Dr. John Trent, best known for his million-copy seller The Blessing, is president of StrongFamilies.com and founder of The Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College. John is a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of more than twenty books, including six books for children. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs and leads The Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and StrongFamilies.com. John and his wife of 30 years, Cindy, have two grown daughters and live in Arizona.

Abandoned by his alcoholic father at an early age, John Trent had no idea what it would be like to be a part of a healthy family. He hated his father and carried the wounds of resentment for years. Then he encountered God’s love and his life was never same. Since then he has dedicated his life to encouraging change in individuals, building strong families, supporting marriages, and helping people see the value of blessing.