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Every night, as we tuck our six children into bed, we are asked, 'Can I have my blessing now?' As our babies grow up into young adults, they are continually reminded by their family blessing that they are loved by God, delighted in by their parents, and have a rich future awaiting them as followers of Christ. The tradition of a 'Family Blessing' as Rolf shares in this book, has become a priceless and vital part of our daily lives. --Kirk and Chelsea Cameron - Co-stars of the nationally syndicated hit, Growing Pains --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Rolf Garborg, a former missionary, is a respected veteran in the Inspirational and Gift publishing world. He has two grown children and five grandchildren and each one receives a daily blessing. He and his wife Mary live in Prior Lake, MN. He is currently an international publishing consultant.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Summerside Press; Slp Gift edition (April 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934770620
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934770627
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Boldog on July 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I read this book on a plane from Florida to Chicago, and it had an immediate impact on my family. I immediately went home and prayed with my kids the blessing that Rolf prayed over his children. After a few nights, my children started to ask me to bless them each night. With all the surrounds our children, we need to be praying over them daily. The book is very easy to read, and everything is laid out in a way that makes sense. I am so glad that I read this book, and I look forward to seeing how it changes the lives of my children. Dont miss out on this great opportunity to bless your family.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. McRae on April 9, 2009
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The Bible instructs all parents to help their children develop a relationship with the Lord. The Family Blessing gives simple steps for parents to take that will create a unique daily time with their kids that will have a lasting impact on their lives. By incorporating the simple Biblical practice of speaking a blessing on someone's life, you are reminding your children that they are loved by not only you but also by God. Even if you are not a parent, The Family Blessing will inspire you to speak a blessing and encouraging word to those around you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lollipops on June 12, 2010
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The Bible shows many instances when God blesses His people, or when fathers pass on blessings to their sons. Some pastors quote the familiar blessing from Numbers when church dismisses. `The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord cause His face to shine upon you...' and now, Mr. Garborg is suggesting that we take this idea and bless our children, grandchildren, and others.

To quote from the book: "The single most important concern we should have as parents should be the same primary concern Jesus has for us: We must make it our ultimate goal to help our children know and love God with all their hearts. How do we do that? One of the simplest and most powerful ways...is to give them a daily, concrete encounter with His power and favor by laying hands on them and speaking a blessing."

THE FAMILY BLESSING includes...

Guidelines and practical advice on getting started
Testimonies and stories from parents and children
Encouragement that builds bridges across generations
Spiritual enrichment as you call upon God to bless and be blessed

THE FAMILY BLESSING is a nonfiction book that is easy to read. Attractively bound in a hard cover edition with a satin ribbon to save your place, this book is sure to be one that is cherished and passed down from generation to generation. Ideal for giving as baby shower gifts. I wish I would have discovered this book when my own children were small. The author says it is never too early to start blessing your children, but I wonder if it is ever too late. I think this will be an idea I try to incorporate into our own family devotions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lori Kasbeer on November 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
In The Family Blessing, businessman and father Rolf Garborg invites parents to explore the transforming power of using those words and other biblical passages to bestow blessing on their children. He says: We must make it our ultimate goal to help our children know and love God with all their heart. How do we do that? One of the simplest and most powerful ways...is to give them a daily, concrete encounter with His power and favor by laying hands on them and speaking a blessing.

Rolf Garborg also covers--within his devotionals--what exactly is a blessing, four different types of blessings, and the benefits of blessings. He offers testimonies and stories from parents and children. In The Family Blessing Rolf Garborg brings to life:

May the Lord bless you and keep you!
May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you!
May the Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you peace!

This is a beautiful gift book to give someone for a baby shower, dedication or Baptism. It is a great tool to lead parents to pray these blessing over their sons, daughters, and/or grandchildren.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KmVictorian VINE VOICE on November 5, 2009
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"A simple parental act that will help your children feel loved and cherished" says the cover of "The Family Blessing" by Rolf Garborg.

The book deserves to be read by every parent. Garborg tells how through prayer, parents can improve and ensure their relationship with children of almost any age, even teens or adult "kids."

This is practical religion at its best. And after reading it, you might even want to buy a second copy to give to a friend, relative, or neighbor. It's that good!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Kendall on November 25, 2009
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Along with the Bible this is a MUST READ for all Parents and Grandparents !!
Wish that it had been in my Library fifty years ago.
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