Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Adopted for Life
I agreed to review Russell D. Moore's book, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches, because of my interest in pro-life issues. If we ask women in crisis pregnancy situations to bear their children, we should be willing to take those children into our own homes.
However, Moore's book is not a nuts and bolts book about adoption. Neither is it a recruiting manual for wanna-be adopters. In adopting two Russian boys a few years ago, Moore and his wife bring a tapestry of emotions and experiences to the table.
Moore weaves those experiences and emotions into our adoption as children of God, bringing a new vividness to those themes. He compares our adoption by God with bringing two little boys home from Russia, finding common themes in the situations.
Although Moore does include information on how to adopt if you feel God's leading, and the considerations involved in that decision, his insights into our spiritual adoption is worth the cost of the book alone.
This is a thoughtful book and one that will enrichen your walk with your heavenly Father. I highly recommend it.