It has been a long time since I have read a book I did not want to put down. The Grace Effect took the honor as the only book I have done that with this year. Reading like a novel, but so much more, author Larry Taunton chronicles his journey of the adoption of his daughter, Sasha, from Ukraine.
Several friends and family members of ours have been through the international adoption process. But none of them have given me the detail of their experience quite like what I read in The Grace Effect.
Throughout their story, the Tauntons quietly challenge followers of Christ everywhere to take care of the widows and orphans of this world. But they shouldn't have to challenge us since it is actually commanded. (James 1:26-27)
My heart aches for those orphans who are locked away in unspeakable conditions that we can not imagine. My heart aches for the families who step up to make a difference in one life but are then sucked into the corruption wrapped up as international adoption. My heart just aches.
Larry Taunton is the founder and CEO of Fixed Point Foundation. A Christian historian and apologist, he frequently debates with some of the most vocal opponents of Christianity. Connect with the Fixed Point Foundation on their website, Facebook or Twitter.
I seriously wish I could attend the book launch for The Grace Effect this Thursday, November 17, 2011. If you are in the Birmingham, AL area, there is still time to reserve a seat!
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