GOD'S CALL TO CARE FOR THE ORPHAN IS FOR ALL OF US. Becoming Home is for anyone who has wrestled with how to address the orphan crisis. Caring for orphans makes grace touchable. When Christians choose to adopt, foster, mentor, or support care for orphans around the globe, it reveals God's true character to the world like nothing else we can do. Becoming Home unpacks specific steps everyone can take to care for orphans in distress. Some of these steps are 'big' choices like fostering or adopting; some are simpler choices like supporting work abroad or mentoring a foster youth. But all are ways we can practically show love to orphans---not because of a sense of duty, guilt, or even idealism, but because we've first been loved by God. Becoming Home is part of the FRAMES series - short yet meaningful reads on the top issues facing us in today's complex culture. A new kind of book brought to you by Barna Group, to help you read less, and know more. To sign up for updates about FRAMES, see videos, and learn more about these products, visit www.BarnaFrames.com.
|Contributor(s)||Barna Group , Jedd Medefind|
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Barna Group is a visionary research and resource company located in Ventura, California. Started in 1984, Barna Group seeks to provide people with credible knowledge and clear thinking, enabling them to navigate a complex and changing culture. During its nearly three decades of work, Barna Group has carefully and strategically tracked the role of faith in America, developing one of the nation’s most comprehensive databases on spiritual indicators.
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Jedd Medefind serves as president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), which unites more than 140 respected Christian organizations to labor together and equip Christians for effective adoption, foster care and global orphan care ministry. Previously, Jedd led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which, as the Harvard Political Review describes, "“fundamentally changed the government’s strategy for improving the lives of the downtrodden.” He's written several books, including Upended: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World (Passio, 2012). Jedd and his wife, Rachel, love the great outdoors and live in California with their five children.
|Publish Date||Jan 7, 2014|
- Review by Cynthia
It is geared to explain the experience definitely from the American perspective with no Canadian content which was disappointing for me as a Canadian. Of course, this isn't a fault, but worth noting for anyone considering using the information in this book.
Through the book we follow the paths of adoptive parents and their heartaches & triumphs. The book addresses failed adoptions and disrupted adoption processes. It is clear that this is not an easy path nor road. It isn't to be taken lightly nor should it ever be considered as a second best path. In fact, it seems to call to Christians that we should embrace adoption as a means to practice our faith and the path that Jesus suggested for us. (Posted on 4/24/2014)