Reclaiming Adoption

Posted: January 7, 2011 in adoption, books, theology

In partnership with Together for Adoption, Cruciform Press has just released Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of Abba Father.  Contributors include Dan Cruver, John Piper, Scotty Smith, Richard D. Phillips, and Jason Kovacs.

Here is the list of chapters:

Chapter 1: Adoption of the Prodigals – Dan Cruver (read it)
Chapter 2: Adoption and the Trinity – Dan Cruver
Chapter 3: Adoption and the Incarnation – Dan Cruver
Chapter 4:  Adoption and Union with Christ – Dan Cruver
Chapter 5: The Good News of Adoption – Richard D. Phillips
Chapter 6: The Freedom of Adoption – Scotty Smith
Chapter 7: Adoption and Missional Living – Jason Kovacs
Chapter 8: Adoption: The Heart of the Gospel – John Piper

From the publisher:

“One of the ambitious dreams that Reclaiming Adoption and its authors share with the Apostle Paul is that when Christians hear the word “adoption,” they will think first about their adoption by God. As it now stands, Christians usually think first about the adoption of children. Reclaiming Adoption sets out to change this situation by providing breathtaking views of God’s love for and delight in His children—views that will free you to live boldly in this world from God’s acceptance, not in order to gain it.

Dan Cruver and his co-authors are convinced that if Christians learn to first think about their adoption by God, and only then about the adoption of children, they will enjoy deeper communion with the God who is love, and experience greater missional engagement with the pain and suffering of this world. That’s what this book is about. What the orphan, the stranger, and the marginalized in our world need most is churches that are filled with Christians who live daily in the reality of God’s delight in them. Reclaiming Adoption can transform the way you view and live in this world for the glory of God and the good of our world’s most needy.”

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