Adopted author Kelley Nikondeha review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB

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Adopted author Kelley Nikondeha review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Christianity Today  2018 Award of Merit Christian LivingDicipleship In this compellingly readable book Kelley Nikondeha—adoptive mother and adopted child herself—thoughtfully explores the Christian concept of adoption Her story and her biblically gRich new insights into the mystery of  belonging to God’s big family The Academy of Parish Clergy’s 2018 Top Ten Books for Parish Minist. I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Kelly Nikondeha She is a wonderful writer In this book that any adoptive family will benefit from she weaves together her personal narrative with Biblical narrative and thoughts on theology I didn't agree with everything in this book but I enjoyed hearing her opinions none the less This book is encouraging and enjoyable she hits her target audience perfectlyThe publisher provided an ARC through Netgalley I have voluntarily decided to read and review giving my personal opinions and thoughts

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Christianity Today  2018 Award of Merit Christian LivingDicipleship In this compellingly readable book Kelley Nikondeha adoptive mother and ad. This is a beautiful exploration of the theological and social meanings of adoption and how it can heal some of the wounds of this world The idea of relinuishing and redemption and mutual choosing—so fantastic I was teary eyed at several moments while reading it

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Adopted author Kelley NikondeOpted child herself thoughtfully explores the Christian concept of adoption Her story and her biblically grounded reflections will give readers. The author awas adopted as an infant She and her Burundian husband adopted two children from a Burundian orphanage I loved this book which presents adoption as an aspect of hospitality that goes much further than bringing a child not birthed into one’s family into a forever home We practice adoption by making a bigger table for those around us especially those who might be outcast or isolated After reading Ben Daniel’s Neighbors Christian Encounters with “Illegal” Immigration I recognized that the Bible is one immigration story after another After reading this book I recognize that it is also one adoption story after another these major themes being intertwined One of her many illustrations is from one of my favorite Bible stories in the Hebrew scriptures the book of Ruth Ruth is not only tolerated and provided for as an immigrant to her mother in law’s land but is adopted as a full member into her Hebrew community Nikondeha’s point is that all of creation is of one family and our broken world would be healed if we treated one another as such assuring that all have enough to sustain life are welcomed into family and into community She points out toward the end of the book that asking adoptees of any age about their real or natural families treating adoption as unnatural hurts She writes “The supra natural truth that adoption demonstrates is that any child could be mind if I welcome them any woman could be my mother my sister the words of Jesus ring in my ears”