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Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice

Adoption What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice Joseph of Nazareth was a good and honorable man The adoptive father of Jesus he stood by his wife and raised her son even when it appeared that she had betrayed him Such is the love of adoption But t

  • Title: Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice
  • Author: Russell D. Moore
  • ISBN: 9781433549915
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Joseph of Nazareth was a good and honorable man The adoptive father of Jesus, he stood by his wife and raised her son even when it appeared that she had betrayed him Such is the love of adoption But this love stands in stark contrast to what we see in our world today on demand abortion, unreported abuse, and widespread neglect.Adapted from Russell Moore s influential bJoseph of Nazareth was a good and honorable man The adoptive father of Jesus, he stood by his wife and raised her son even when it appeared that she had betrayed him Such is the love of adoption But this love stands in stark contrast to what we see in our world today on demand abortion, unreported abuse, and widespread neglect.Adapted from Russell Moore s influential book Adopted for Life The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches, this short volume calls Christians to seriously consider adoption for their own families and thus take a stand for children born and unborn.

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    About "Russell D. Moore"

    1. Russell D. Moore

      Russell D Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Ethics Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention s official entity assigned to address social, moral, and ethical concerns.Dr Moore earned a B.S in history and political science from the University of Southern Mississippi He also received the M.Div in biblical studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.He blogs frequently at his Moore to the Point website, and is the author or editor of five books, including Tempted and Tried Temptation and the Triumph of Christ, Adopted for Life The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches, and The Kingdom of Christ The New Evangelical Perspective In addition to these, Dr Moore is also the author of dozens of academic articles and essays within the field of systematic theology and Christian ethics He also serves as Senior Editor of Touchstone A Journal of Mere Christianity.

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    1. I love reading what Mr Moore says about adoption because he is pretty much a subject matter expert. The book is interesting in that it did make me think of Joseph in a new way and what challenges and joys he likely had.


    2. Bought Moore's larger Adopted For Life book and picked this up as an impulse buy at the same time. Haven't read the larger book yet but this one was excellent. Seems like a very good primer on God's attitude to adoption. With a large focus on Joseph. Would highly recommend.


    3. This book has a simple premise: to explain why adoption is something from the Christian worldview and scriptures and to show *why* it is counter-cultural. It's not a help guide to adopt and neither is it supposed to be. It's a wake-up call, a reminder, to the church that as we have been adopted so should we adopt as the Lord enables and leads.



    4. Moore's on point once again. I love the use of Joseph's example a springboard for this topic (he might be my favorite under-examined biblical figure). Beautifully done, and doxological, too.



    5. I humbly admit I have a bit of a bias when it comes to reading a book on the subject of adoption. You see my wife and I made the decision to adopt our daughter a little over three years ago despite the concerns posed by many, the questions we had about taking a pre-teen into our home to be our daughter, financial worries about the cost of the adoption process, among many other issues we wrestled with. One thing is certain and that is we were confident God had called us to adopt. Looking back, it [...]


    6. This was a short but really good book. Originally chapter 3 in Moore's larger bookAdopted for Life, it is a great primer for the subject of creating an adoption culture within our families and within our churches. At only 64 pages, this little booklet packs a punch, causing the reader to reflect on the forgotten half of the virgin birth, namely, Joseph's adoption of Jesus. Moore argues that not every person in the church is called to have six kids, nor is every family called to adopt, but that d [...]


    7. Crossway is releasing a new booklet by Russell Moore based on his book, Adopted for Life. In it, Moore makes the same case that he does in his earlier work but presents in in 60 pages as opposed to a couple of hundred, making this important work on this important topic that much more accessible.Moore does a great job of giving a reasoned and forceful plea for Christians to care for the fatherless. Moore is not naïve enough to believe that everyone is called or capable of adoption, but he defini [...]


    8. Good booklet that had a lot of information and viewpoints that I hadn't heard yet. Russell Moore is of course among the leaders in Christian adoption/orphan care ministry and this was my first time reading him myself. I know I'll do so again. The theme of Joseph is compelling and ties the chapters together however loosely. You never really stop to think about Jesus Himself being adopted and what that would have meant for Joseph, but it was a critical part to God's overall plan. The subtitle for [...]


    9. This book was not at all what I expected. I read from another review that this is supposed to be an excerpt from a larger book and after reading this, I don't know if I could read the whole book. I was drawn to this booklet thinking it would speak more of Joseph's role in the adoption of Jesus, however it turned out to be a booklet filled with the author's very opinionated views on abortion, Planned Parenthood and adoption on the church. I have not come away feeling a need to adopt, but wonderin [...]


    10. I absolutely loved this short book that briefly examines the theology of adoption that permeates the entire Bible but especially in the story of Joseph, the adoptive father of the Messiah. One of the great principles that this book teaches is that supporting adoption does not mean that someone has to actually adopt a young child. It's about creating a culture among our churches that values all life and creates a safe place where pregnancies that occur in crisis situations can be supported in a w [...]


    11. This little book left me thinking. While I might not agree with every word (although I'm still processing it all), Moore gives a compelling argument and, I believe, an accurate portrayal of what God has called His people to do. Moore points out how adoption is as much evangelism as what we identify as "evangelism." Moore's approach, looking at the choice of Joseph to father Jesus, is helpful--almost always overlooked. Honestly, I would encourage any Christian to read it; if nothing else, it will [...]


    12. Apparently this is the condensed version of a much larger book. In it, Moore uses Joseph, father of Jesus, as a starting point for a call for a Christian culture that embraces adoption. It's summed up in three chapters, and while the first two are good reads, the third just didn't seem as well thought out to me. A lot of it seemed to be more alarmist or fear based. Overall though, I believe he makes some very good points about adoption, especially in a theological view point.


    13. This is a short book, just three chapters (plus a prologue and epilogue) drawing from the narrative of Joseph of Narazeth to showcase the Christian's biblical response to care for orphans. There wasn't much nitty-gritty practical stuff (I imagine there's more to do with that in Moore's expanded "Adopted for Life") but the framework surrounding the theology of adoption was excellent. Highly recommended.


    14. A short booklet dealing not only with adoption, but also with parenting. Russell Moore shows how parenting - and fatherhood in particular - are a portrayal of God's compassion and love to His children, especially in the case of adoption.


    15. I enjoyed this short book on adoption. I thought Moore's look at Joseph as adopting Jesus was one that isn't really talked about. This book made me consider things I hadn't thought about before. I specifically liked his focus on Adoption is spiritual warfare, and that God loves people.





    16. Great summary and biblical call for the church to adopt Moore shows us the examples of Joseph and God the Father and how we should be motivated to adopt the children of the world.


    17. Didn't finishI may have just been too tired when I read this before bedtime two nights in a row but I didn't like the way this book flowed.






    18. Loved this book so much!!! A short, simple, but beautifully Biblical encouragement to remember the fatherless around the world!


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