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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.

Posted in Babies, God's Lessons, My Abba Father, Spiritual beliefs

Even One Is Too Many

India girl


One is too many lives to be lost. But in South Asia, 50,000 female children are aborted every month.

Gospel for Asia ( says: If they live to take their first breath, they grow up being the last to eat and the most likely to be illiterate, and often they are sold into bonded labor or prostitution to provide for their families.

This information makes my heart hurt, my tears fall, and my anger stirred. It isn’t fair, and I want to do something about it. I want it to be changed. I want those girls to live and know they are loved by their Abba Father in heaven, by our great Elohim. To live and know they are cherished. I want to cherish them. I want to tell them they’re loved and hug them and show them their worth. I don’t want them to have to go through the pain and heartbreak that they do.
So I pray, and I ache. And I ask God, “When is it my time? When will You send me?”
I know I have so much more preparing to go through yet, but my heart still aches, and I still wait.
I wish I could stop even one more abortion before it happens. One more orphaned child. One more life. Because one life is always worth it all.


Child reading Bible

(All pictures in this post were found on Pinterest)