Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches
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.
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There are plenty of “how-to” books regarding adoption. There are plenty of books describing the great need for adoptive families felt by orphans all over the world. There are plenty of books examining the the ...more
Let me start off by saying that this book is good. I am unfamiliar with the author, Russell Moore, and this was the first book I read about adoption. There are many things I liked in this book but many things I didn't l ...more
My only concern, mentioned by others, was his seeming minimalizing of human culture in early chapters. Although he later talks about personality being formed by genetics, environment, and personal choice, in early chapters he seemed to suggest that adoptees (international, especially) not have exposure to their culture of origin following their adoption, because they were now grafted in to a new family culture. He based on the fac ...more
I'd highly suggest this book if you're considering adoption. it's totally reframed my understanding and beliefs about adoption.
Adopted for Life
Feb5 by theodidaktos
As promised, here is my book review of Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. I must admit… this is a harder book review to write because I listened to it. I don’t have pages to flip through to refer back to or quote from. However, I will do my best.
“Adoption is a great idea; it just isn’t for me.” Russell Moore refutes this idea clearly. If you are an obedient follower of Christ, you are such as ...more
I am truly grateful for Dr. Moore's passion and his ability to explain biblical adoption. It is easy to see why it is adoption is beautiful picture of our own adoption into Christ's family.
There's recently been a firestorm about the word “religion” and whether we should hate religion or embrace it. A day prior I had posted on that very topic (providence anyone? Religion: The New “Four-Letter” Word). My goal was to frame the conversation around what the Scripture says. James says,
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from be ...more
"As another Christian ethicist puts it, many of these technologies, such as IVF, result in an objectification of the body and of the child, turning our bodies into instruments rather than creatures. These technologies turn the child into a commodity rather than a gift. This is not simply a Christian concern, ... (other ...more
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but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons,
by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” --Romans 8:15
The paperwork is in order. We have been visited, called, chosen and bought with a price. The Spirit of adoption has been earnestly deposited. And yet it’s not complete. Christians are an adopted people, and a people longing for the completion of that adoption: “we groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemp ...more
Adoption isn't Plan B. It's part of THE Plan.
Some good points and stellar quotes. Some information is take it or leave it regarding advice on how you want to parent your adopted child after they are home.
Dr. Moore us ...more
Some parts of this book seem to biblicize the Moore family’s personal ...more
Dr. Moore earned a B.S. in history and political science from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also received the M.Div. in biblical studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, ...more