"I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live." - Deuteronomy 30:19 "I awoke with a knife at my throat. 'Why did you make me born?' my son said angrily. 'Don't you know I don't want to be here?' How does a mother answer that? I railed in pain and frustration-How can the Lord allow this to go on? Why bring me to life only to live with this? My son is completely tormented; I am in shambles. Where is the glory for God in that?" - from Ivy's story, page 297 Both blessings and curses are biblical realities! While we prefer to dwell on blessings, honesty compels us to admit that curses are every bit as much a part of biblical reality. Accordingly, this book aims to answer three questions: - What are blessings and curses? What do they look likeand where do they come from? - How are they passed on from one generation to the next? - What are the provisions God has made in Christ to break the power of the curse and replace it with the blessing? Filled with numerous true storeis of redemption and hope, Blessings & Curses: The Key to Lasting Change illustrates how much Jesus delivers us from the power of the curse and restores us to the promised blessings of God. John VIsser is the Senior Pastor of the 750-member Maranatha Church in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. In addition to his various pastoral duties, he carries on an extensive counselling ministry, designed to help people discover and live out the freedom of life in Christ. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children and six grandchildren.