Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Review: Adopted for Life

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons."
Galations 4:4-6

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."
James 1:27

You might have noticed that over on the right side of the page I have a little section called currently reading. Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell D. Moore has been on there for a few weeks and just this week I finished reading it.

I don't think I could more heartily recommend this book! It was so good! It is very well-written as Moore weaves his own family's adoption story with the beautiful Gospel truths that we have been adopted as children of God.

This book is moving, encouraging, informative and most of all challenging. This is a book for everyone, not just those considering adoption. This is for the single person, young couples and parents, and those who are empty nesters or retired. He has so many practical ideas for how all of these categories of people can and should be involved in the care of orphans and their adoptions.

Please read this book! (I own it, so let me know if you want to borrow it).


Michelle said...

I am now reading that book--loving it so far!

H Wagner said...

I'd love to borrow it! Thanks for the review.

Gracie said...

@Michelle- so glad you are reading it!

@Hallie- will bring it to church sometime soon.