent to live in foster homes. At one point they actually get to live together in the same foster home. Josh makes a friend his age and seems to finally find a little happiness. Then there is a tragic accident which causes the boys to be sent to a group home. Josh gets separated from is brothers and loses all hope now of ever having a normal life.
When Josh turns 18 he has to leave the group home and make his own way in life. This is where the story gets even more emotional. Josh has much to learn in life. Along the way he will have to learn to trust in people again. There are many unexpected twists and turns in the story line so be prepared to want to read the book in one sitting. Although, the story is mostly sad it has a surprisingly happy ending.

I enjoyed reading A Place Called Blessing. The story is written in first person narrative. I don't always like books written in first person narrative but this story is written very well and is easy to read and become involved in the story. You might even find yourself wishing you could help Josh.

There is a study guide of questions at the end of the book that would be very useful in a classroom setting. A Place Called Blessing is suitable reading material for young adults and adults.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers 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 


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