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for and raised Parenthood is less about blood and love and and raised Parenthood is less about blood and love and This book is written from a Christian perspective Many of the people whose story is told were Christians or xposed to the Christian faith I appreciated the reminder from Scripture and the life of the Lord Jesus Christ that adoption is part of God s story For His only begotten Son and for those whom He has chosen and adopted as His own I highly recommend Paul J Batura s book Chosen for Greatness How Adoption Changes the World This would be an ideal book for someone who is adopted or those who have adopted children or know someone who is adopted Or if you just want to read an interesting book and learn what shapes people s lives pick up Chosen for Greatness I would like to thank Regnery Publishing for the opportunity to read Chosen for Greatness by Paul J Batura I was under no obligation to give a favorable review The history of adoption is the history of the world itself Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciateChosen for Greatness profiles 16 well known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports religion to ntertainment technology to politics These adoptees didn t accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted rather it was their adoption that played a positive and critical they did in spite of being adopted rather it was their adoption that played a positive and critical on the road to their success This uniue book is an inspiration for the hundreds of thousands of US families who adopt ach year and will forever change the way veryone understands the incredible global tradition of adoption With a foreword by Eric Metaxas and an afterword by Larry KingI recommend this book to all ages as it says in the book You might have been reading or thinking of reading this book and thinking you had little in common with those profiled Think again For those who claim Christ as their personal Lord and Savior regardless of your family of origin you re adopted And as a member of Christ s family you receive all the right and privileges that accompany such an intimate relationshipAs an adoptive mother I loved this book So many inspiring stories of men and women who changed our world and probably because of who they were raised byThis book is a great read and before I leave you to read my favorite uotes I beg you to ponder this uestion If there s a child out there looking for a parent could that someone be you I believe that not all of us are meant to adopt Some of us are meant to foster Some of us are meant to give to those who are adopting and some of us are called to pray for those familiesNancy Reagan Michael Deaver a longtime aide Not ntirely what I thought it would be but lear. Hen they were taken in by their new families Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports religion to ntertainment technology to politics These adoptees didn't accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted; rather it was their adoption that played a positive From ancient and biblical history to current vents Paul J Batura presents a pantheon of the adopted in his book Chosen for Greatness Johan Sebastian Bach John Hancock Leo Tolstoy George Washington Carver Babe Ruth Art Linkletter Gerald Ford Nelson Mandela Dave Thomas Nancy Reagan Tom Monaghan Newt Gingrich Scott Hamilton and Faith Hill He posits that the individuals profiled succeeded not in SPITE OF THEIR ADOPTION BUT RATHER BECAUSE OF IT of their adoption but rather because of it that their adoption changed not only their story but the pages of history as well Adoption is not only The Lady in Pink ethical it s biblical In Isaiah 117 we are commanded Uphold the rights of the orphan In James 127 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world Embryo adoption dates back t This book has a lot of little biographies in it so it s helpful if you want to learn just a little bit about a bunch of people Most chapters left me wanting just a little information about them and I wasn t always convinced that the information presented was relevant to their adoption connection Stillnjoyed it but it was an okay book than a really love book Fascinating Interesting HearteningAs an adoptee I m always curious to read stories about people who are adopted or parents who adopt children That s why I was xcited at the opportunity to read author Paul J Batura s book Chosen for Greatness How Adoption Changes the WorldI found Chosen for Greatness fascinating interesting and heartening in this book paul tell about the lives this book Paul tell about the lives sixteen famous people who were adopted including Steve Jobs Babe Ruth George Washington Carver Scott Hamilton Leo Tolstoy and They come from various walks of life and over hundreds of years The chapters are short but the reader learns about the adoptee their pre adoption circumstances birth parents and adoptive parents Most fascinating is to see God s providential hand in the life of ach of these people In their lives you can see how perfectly God brought these orphans to just the right parents It was sobering to read about the difficult circumstance these children were born into It made me pause and give thanks for the times we live in I also saw a resilience in the human spirit Children and parents who could have asily given up though perhaps wayward for a season found a way to persevere and achieve greatness in this life I found it ncouraging to read about parents who adopted children made a lifelong commitment and sowed into these young lives the seeds that God would use to make the children into the men and women He called and gifted them to beSince I m adopted I found it particularly interesting to read about what these adoptees felt about their adoption and birth parents Though sometimes drawn to meet and know their birth parents they knew their pare. The history of adoption is the history of the world itself Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate Chosen for Greatness profiles 16 well known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better ,
Ned some interesting things about some famous adopted people And it illustrated how very adoption story is different This was an inspiring book That Had Mini Biographies On had mini biographies on people who were adopted A few were Gerald Ford Steve Jobs Johann Sebastian Bach and Faith Hill I thought it was well written and interesting It reminded me a bit of Eric Metaxas Seven Men and Seven Women books In fact Eric Metaxas writes the introduction A few people I would like to read longer biographies on It was written with a Christian worldview so someone who is not Christian might not
appreciate it as much In between were mini chapters xplaining the it as much In between were mini chapters xplaining the of adoption Included was a mini chapter on mbryo adoption that I was just made aware of I had no idea that IVF leaves abandoned Spirit of the Wolf embryos most of which are destroyed The firstmbryo adoption was done in 1997 and there are perhaps a million frozen A Vineyard Christmas embroys waiting to be adopted I found this very disturbing Batura has written 16 gentle biographies of people who acclaimed fame through business politics athleticismntrepreneurship media scientific discovery music and writing While the majority of adoptees profiled were born and raised in the USA there are some particularly from different times that hail from other lands Nelson Mandela South Africa Johann Sebastian Bach Germany Leo Tolstoy Russia Even while recognizing outliers to the general theme this is an Amercentric project that is predominantly focused on the twentieth century While cross cultural claims could be aspired to in the case of Mandela via tribal transfer and George Washington Carver as a black man raised by white parents there are no international adoptions included There are also no intended special needs adoptions though Scott Hamilton developed special needs in childhood after adoption as an infant I also appreciated that step parent adoptions and family transfers children raised by grandparents aunts uncles Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose etc were included as well as infant and childhood placements to show the breadth of the adoptionxperience Sidebars interrupt the biographies with information about the history of adoption Adoption in Ancient Times The Rise and Fall of Orphanages Riding the Rails to Tomorrow orphan trains in the USA Adoption in America timeline and Embroyo adoptionAlthough the author maintains a bright narrative he talks about adoptee struggles with their personal history and challenges in life But the tone remains hopeful and celebratory of both the achievements of the individuals and the practice of adoption This is also clearly a Christian book as spiritual life and matters are often discussed This is a great book to give an adoptee or their parents as they xplore their own knowns and unknowns and realize they are neither limited by their past nor alone in wrestling through their uniue challenges This was a very interesting boo. Nd critical role on the road to their success This uniue book is an inspiration for the hundreds of thousands of US families who adopt ach year and will forever change the way veryone understands the incredible global tradition of adoption With a foreword by Eric Metaxas and an afterword by Larry Ki.
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