Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches - Unabridged Audiobook on CD
Ive had my eye on Adopted for Life for some time now, and having been offered to review the audio book version by Christianaudio I can say that author Russell Moore has more than met my expectations.For the past two weeks Ive listened to the authors voice reading his own work warmly, with a depth and authenticity that his own journey through adoption has lent to his work. Ive wept tears into my dishwater as Ive let myself be absorbed by his thoughts, both theological and practical on the nature of adoption and its important to Christians.Our family has had a heart for adoption for sometime, but various circumstances in our life have temporarily (I hope) placed it outside of possibilities for our family. Its my prayer that God is only preparing our family for a time when we too can add children who are currently fatherless into our own household.Whether you are like us, or are wondering how to support and understand adoptive families in your church or family, are struggling with infertility, want to spearhead an adoption ministry in your church, or just want a clearer image of how physical adoptions mirror the spiritual reality of our own spiritual adoption then this is a book for you.Though only seven-hours in length, there is an immense wealth, breadth, and depth of information contained in this work you wont find agency recommendations or country-specific regulations here, those change too quickly, but you will find nearly everything else.Incredibly inspiring, incredibly moving, and incredibly convicting, Adopted for Life is a title I highly recommend for everyone, whether an adoption is imminent in their near future or not.
August 10, 2010
I thought this audio would be a lot more interesting, especially as it claims to be a book for everyone, and not just people going through the adoption process. However it has not come across that way to me at all. I was surprised that there was so much practical advice, as the author says that everything changes quickly in that respect, so there would be no point including practical how to bits. To me thats mostly what this book contains. Although on the whole the author narrates his book very well, I did at times find his attitude pratronising and sensationalist. However, I did enjoy hearing about the journey him and his wife have taken into adoption, which has been shared very openlyThis is definitely a very helpful book for those considering adoption and for friends and family too.Thanks to Christian audio reviewers program for the copy of this audiobook.
July 30, 2010