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Adopted for Life


We're reading this incredible book right now. It has been such an eye-opener for us to understand why adoption should be a priority for the Church and for Christian families. It's not only very well-written, it's a story from Russell Moore's own heart, as the father of two adopted sons from Russia. The book is "a stirring call to Christian families and churches to be a people who care for orphans, not just in word, but in deed.

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.

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 Christianity, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself."

We are praying about how we can better care for the orphans around us, a recurring theme that God has been showing us for months, and we would ask you to join us in prayer. We'll be keeping you posted as to how this will play out in our lives, but in the meantime, read the book. It's a life changer.

Comments

  1. Hmmm...that sounds really interesting. I'll have to see if I can get my hands on it. Thanks for the tip.
    Blessings,
    Shilo

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  2. You should check out www.showhope.org. It is the orphan care ministry that Steven Curtis Chapman and MaryBeth Chapman helped to found.

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  3. Might have to pick that one up... :)

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  4. My husband and I are fellow MV members, and serve in Tanzania. The title of this book caught my attention when I was looking at the various MV blogs....we are adoptive parents to 2 year old Benjamin, born in South Korea. We are also firm believers in adoption, and the call on all Christians to participate in some way to care for the orphans of the world..whether by adopting themselves, or providing care and support in other ways. I appreciate your heart for adoption as well...it is God's heart after all!!

    Tammy Millen
    MVI Tanzania, East Africa

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  5. So interesting. Sounds like a wonderful read!

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