Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care

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New Hope Publishers #ad - You’ll see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must. Along with their families’ adoption stories, Merida and Morton give steps for action and features on churches doing orphan ministry, faith-based children’s homes, orphan-hosting groups, and other resources. Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement that’s engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and “functionally parentless” children.

Discover how to - adopt; - assist orphans in transition; - engage in foster care; - partner with faith-based fostering agencies; - become orphan hosts. The book empowers: - churches―to plan preaching, ministering, teaching, funding adoption, missions, supporting orphans; - individuals and families―to overcome challenges and uncertainties; - every believer―to gain insights to help orphans in numerous ways.

Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care #ad - Heartwarming, personal stories and vivid illustrations from a growing network of families, churches, and organizations that cross culture show how to respond to God’s mandate.

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Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches Updated and Expanded Edition

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Crossway #ad - He shows that adoption is not just about couples who have struggled to have children. The doctrine of adoption―god’s decision to adopt sinful men and women into his family―stands at the heart of Christianity. Rather, it’s 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.

In light of this, christians’ efforts to adopt beautifully illustrate the truth of the gospel. In this popular-level and practical manifesto, Russell Moore encourages Christians to adopt children and to help other Christian families to do the same.

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Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting

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B&H Books #ad - In reality, most of the 153 million orphaned and vulnerable children in the world do not need to be adopted, and not everyone needs to become an adoptive parent. Based on his own personal journey toward pure religion, Johnny Carr moves readers from talking about global orphan care to actually doing something about it in Orphan Justice.

Today• examines new data on the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children• connects “liberal issues” together as critical aspects or orphan care• discovers the role of the church worldwide in meeting these needs• develops a tangible, sustainable action plan using worldwide partnerships• fleshes out the why, what, and how of global orphan care• offers practical steps to getting involved and making a difference .

Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting #ad - Too often, we only discuss or theologize the issues, relegating the responsibility to governments. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Combining biblical truth with the latest research, this inspiring book:  • investigates the orphan care and adoption movement in the U. S. Christians are clearly called to care for orphans, a group so close to the heart of Jesus.

However,  there are other very important ways to help beyond adoption. Indeed, caring for orphaned and vulnerable children requires us to care about related issues from child trafficking and HIV/AIDS to racism and poverty.

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Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel

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Credo House Publishers #ad - Discounts apply. Foster parents face a unique set of circumstances and experience a wide array of emotions that few can relate to. There is no textbook on how to be a foster parent, no formula, no simple three-step guide. But there is hope—in God’s capacity to bring great beauty out of tragic brokenness.

Reframing foster care is a collection of reflections on the foster parenting journey designed to help you do just that—find hope—and to remind you that your work is worth it and you are not alone. For bulk orders of 10 or more books, visit www. Reframingfostercare. Com. This is the gospel—the lens through which you can filter your foster parenting journey and ultimately find the strength, motivation, and courage you need to be sustained along the way.

Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel #ad - This multi-faceted book can be read alone or used as a group support resource. Their journey is one of equal parts beauty and brokenness, joy and heartache, excitement and exhaustion. Every chapter includes: personal reflection questions group discussion guides Plan of action exercises Real-life stories Inspirational quotes Whether your foster parenting journey has just begun or you’ve been on the road for quite some time, challenge, we pray this book can encourage, and inspire you along the way.

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The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - An extremely useful parenting handbook. I. Strongly recommended. Library journal starred review""A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike. Thomas atwood, president and ceo, gentle, national council for Adoption"The Connected Child provides the parents of adopted at risk children easy to follow practical advice on how to handle behavior problems in a calm, effective manner.

Temple grandin, author,  the way i see it,  The Autistic BrainThe adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families. Melissa fay greene, author of there is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children.

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family #ad - Truly outstanding. Donaldson adoption institute"the connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions:  place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, saying, in effect,   'Calm down, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.

The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Purvis and cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat.

