Thursday, April 30, 2009

Adopted for Life - Book Recommendation

By: Dr. Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology at SBTS & Preaching Pastor at Highview Baptist Church

“This book is for all who have been adopted by God. With remarkable narrative flow Russell Moore illumines the beauty and wonder of our adoption in Christ and its profound and necessary implications for orphan care and the earthly practice of adoption. If you want to deepen your worship of the God who adopts and who has revealed himself to be a ‘Father to the fatherless,’ Adopted for Life will serve you exceptionally well.” -Dan Cruver, Director of Together for Adoption
"...there has never been a book that puts the adoption of children so clearly within the context of the Gospel of Christ. Adopted for Life is one of the most compelling books I have ever read — both deeply touching and richly theological. You will never look at adoption or the Gospel in quite the same way after reading this book. How could the church have been missing this for so long?” -R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of SBTS
“Russell Moore helps all believers through his very honest, transparent, and theologically enriched book to see the gospel and reality of Christ through a very fresh lens called adoption..." -Paul Pennington, Executive Director of Hope for Orphans
“Russell Moore reminds us in his powerful book, Adopted for Life, that the true Christian family reaches far beyond the biological. The poignant tale of the adoption of two Russian orphans by he and his wife Maria grows into a metaphor of Christian salvation. This book offers both practical advice and courage to every couple considering adoption. For all readers, it shows how the act of adoption actually reveals core truths about the Gospel of Christ.” -Allan Carlson, President of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society
“Russell Moore has out of personal experience and with biblical accuracy produced in this work an understanding of God’s purposes in adoption and its connection with gospel compassion. Every pastor should consider the responsibility he has in making adoption a priority for the church as a viable representation of gospel doctrine of adoption.” -John MacArthur, Pastor of Grace Community Church


Stephanie Robertson said...

on your heart??

jennypen said...

Hmmm...think it applies to "1/2 Christian Families?"

Joking aside, looks interesting!

GloryandGrace said...

I don't know when it hasn't been on my heart, Stef :)

Kenny and Jana said...

It's a good book....I'm about half of the way through it! :)