Review Details

Adopted for Life

Product Review (submitted on July 19, 2010):
Paradigm Shifting! Read this book!

Whenever I read a book for the purpose of writing a review, I do some preliminary reading on the back cover and in the first few pages. While reading the blurbs on this book, I began to think that what was being said about the book was too much. Words like “compelling,” “powerful,” “wonderful,” “tremendous,” “incredible,” and “remarkable” were being used over and over again. I truly thought that these comments must be over the top. I could not have been more wrong. Turns out, they forgot to use a word—”phenomenal”. Dr. Russell Moore has written a phenomenal and worldview changing treatise on adoption for all of Christendom.

This book is a must read even if you are not considering adoption; after all, he tells us that not everyone is called to adopt just like not everyone is called to go on the mission field. But, just as we are all called to be a part of missions work, we are called to be a part of adoption. Every pastor must read this book. I dare say that anyone who calls upon the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior needs to read this book. Never before has the glory of the doctrine of adoption been laid out in such practical terms of the adoption of children. I personally believe this book is the beginning of a work of God to move His bride back toward a pure and undefiled religion (James 1:27). Evidence of this is his resolution On Adoption and Orphan Care that Dr. Russell Moore has submitted to the Resolutions Committee of the 2009 Southern Baptist Convention.

The audio is a pleasant surprise as Russell Moore narrates his own book. More often than not, this does not work so well, but his clarion voice is pleasant to the ear and his emotion as he recollects the past could not be duplicated.