The gospel of Jesus Christ—the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family—means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world.
Russell D. Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. He shows that adoption is not just about couples who want children—or who want more children. It is about an entire culture within the church, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself.
I thought this audio would be a lot more interesting, especially as it claims to be a book for everyone, and not just people going through the adoption process. However it has not come across that way to me at all.
I was surprised that there was so much practical advice, as the author says that everything changes quickly in that respect, so there would be no point including practical 'how to' bits. To me that's mostly what this book contains.
Although on the whole the author narrates his book very well, I did at times find his attitude partronising and sensationalist. However, I did enjoy hearing about the journey him and his wife have taken into adoption, which has been shared very openly.
This is definitely a very helpful book for those considering adoption and for friends and family too.
Thanks to christianaudio.com reviewers program for the copy of this audiobook.
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If you are thinking about, interested in, or at all curious about adoption, this is a wonderful book to read!
If you are thinking about adoption, in the process of adoption, know someone who wants to adopt, know someone who struggles with infertility, or are praying for someone who is adopting you need to listen or read this book. My husband and I also struggled with infertility and still are, And as a believer in Jesus Christ Russell Moore pinpoints every feeling that we have had so far.
I appreciated this book very much. some very thoughtful and thought provoking material. Author seems a bit prideful in his tone and choice of wording sometimes, but that's a small thing to overlook. This is DEFINITELY a message that our churches need to hear.
This book does a wonderful job of explaining the theological importance of adoption as well as the practical ones. And provides much encouragement and guidance to those seeking to adopt.
This was great for my wife and I who are planning on adopting. Great book
What an enlightening, eye-opening book! My eyes have been opened, and my heart is ready and excited to begin this journey of adoption.
I have been recommending this book to every Christian I know. This book is so eye opening, has so many teachable and convicting words it should be read by everyone. If you've never thought of adoption or if you are thinking about it, please read this.
I really enjoyed the content of this book. it has really encouraged me as my husband and I are going through the process of adoption now. I really enjoyed the rich Biblical views with all the comparisons and also the practical suggestions as well.
My husband and I have been thinking and praying about adoption. We recently met up with some friends who adopted a little girl from Europe. They recommended this book to us and I am so very glad they did. I have been so encouraged listening to this book. I am looking forward to the possibility/ hope of expanding our family through adoption!
Would recommend this book to everyone. It's not just for those that want to adopt.