I am sure that many of you are already aware of Adopted for Life by Russell Moore. It was published a few years ago and Husband promptly put it on his Christmas list, read it, loved it, and recommended it. I tend to hesitate on reading the books Husband does as they are often very thick in theology. That’s not a bad thing but it is often so over my head!
I have a friend who has been talking with me about adoption and I suddenly started thinking of this book. Husband found it for me and I have been absolutely loving it! I’m still in the beginning chapters, as it takes this momma awhile to get through a book, but I can confidently say it’s worth the read!
Throughout our adoption I’ve had many people, believers and non-believers alike, admire what we are doing by pursuing adoption. Let me assure you that any good you see in me, in us, is Christ! That’s where this book comes into play.
As Moore states in the first chapter: “Not everyone is called to adopt…But all of us have a stake in the adoption issue, because Jesus does. He is the one who tells us his Father is also “Father of the fatherless” (Ps. 68:5). He is the one who insists on calling “the least of these” his “brothers” (Matt 25:40) and who tells us that the first time we hear his voice, he will be asking us if we did the same.”
We, as believers, are not all called to adopt the fatherless. Yet, we are all called to respond in some fashion, think Biblically, and pray. This book is challenging my thinking and hopefully respond in a manner that will please our Father. If you’re interested in the book Monergism Books has made the forward and first chapter free to read here! When you get a few minutes, I would highly encourage you to take the time to read it. If you do, I’d love to hear your thoughts and responses to it as well!