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Litfuse Review: KnowOrphans by Rick Morton

Title: KnowOrphans
Author: Rick Morton
Type Non-fiction
Source: Litfuse Publicity Group
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


KnowOrphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology
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.

My review:

I really, really like this book. Sometimes I have a bit of a hard time with non-fiction books, but because this reaches a special place in my heart (orphans, adoption, etc.) I was at once interested. The book is super well written, and well-understandable. I would most definitely (and do!) recommend this book to anyone who has a heart for orphans, wants to learn more, and/or wants to get into adoption, specifically transnational adoption.
There is so much good information in the book, and lots of wise knowledge to be learned and gleaned from it.
Reading it has really helped me learn more about the whole process, and filled me with more knowledge on the subject, which I needed!
The book is well-written, and easy to read and understand, which I appreciate. :)
Again, I highly recommend and suggest that anyone interested in said topic, read this book! :)

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.

Disclaimer: I received “KnowOrphans” free from Litfuse for my honest and unbiased review. I was not paid in any way to read or review this book, and all thoughts expressed are my own.


I am a peculiar treasure who is passionately in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love writing, reading, knife/tomahawk-throwing, and letter-writing, among other things. :)

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