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Dan Cruver and his co-authors are convinced that if Christians learn to first think about their adoption by God, and only then about the adoption of children, they will enjoy deeper communion with the God who is love, and experience greater missional engagement with the pain and suffering of this world. That's what this book is about. What the orphan, the stranger, and the marginalized in our world need most is churches that are filled with Christians who live daily in the reality of God's delight in them. Reclaiming Adoption can transform the way you view and live in this world for the glory of God and the good of our world's most needy.
Number of Pages: 108
Vendor: Cruciform Press
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 7.8 X 5 (inches)|
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RedbootsToronto, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book really ministered to meApril 6, 2011RedbootsToronto, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I highly recommend this book. I have always struggled with really knowing the Father's love due to earthly father issues. I knew it on paper but not at a deep rubber-meets-the-road level. The Lord used this book to minister the truth of adoption - that Father God has redeemed us in order to adopt us. Meditating on my adoption in Christ has helped me understand and know how much the Father loves me and wants me.
Cruciform Press wants to produce books that are short and clear. There is so much that is said in this little book that I had to read it about 4 times to really begin to grab what was being taught. Not a bad thing as each time I read it, I got more out of it, but in certain parts I wished the author had expanded the ideas a bit more. That said, I now want to do a Bible study on adoption to keep drinking from this well of truth.
The statement that resonated with me the most was in the first chapter, page 18: "I believe that a biblical understanding of God's Fatherhood will cause us to be better able to look outside ourselves in service to others. If we are not confident of his love, our eyes will turn inward, and our primary conerns will be our needs, our lack, our disappointment, rather than the needs of those around us. As a result, we'll be afraid to take risks or do the hard things even if they are necessary."