Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Know Orphans by Rick Morton REVIEW

KnowOrphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology

The global orphan crisis is complex. The church's response should be comprehensive, but is it? In this provocative follow-up to Orphanology, author Rick Morton provides the framework for families and churches to have a gospel-centered response to the growing global issue of orphan care. KnowOrphans addresses three distinct areas associated with global orphanology. Delving deeper into the criticisms of the movement, the need for reform, and what families can expect, author Rick Morton helps shape realistic perceptions of the challenges and rewards adoptive parents face in transnational adoptions. Through illuminating the work internationally adoptive families can expect, KnowOrphans offers solutions for the church in remedying the ills and deficiencies surrounding the church's role in equipping and supporting families before, during, and after the adoption process. Knowing that the church's response and attitude should be one that goes beyond adoption, KnowOrphans also addresses the complexities of how Christians are to respond ethically, compassionately, and comprehensively to the biblical call to care for orphans. KnowOrphans is the next step in conversation as this evangelically based movement of orphan care matures and begins to live out James 1:27 globally.

Reading a book like this about orphans reminds us that there are still problems in the world outside of our own life and the lives of people we know as well as in the news. Reading this for me, reminds me that I want to help out in any way I can. That there there are still kids in our country, along with other countries where kids young and older still need homes and a family to love and care for them. This book is especially a good book/guide for those who want to adopt or know of someone wanting to adopt. I read a book a while back called Little Princess. This book isn't a guide to adopting but it his account about going to another country and working at an orphanage. I highly recommend both of these reads as they are both eye opening, inspiring, and educational. 

                                                                   I received this book for review from Litfuse Publicity Group

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