A stirring call to Christian families and churches to be a people who care for orphans, not just in word, but in deed.
The gospel of Jesus Christ—the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God's family—means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world.
Russell D. Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. He shows that adoption is not just about couples who want children—or who want more children. It is about an entire culture within evangelicalism, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself.
Moore, who adopted two boys from Russia and has spoken widely on the subject, writes for couples considering adoption, families who have adopted children, and pastors who wish to encourage adoption.
"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. God is working to bring revival and revolution to his church through orphan ministry, and this book is a must for those who will receive his invitation to consider a fatherless child or simply love them through missions."—Paul Pennington, Executive Director, Hope for Orphans.
About the Author
serves as dean of the School of Theology and senior vice president for academic administration of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served as the first executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement.
About the Product
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Books (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1581349115
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces.