Know Orphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology - eBook
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Vendor: New Hope Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
Rick Morton is the father of three transnational adopted children and coauthor of the popular book Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care. His dedication to the plight of orphans extends beyond his own family. The Mortons were cofounders of Promise 139, an international orphan-hosting ministry based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. An inspiring speaker for the gospel to be expressed by the church living out Gods heart for the fatherless, Rick presents at adoption and orphan-care conferences and pastors conferences. Rick and his family live in the Greater Memphis area.
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AnonymousChicago, ILAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The Church's Call to Care for the VulnerableApril 20, 2014AnonymousChicago, ILAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In KnowOrphans, we find an impassioned, well articulated, and compelling invitation to the global Church to lead the growing response to orphan-care. Author Rick Morton walks the reader through a systematic approach to engaging in orphan-care. The first step is understanding individual commitment in the orphan-care movement and the collective power of the Church to impact millions of children around the world. Morton offers many helpful avenues to educate self and others regarding the complexities involved in the orphan-care movement, emphasizing practical ways to cultivate a deeper understanding of the Biblical mandate to care for the vulnerable (i.e., orphans, widows, sojourners). What I found particularly helpful is Morton's firsthand insights into the process of navigating international (transnational) adoption and preparing for the social/emotional transitions that often occur in adoption-blended families.
Some may be quick to dismiss KnowOrphans and the topic of orphan-care to "those who want to_" (adopt, sponsor a child, etc.). If you fall in that camp I say you are missing the point. KnowOrphans is as much about orphan-care education as it is about actual engagement. The challenge presented to join the orphan-care movement is presented to EVERY readerÃ¢â¬âbut especially to those who follow the Christian faith. While the author clearly affirms that not everyone is called to adopt, the thread of orphan-care theology is woven beautifully throughout this narrative emphasizing the Church's direct responsibility care for the poor and vulnerable.
Morton dispels the myth that adoption is the only response to orphan-care, pointing to many paths to engage and address the issue in practical ways that directly impact and improve the quality of life and opportunities for vulnerable children. One of those ways is through sponsorships. While my husband and I are not in a place (yet) to pursue adoption, we sponsor several children around the world through the following relief agencies: World Vision, The SOLD Project, Invisible Children, and Compassion International. Through a monthly commitment, we know our financial partnership provides many vulnerable children access to education, shelter, nutrition, medication, family support, and protection from human trafficking.
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.)
i blog 4 books4 Stars Out Of 5Practical Guide for Orphan CareApril 17, 2014i blog 4 booksKnow Orphans is a great follow up to Orphanology, a collaboration between Tony Merida and Rick Morton. Where Orphanology gives readers the "theology" behind orphan care, Know Orphans gives practical steps that individuals and churches can take to put this theology into action.
This book is both informative and a great encouragement to do something. Rick shares from his personal experiences, which adds a great personal touch to the book. I also appreciated that he goes beyond simply talking about adoption, which is what most people think of when they think of orphan care. I also appreciated the emphasis on the church's role in leading this movement.
Know Orphans is highly recommended to anyone seeking to follow God's commands for taking care of the least of these. [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from New Hope Publishers through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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