Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Litfuse Review: Know Orphans:Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology by:Rick Morton
About the Book:
The global orphan crisis is complex. The church's response should be comprehensive, but is it? In this provocative follow-up to Orphanology, author Rick Morton provides the framework for families and churches to have a gospel-centered response to the growing global issue of orphan care. KnowOrphans addresses three distinct areas associated with global orphanology. Delving deeper into the criticisms of the movement, the need for reform, and what families can expect, author Rick Morton helps shape realistic perceptions of the challenges and rewards adoptive parents face in transnational adoptions.
Through illuminating the work internationally adoptive families can expect, KnowOrphans offers solutions for the church in remedying the ills and deficiencies surrounding the church's role in equipping and supporting families before, during, and after the adoption process. Knowing that the church's response and attitude should be one that goes beyond adoption, KnowOrphans also addresses the complexities of how Christians are to respond ethically, compassionately, and comprehensively to the biblical call to care for orphans. KnowOrphans is the next step in conversation as this evangelically based movement of orphan care matures and begins to live out James 1:27 globally.
About the Author:
Rick Morton is the father of three transnational adopted children and coauthor of the popular book Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care. His dedication to the plight of orphans extends beyond his own family. The Mortons were cofounders of Promise 139, an international orphan-hosting ministry based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. An inspiring speaker for the gospel to be expressed by the church living out God’s heart for the fatherless, Rick presents at adoption and orphan-care conferences and pastor’s conferences. Rick and his family live in the Greater Memphis area.
The voices of orphans all across the world are without a voice. Without a voice--that is until Rick Morton jumped on the scene to help a growing epidemic. Children without parents or family, across the world need our help. The church can pool its resources and help these children in multiple ways that will span generations. The author lets us know where, when, and how we can help a growing population of parent-less kids get the help they need.
The author also gives you advice that you can use to find an agency to help get you started in the process. As well as helping you with the first visit to your home with your newest child. God wants us to help them and sometimes we may be the only way they ever see Jesus lived out.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.