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Everyone Can Do Something: A Field Guide for Strategically Rallying Your Church Around the Orphaned and Vulnerable

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Credo House Publishers #ad - In it you will discover how to: clarify your message make the problem relatable connect people into a community of support Develop a strategic plan Use existing discipleship mechanisms in your church Chart a clear path of ministry “next steps” Plan and promote events …and so much more! Whether you are launching a new foster care, adoption or orphan care ministry or leading an existing one, you’ll discover the principles you need to take the next best steps for your church, your ministry and the families and children you are serving.

The questions are not “can” you or “should” you, but “how” can you and “what” does that need to look like?That’s what this book is about. Everyone can do something is a strategic field-guide specifically designed to help your church rally around caring for the orphaned and vulnerable. Discounts apply.

Everyone Can Do Something: A Field Guide for Strategically Rallying Your Church Around the Orphaned and Vulnerable #ad - We’re not all called to do the same thing, but we are all capable of doing something!When it comes to serving the orphaned and vulnerable, this can be the mantra of your church and the foundation of the foster care, adoption and orphan care ministry you establish — everyone can do something! Your church has the ability to make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families.

For bulk orders of 10 or more books, visit www. Everyonecandosomethingbook. Com.

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KnowOrphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology

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New Hope Publishers #ad - 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.

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. 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.

KnowOrphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology #ad - Through illuminating the work internationally adoptive families can expect, during, KnowOrphans offers solutions for the church in remedying the ills and deficiencies surrounding the church’s role in equipping and supporting families before, 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.

The global orphan crisis is complex.

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Until Every Child Is Home: Why the Church Can and Must Care for Orphans

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Moody Publishers #ad - After catching the vision for this vital ministry, you’ll be ready to join them! Trying to convince people to do foster care or adoption can feel like just another daunting, impossible task. It’s hard enough to get volunteers for the nursery, meet dozens of families and churches who have experienced the transformative power of orphan care, much less volunteers to foster or adopt a child!But what if we’re thinking about it the wrong way? What if orphan care actually increases your church’s capacity to do ministry? What if this one ministry opens doors to many others? Discover how orphan care transforms 6 key aspects of your ministry, and learn how you can get involved even if you’re not ready to foster or adopt.

A wise and experienced guide, todd chipman offers practical direction on how local congregations can do better in our quest to care for those Jesus calls ‘the least of these my brothers. Russell moore, author of Adopted for LifeYour church is doing so much already.

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Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need

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Multnomah #ad - I could not put this book down. Ann voskamp,  author of one thousand giftswhile leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it "changed the trajectory of my life. Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith.

I am so moved. Let’s go. J. Usa today, daring them to make a difference in a world of urgent need, and ecpa bestseller • the author of Radical takes readers on a soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains,  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starting right where they live. Grippingly vulnerable and unforgettable.

Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need #ad - Worshipful. Downs, best-selling author of 100 days to brave and remember God“If you dare to read this book, you might just have an unexpected encounter with Jesus that leaves you weeping on the floor, as David’s experience did. D. Real. There are no other books like this one.

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God's Very Good Idea: A True Story of God's Delightfully Different Family Tales That Tell the Truth

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The Good Book Company #ad - It will also excite them about being part of church. This stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God's heavenly throne room shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God's very good idea through the saving work of Christ. God's very good idea is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other.

This book will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people.

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Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

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Moody Publishers #ad - Remember who you are and Who you are not, and rediscover the rest that comes from belonging to Him. Fighting back her own sense of restlessness and anxiety, milkweed, discovering a classroom full of forsythia, she finds herself immersed in the world outside, and a failed herb garden. Anchored in the teaching of jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace.

Moody. Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, ” Jesus invites us, “and you will find rest for your souls. So come. Learn humility from the lilies of the field and from the One who is humility Himself. Feeling worn thin? Come find rest. It’s a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life.

Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul #ad - And it’s in this setting that Hannah Anderson began her exploration of what it means to pursue a life of peace and humility. The blue ridge Parkway meanders through miles of rolling Virginia mountains. Lessons about soil preparation, and grapevine blights reveal the truth about our dependence on God, sour mulch, finding rest, and fighting discontentment.

Humble roots is part theology of incarnation and part stroll through the fields and forest.

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