The Power to Bless

How to Speak Life and Empower the People You Love

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The blessed life can be yours

Ever feel like something's holding you back, as if you lack an important key that could change everything? Is there someone you love who seems stuck? You'd like to help them, but how? What's missing?

Blessing. We all need a positive, faith-filled vision spoken over our lives.

Blessed people flourish by a power that transcends human talent or hard work. Their lives aren't shaped by shame or strife but by deep, inward security that fuels joy and fruitfulness.

With honesty and warmth, Alan Wright shares his inspiring journey from craving blessing to living the blessed life. The absence of his father's affirmation left him striving to prove his worth until he grasped the most powerful blessing in the Old Testament. In the mysterious, ancient blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh, he learned how to receive blessing and how to impart it to others.

You can too!

With biblical insight and practical wisdom, The Power to Bless shows you how to craft a positive, faith-filled blessing. By learning a few simple, biblical skills for imparting life-changing blessings, you'll be more spiritually blessed than you'd ever imagined, and you'll be equipped with the power to bless the people you love.


"If you want to change words of death to words of life, this book will help."--from the foreword by Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages

"Blessing isn't a reward for productivity but the fuel for it. This book will not only inspire you but give practical instructions to speak a blessing over others. I recommend it!"--Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times bestselling author; host of the nationally syndicated The Eric Metaxas Radio Show

"What a wonderful and refreshing book!  If you've ever struggled with shame, pretense, loneliness, or drift (and I do), get ready to be blessed and to bless others."--Steve Brown, radio teacher; seminary professor; author of numerous books, including Talk the Walk

"I'm thrilled that Alan Wright is putting this great truth of blessing in the context of the gospel. Understanding the privilege we're given to put words to the truth of Jesus's finished work is so life-giving."--Dudley Hall, popular conference speaker; author of numerous books, including Grace Works

"In a season when so many people crave life-giving words, Alan's book is a call to speak blessing and watch as lives change."--Josh Surratt, lead pastor, Seacoast Church, Mount Pleasant, SC

"Every spouse, parent, teacher, boss, and coach needs to read this book."--Stu Epperson Jr., author of Last Words of Jesus; president and host, The Truth Network


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"Want to be blessed? Many of us believe if we work hard and succeed, we will be. But my friend Alan Wright explains how that's totally backwards! The blessing isn't a reward for productivity but the fuel for it. This book will not only inspire you but give practical instructions to speak a blessing over others. I recommend it!"

Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times bestselling author; host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show

"What a wonderful and refreshing book! Not only will this book offer a practical and powerful way to give blessing to others, it will bless you. If you've ever struggled with shame, pretense, loneliness, or drift (and I do), get ready to be blessed and to bless others."

Steve Brown, radio teacher; seminary professor; author of numerous books, including Talk the Walk

"I'm thrilled that Alan Wright is putting this great truth of blessing in the context of the gospel. Understanding the privilege we're given to put words to the truth of Jesus's finished work is so life-giving. We are blessed to be able to bless."

Dudley Hall, popular conference speaker; author of numerous books, including Grace Works

"In a season when so many people crave life-giving words, Alan's book is a call to speak blessing and watch as lives change. We are meant to give blessings, not just receive them, so let's begin speaking the words the world needs to hear."

Josh Surratt, lead pastor, Seacoast Church, Mount Pleasant, SC

"Every spouse, parent, teacher, boss, and coach needs to read this book. Yes, hurt people may hurt people, but Pastor Alan brilliantly shows us how blessed people bless people--by the transforming power of the gospel!"

Stu Epperson Jr., author of Last Words of Jesus; president and host, The Truth Network

"In the Bible there's a hidden principle that can be called 'blessing by association,' which is the reality of being verbally, prayerfully, and practically charged by others to succeed. It is far more powerful than merely wishing someone well. Pastor Alan unlocks this divine asset. Just as physical wealth or poverty is transferred from one generation to the next, spoken blessings can also transfer spiritual wealth to the next generation!" 

Rufus Smith, senior pastor, Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Memphis

"Alan is a creative communicator and storyteller for whom words are like paint colors on an artist's brush. He's insightful, funny, tender, and deep. This book fed my brain and my heart. Sometimes I found myself intellectually delighted while simultaneously tearing up. Alan helps us see and feel the power of blessing."

David Dwight, senior pastor, Hope Church, Richmond, VA; author of Start Here

"With so many people living through an epidemic of inferiority, one caused by a secular view of self instead of a biblical one, The Power to Bless solidifies the foundation on which we ought to stand. Alan Wright has given us an inspiring, accessible, and practical work to help us change our approach both to self and to others."

David Swanson, senior pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando; author of Everlasting Life and Learning to Be You

"Alan Wright's newest book, The Power to Bless, is a breath of fresh air for discouraged and disheartened people. His insight on the hidden potential residing in each person is the perfect prescription to inject new life and hope into weary hearts. You have a treasure hidden deep within you--a tangible glory to manifest God's divine purpose for your life."

Bishop J.C. Hash, senior pastor, St. Peter's World Outreach Center, Winston-Salem, NC; author of Listening Prayer

"If we can only learn to bless and empower others as this book teaches, we will see real changes happening in homes, churches, and the lives of those we love."

Sam Chelladurai, senior pastor, AFT Church, Chennai, India; Bible College founder


The Author

  1. Alan Wright

    Alan Wright

    Alan Wright is the senior pastor of Reynolda Church in North Carolina, a popular conference speaker, and the host of a daily 30-minute radio program syndicated on more than 400 stations, which encourages listeners through the good news of the gospel.

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