A Place Called Blessing is a book called great!
When I first started reading this book, I was expecting a story about a boy who needed a family to love him and help him overcome his past. I assumed that meant this boy would be adopted or somehow taken in as a young child and raised in a good home. Instead, this boy, Josh, aged out of the system and had to fend for himself.
Josh was homeless for a while and eventually found steady employment. He rented a garage apartment from a family. This family was a widowed woman and her adult son who was in remission from cancer. Again, this was not the kind of family I expected; however blessings do not always come wrapped in neat little packages tied with a bow. This family showed kindness to Josh and was an example of what family can be like. They demonstrated what real love is. It is only when the truth of the past surfaces do we learned how deep that love is.
This is a great story, and a great inspiration to become a blessing to others. For some, that means helping children while for others that means helping adults. Either way, we can all be a blessing even in tough circumstances.
Thomas Nelson has provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.