At the top of the list, recommended by Jedd Medefind on Christianity Today: Adopted for Life. Author Russell D. Moore points out the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God's family. And, since we are adopted by God, 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-level, 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 the church, 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. There are millions of orphans in Russia who have little or no chance for adoption. Pray for that situation to change!
Check out Christianity Today's top five books on adoption.
Thinking of adopting an older orphan? Learn about opportunity to host a Latvian or Ukrainian orphan this Christmas... and perhaps adopt the child.