Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Language of Blessing by Joseph Cavanaugh III

The Language of Blessing by Joseph Cavanaugh III
Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 1414363931

Publisher's Description
Most people have no idea who they were created to be, nor what their own unique gifts and talents are. So how can we recognize and affirm these things in others—especially if we were not encouraged ourselves as we were growing up? How can we change course and learn a language of blessing that will lead to positive change in all of our key personal and professional relationships? In The Language of Blessing, Joe Cavanaugh gives us practical tools to recognize our own gifts and those of others and to use our newfound “language” to bless the ones we care about, breaking a destructive generational cycle and setting a new course for our loved ones’ futures.

My Thoughts
Everyone is unique and different and blessed with a different personality and strengths. We were created for a purpose. We have a chance to recognize the gifts our children have been given and speak into their lives, affirming their calling and purpose. 

"Blessings are prophetic in that they communicate the heart, mind and will of God for an individual. They connect us with our Creator's dream for us. Words of blessing confirm and empower God-given intrinsic attributes, such as personality, gifting, talents, character traits, and intelligences.

While I agreed with and appreciated the whole book, I was especially challenged by the third section where the author talks about cultivating a nonanxious presence. They are able to more easily study those around them and listen intentionally because they are not full of their own insecurities and agendas. What a great thing it is  to listen and "hear" because you are free of your own insecurities and agendas.

A great resource for every parent!

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Tyndale House.

Author Bio
Joseph Cavanaugh III
Joseph Cavanaugh III
Joe Cavanaugh III has lived his entire life in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his wife, Jaynee, have five sons and three grandchildren. From the time Joe was a young adult, he has been bivocational, working in the marketplace while serving in ministry. In his early twenties, Joe founded a retail electronics company and served as a house church pastor. Fifteen years later he started a Christ-centered twelve-step ministry for people in relational crisis. During his ten years as director, he ministered to over seven thousand people. He has impacted over three thousand other people through a discipleship ministry he developed. He also served as associate partner of the Gallup's Faith Practice division, for which he spoke to church leaders on four continents and throughout the United States. In 2009, Joe founded Ephesians 4 Leadership LLC, a ministry focused on equipping church leaders to equip other leaders for biblical discipleship.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to read this one. Great review! I so enjoy reading your reviews, they are superbly written!


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