Adopted for Life
The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches
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. Here you’ll find a practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families 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. Part of gospel work in itself.
Russell Moore and his wife Maria, who have adopted two boys from Russia, has spoken widely on this subject. He writes for couples considering adoption, families who have adopted children, and pastors who wish to encourage adoption.
“Russell Moore has given the church a God-centered, gospel-saturated, culturally-sensitive, mission-focused, desperately needed exploration of the priority and privilege of adoption. Readers will find themselves laughing on one page, crying on the next, and ultimately bowing before God thanking him for adopting them into his heavenly family and considering how to show his love to the fatherless on earth.” — David Platt, President, International Mission Board; author, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
“Adopted for Life is one of the most compelling books I have ever read—both deeply touching and richly theological. You will never look at adoption or the gospel in quite the same way after reading this book. How could the church have been missing this for so long?” — R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Personal, practical, and rich in theology, this book is a ‘must-read’ for anyone interested in adoption. Dr. Moore reveals the love of God through the redemptive beauty of adoption. Whether your interest is personal or church related, this book is for you.” — Kelly Rosati, Vice President for Community Outreach, Focus on the Family