The House of Hope: God's Love for the Abandoned Orphans of ChinaElisabeth GiffordMonarch Books / 2011 / Trade Paperback$7.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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BreesmomRiverside, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Full of Hope and InspirationFebruary 22, 2012BreesmomRiverside, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I am very fortunate to have receved this book, the House of Hope by Elizabeth Gifford. This is a truly inspirational book. It tells of Joyce and Robin Hill, who, at age fifty, changed their lives and made many children's lives happier and healthier by taking in sick children and starting a foster care program in their home.This project lead them to expand their project to a much bigger place where many more children could be cared for.
This book shows how God can use those who will make themselves available, how he will supply their needs, It shows that there is hope. It tells story after story about poor, abandoned, sick children who were cared for through this couple's vision and how many have been placed with adoptive families.
i enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to everyone. (less)
AlenaBellequeNorthern IllinoisAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing LoveDecember 11, 2011AlenaBellequeNorthern IllinoisAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This story is a very moving one, and I couldn't put it down. Robyn and Joyce Hill lead extraordinary lives, and because of their faith and devotion, thousands of Chinese babies are alive today who would otherwise have perished. What a legacy! I highly recommend this book to anyone with a heart for children, and for service to God.
Booklover105 Stars Out Of 5A Must-Read for AllNovember 23, 2011Booklover10Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book got me hooked from the name of the book and the picture on the cover to the book's description. The Hope Foster Home is a foster home that Robyn and Joyce Hill started so that they could take care of the abandoned orphans in China. Many of them were medically fragile babies that were abandoned because the child would most likely die without treatment. In fact, some were left to die and they would have had it not been for Robyn and Joyce following the Lord's leading and taking in these children and doing everything within their power to see that the children lived and even went to their forever homes.
Throughout the book, they share stories about different children. They share where they came from, how they came to the Hope Foster Home, what surgeries they needed, how the Lord provided, and in many cases, where they are today. It was a book that I couldn't put down because of many reasons. Adoption and taking care of ophans is very biblical and you can't help but see the love of Christ being played out in the lives of everyone at the House of Hope and the love they have for these children that have been left with no one.
It hasn't all been easy for Robyn and Joyce. They've had to sacrifice and fight for where they are now. They've overcome losses and trials, as well. But one thing they never doubted: God had a purpose for them in China and He was going to use them to carry it out.
This is a book to be enjoyed by everyone. It will make you fall in love with the children at Hope Foster Home and you will hop online to join their foundation and to become active with their mission. I'm sure of it! Oh, and 100% OF THE PROCEEDS OF THIS BOOK GO TO FUND THE WORK AT HOPE FOSTER HOME. HERE IS THE LINK TO THEIR SITE: http://www.hopefosterhome.com/
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.
Organic ShoesOklahoma City, OKAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5One Family Can Make A DifferenceNovember 22, 2011Organic ShoesOklahoma City, OKAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Everyday we hear the stories of the children left alone, children that nobody cares for because of circumstances that they were born into. Enter into the world of the Hill Family, who one day were living with all the comforts in the world and then were left heartbroken one moment while on a visit with their church. Vowing to not return until they knew how to make a difference in the children's lives they were completely unaware of the adventure God would be leading them on.
Robyn and Joyce Hill's lives were turned upside down and were introduced into a world of hurting children in search of a hug and someone to love them. The Hill's took it upon themselves to help care for the children of China and helping to find them medical care and to nurture and care for each child until they were able to be places on the adoption list and be placed with a forever family.
Gifford has put together an inspirational account of the Hill's journey and some of the kids they have met along the way who have gone on to find their forever families. The House of Hope will introduce you to an organization that is truly making a difference in the world every single day by caring for children, providing them with the lives they deserve and uniting families together. The Hill's have had the children of China places upon their hearts and have found away to really make a difference.
The House of Hope will give you a glimpse into what the Hill family is accomplishing and is a great book to read if you are considering international adoption and how all the children out there are simply looking for someone to love them.
I received this book complimentary Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
100% OF THE PROCEEDS OF THIS BOOK GO TO FUND THE WORK AT HOPE FOSTER HOME.
Christy Lockstein5 Stars Out Of 5Thought-provoking story of sacrifice and loveNovember 22, 2011Christy LocksteinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The House of Hope by Elisabeth Gifford is a moving story of one couple's decision to make a difference for the Lord. Robin and Joyce Hill were finishing their time living in Beijing, China and getting ready to move for his job when Joyce was struck with the conviction from God that they were to open a home for orphans who were too sick to be adopted and get them the care they need. A visit to an orphanage four years earlier had struck the couple's heart, but they were unsure how to help at first, but when Joyce came up with the idea for The House of Hope, Robin was quickly on board. They began by taking in one little girl into their dining room, and grew over ten years to care for over 1000 children, offering many of them the opportunity to find a "forever family" by getting them the operations they need to not just survive, but to really live. This is the story of the Hill's quest to save as many children as they can by treating each child as if he/she were their own. Gifford does a terrific job of portraying the loving and compassionate nature of the Hills by telling the story of individual children who would have died without their care. The stories are joyful, poignant, and thought provoking as readers will be compelled to consider how God could be calling them to act. Robin and Joyce Hill are my heroes, showing these children the face of God through incredible acts of sacrifice and love.