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Born into Death but Adopted for Life

This afternoon I finally had the opportunity to sit down and finish Russell Moore’s excellent book, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches.

It was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I recommend it to everyone. It will change the way you think about adoption. Throughout the book Dr. Moore connected adoption with the gospel. Adoption is all about the gospel. Notice how he closes his book:

“The reality, though, is that in most ways parenting is parenting, and growing up is growing up. It’s always hard. Some unique challenges go along with adoption – challenges related to finding a sense of belonging, to discipline and discipleship, to answering questions about origins. Count these as all joy. They point all of us – not just kids who were adopted – to the gospel. The gospel welcomes us and receives us as loved children. The gospel disciplines us and prepares us for eternity as heirs. The gospel speaks truth to us and shows us our misery in Adam and our glory in Christ. The gospel shows us that we were born into death and then shows us, by free grace, that we’re adopted for life.” (p. 214)

Seriously, I strongly recommend that you read this book. You are welcome to borrow my copy of the book if you like. Just ask.

Other Posts from the Adopted for Life series:

  1. Our Birth Father Has Fangs
  2. Develop an Orphan-Protecting Culture
  3. All of Us Are Called to Remember the Fatherless
  4. Adoption and Communion
  5. Born into Death but Adopted for Life