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Adoption as a ministry, adoption as a blessing

Author: Michelle Gardner
Publisher: Enumclaw, Wash. : Pleasant Word : WinePress Publishing, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Of all the pictures the Lord uses to describe his relationship with believers, that of a loving father to adopted children is perhaps the most tender. Exploring what Scripture says about adoption and the value of children, Michelle Gardner demonstrates that adoption can be God's first choice for some lives. Weaving her own children's adoption stories throughout the book, Michelle presents a new challenge for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michelle Gardner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Gardner
ISBN: 1579215815 9781579215811
OCLC Number: 77234984
Description: 163 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: An heir, a spare, and a little princess --
What the Bible says about ministering to children who need families --
The reluctant father --
Lee Bo's story --
Lessons from Lee Bo --
Some questions and answers regarding adoption --
Mariana's story --
lessons from Mariana --
how churches can minister to adoptive families --
Abhilash's story --
Lessons from Abhilash --
Whatever happened to Pupunu? --
The blessings of adoption --
The heir, the spare, and the little princess share their thoughts --
The children today.
Responsibility: Michelle Gardner.

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Of all the pictures the Lord uses to describe his relationship with believers, that of a loving father to adopted children is perhaps the most tender. Exploring what Scripture says about adoption and the value of children, Michelle Gardner demonstrates that adoption can be God's first choice for some lives. Weaving her own children's adoption stories throughout the book, Michelle presents a new challenge for believers to do something drastic for a child. --From publisher's description.

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