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- Print Length: 232 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Books (8 April 2009)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B002DYMAZ4
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Adopted for Life (Foreword by C. J. Mahaney): The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches Kindle Edition
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"Adopted for Life" is a gift to anyone who was adopted (helpfully described as a "Past-Tense Verb" in chapter 8), to anyone who has, is, or is considering adopting, as well as to anyone who wants to learn more about adoption (whether you're interested or have friends/family who are). Moore's approach to the topic is biographical (he and his wife adopted two children from Russia) and pastoral (both in terms of offering helpful advice and in showing how adoption reflects a greater reality).
"Adopted for Life" is real. Moore addresses the highs and lows of adoption. He offers practical wisdom that we were pleasantly surprised to discover meshed quite well with much of what our case worker taught us in our recent home study. It is clear that Moore is not only personally experienced, but that he did his homework for this project. He addresses challenging questions that couples pursuing will face head on (e.g., Chapter 4, "Don't You Want Your Own Kids?"). He also offers a wonderful perspective on the seemingly never-ending process of paperwork and the issues that accompany racial and health concerns.
"Adopted for Life" is a must read. Whether you're a Christian or not, Moore's counsel is practical and sound. If you're a Christian, however, you should take the time to read this book, regardless of whether you're personally interested in adoption. You may find that this book encourages you to pursue adoption or it may be the encouragement you need to get involved in other practical ways.
(As a side note, my wife and I listened to the audio version of this book together while following along in our eBooks. I personally loved listening to this book because it is narrated by Moore himself, which added to the authenticity of the emotion that was undoubtedly poured into this book. Therefore, I want to recommend both the book and its audio version!)
Over-all, I thought this was an informative and interesting read, but I felt like it also lacked a lot of meat that I desired. I wanted it to be less about how we are adopted through Christ (which seems like basic knowledge and like it could be covered in one chapter), and more about practical steps to take to truly focus people's hearts and minds, and churches as a whole, towards supporting and participating in adoption.