Book Review: Adopted for Life

Adopted for Life is a wonderfully biblical-based book about adopting children, supporting people who feel called to adopt children, and being adopted into the family of Christ.

“Adoption is not just about couples who want children – or who want more children. Adoption is about an entire culture within our churches, a culture that sees adoption as part of our Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself.” -pg. 19

I read this book because my husband and I are currently in the process of adoption. However, this book has done more than encourage me in what we are doing. This book has challenged me to truly embrace what adoption is, “…adoption isn’t charity – it’s war” (pg. 18).

When we are adopting children, we are embracing the Great Commission mandate and spreading the gospel. We are bringing children into Christ-centered homes where they are going to hear about Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross.

“If you are in Christ, you’re called to be involved in this project somehow. That doesn’t mean, though, that your family, personally, is equipped to adopt a child right now. I suspect, though, that there are far more people out there, maybe you, who could adopt but who simply haven’t thought about it. What would it hurt to ask the Spirit to show you if you’re to image God through adoption?” -pg. 111

It is my prayer that more Christians who embrace this wonderful gift and opportunity to share the gospel to children from all around the world and expand our families at the same time.

This is an amazing and compelling book that I would highly recommend to any Christian!


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