Love fiercely as He loves you.”
—Mother of adopted & foster children
Are you a mother facing the chaos of adoption in your family?
Do you feel alone and overwhelmed with the struggle of adoption?
Or are you considering adoption and wondering if you can do it?
This remarkable book will give you
• Clarity about your doubts
• Light for the journey
• Helpful principles
• Hope in your struggles
• Comfort from those with similar experiences
• Peace in the hard times
Hope for the Adoption Journey, compiled by Katherine Piper, features the heartrending stories of twenty-eight women from very different circumstances who have adopted and fostered children, both domestic and international, of various ages and backgrounds, with a wide range of needs—and who have endured to share their joy. All profits will be used to help prospective adoptive parents bring their children home.
(My thoughts on this book: It is a sad and yet hope-filled book. I am happy to have read about people who are giving their lives to raise children who need love and family. I recommend it for 13 or 15 up, with 4 and 1/2 stars. I hope to review this soon!)
After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother-in-law, Aggie is stunned to find herself the sole guardian of their eight lively children. If learning basic parenting skills wasn’t complicated enough, she
must also battle the children’s half-crazed grandmother, survive a massive remodeling project, and navigate the waters of new friendships—alone.
She has little experience with children and none with housekeeping, and it shows. What she has going for her is grit, a double dose of determination, and the confidence that this is exactly where the Lord wants her to be. With an unlimited P-mail account and enough hymns to keep her spirits bolstered, she tackles one catastrophe after another.
It seems like nothing Aggie does is right, but ready or not, here she comes!
Through the Tunnel
Bound: Two Broken Souls. One Journey
Levi thought he was making this journey alone. But when he meets an eight-year-old girl at the train station, that plan is turned on its head.
Casey is running away and finds out that Levi is too. They decide to journey together and their lives are suddenly bound together in a journey they will not soon forget.
Both children come from abusive situations and are
running from the dangers of their previous life. Levi is confident he can handle this on his own, but when Casey is injured on the journey, he must seek help from the first person that comes into his path, or rather people. Mr. and Mrs. Bellworth are simple farm folk with a heart for kids and a passion for serving God. When their unconditional love and gentle care surrounds Levi and Casey, the troubles of their previous lives melt away and they start to flourish. But when Casey is dragged back into the abusive world she came from, the emotional trauma, pain and distrust resurfaces. Will they be forever bound by their past? Or will God answer their prayers?
Journey to Love
While things appear to transition smoothly on the outside, Marie struggles against the turmoil she faces on the inside. She sees something in the Bowles and her new friends that she had never experienced before…but should she trust what the preacher is teaching when it goes against everything she had accepted as truth? Is God really a God of love? If He is, then is Marie willing to accept it?
Follow Marie as she begins the journey to love.
Recommended for ages 10-13, suitable for all ages.
(My thoughts on this book: Umm, I loved it but it’s been a while since I read it! I plan on rereading it soon! 13 down, with 4 and 1/2 stars . . . I’ll post a review soon.)
If you saw these books in a store would you buy them? Don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY under the picture linked to Rebekah’s post!