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Twice Adopted: An Important Social Commentator Speaks to the Cultural Ailments Threatening America Today
Michael Reagan’s life is much more than just an interesting story. It is a testimony of how Christ allowed him to find healing from many of the issues that confront our culture today, such as sexual abuse, divorce, loneliness, the feeling of rejection, and the belief that God does not care about us. Michael Reagan’s first adoption gave him an identity, but he did not find...more
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by B&H Books
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This book wasn't what I expected it to be. I was expecting more of a book about him finding God and his journey through life. Now don't get me wrong...it did explain how he found God and became the man he is today...however the end of each chapter had a list of points on how to raise your children/teach your children/etc. I almost felt like I was reading a self help book. Since I don't have kids of my own, it didn't really appeal to me. I felt like I didn't really get into the book until the las...more
Good book - insights on the Reagans and how they came to adopt Ron. Ron is a Christian, thus adopted twice. By the Reagans and by Christ. Met Reagan 4 years ago at a political gathering where he was the featured speaker. Excellent speaker. He autographed the book for Shari and myself.
There are certain experiences that you go through that make you feel completely alone, and like no one good, decent, or normal could ever possibly understand. I didn't go through all of the same ones that Michael Reagan did, but he writes about the pain and the anguish and the subsequent struggle to relate to God with brutal honesty and openness. That anchoring feeling of "You're not alone, other people have gone through this and survived" is an incredible balm. Another one I cried through.