The Blessing Effect, a youth-fiction novel that helps students and parents see how powerful, life-changing impacts occur when intentional kindness is put into action. In this story, Zack Towers reaches out to Joel, the most troubled and volatile kid at North Valley High School. When he does, Zack is surprised by a visit from an angel named Ashkah, who shows up just in time to provide supernatural insight and guidance. Ashkah equips Zack to be a “Blessing” to students who are desperately in need of acceptance, forgiveness and love. But the question remains… will Joel and other kids choose to receive the blessings that await?
PRAISE FOR THE BLESSING EFFECT
“After working many years in youth ministry and now as a Christian music songwriter, I have seen firsthand how words and stories can impact lives. This book provides an antidote to the bullying, violence, and pain. The Blessing Effect shows us that there are no limits when love is put into action.”
— Ethan Hulse, Grammy-nominated, award-winning songwriter“
“Behavioral sciences and scriptures reveal the trans-formative impact that can be achieved from kindness and caring. The Blessing Effect provides a pragmatic road map for combining acts of kindness and the power of the Holy Spirit. I look forward to seeing how this book will be used to bring about much-needed hope, healing, and restoration.”
—Dana W. Scannell, Ph.D., Organizational Psychologist and Instructor at UCLA Anderson School of Management
“After years leading youth ministry, and now as a men’s pastor, I’m excited about how The Blessing Effect will be a solid resource for our students and parents. God can use this story to help our kids become the difference makers.”
—Tim Lukei, men’s pastor at Mariners Church Irvine, CA
“As a father of four teenagers, The Blessing Effect vividly captures the challenges and fears this generation faces, as well as providing a powerful remedy through caring for, and engaging others with kindness. Robert puts the power of God, the power of prayer, and the power of encouragement to bring hope to others and ourselves on display.”
—Kyle Zimmerman, pastor Friends Church in Orange, CA
“As an art teacher in the Dallas public school system, I see a real need for my students to read The Blessing Effect. This timely and engrossing story needs to be shared today!”
—Cyndy Feasel, schoolteacher and author
“There is a contagious power that comes from those who put others first. The Blessing Effect teaches and encourages us to do just that. What a great way to bring more joy and purpose into the lives of others.”
—Greg Patton, collegiate, U.S. national and World Team Tennis head coach, motivational speaker
“I loved working with Robert Pozil on The Blessing Effect, which is a wonderful read for families with kids from grade school to high school.”
—Mike Yorkey, author
This Christian book shows the power that prayer can unleash when a teenager is attentive to the Holy Spirit. The Blessing Effect is great for parents and students in grade school, middle school, junior high and high school.
For more information about the author visit www.robertpozil.com
About the Author
Robert Pozil lives in Southern California with his wife, Sue. Robert is a husband, father, executive and author. Robert enjoys using his faith in Jesus for guidance to love and serve others. His first book, The Blessing Effect, shows students and parents the incredible life-changing power that can be unleashed by prayer, kindness and caring to those in need of acceptance. The aim of this youth-fiction novel is to encourage each of us to change the world… one soul and one heart at a time!