Books I am reading


Attaching in Adoption by Deborah Gray
This book is required reading by Christian World Adoption.

The Bible
This book is required reading by God.

Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
This is my bookgroup’s read for June and July. It is a great book on Christian worldview. I have good intentions of catching up with my group by the July meeting, if I can put down my adoption-related books.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
I am reading this to my daughter, A. who is seven.

The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
I am reading this autobiography to S. (13) and I. (11), (who thinks he might like to be called “Rusty” on my blog – but I’m not sure I can remember to do it). This is one of the last books we are reading for our school year from our Sonlight Curriculum.

Books I plan to read soon:

Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib by Jaiya John

I’m Chocolate; You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Bi-racial Children in a Race Conscious World by Marguerite Wright.

Two other books to recommend:

Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir by Neely Tucker
I read this book as we were making our decision to adopt and it was excellent. It is not always easy to read, but the persistence of these parents in their attempts to bring their child home from Zimbabwe is admirable.

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers by Gordon Neufield and Gordon Mate
I ordered this book from the library and decided to buy it in order have more time to consider the topic. I love the title!

If anybody would like to recommend more good reads, particularly about family or adoption, feel free to leave them as a comment. Favorite books for children are also welcome!

Thank you for reading.

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Michael Plaza
    June 23, 2006

    Total Truth is a very good informative book from what I have found so far. Great insight on a Christian worldview.

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  2. Joy Elizabeth
    June 23, 2006

    I was commanded by MK to leave a comment. (= I am so happy for ya’ll adopting, that is wonderful! Many blessings to you and your family! –Joy/Psalms 30

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  3. Jasmine
    June 23, 2006

    I would recommend Michelle Gardner’s two books, Adoption as a Ministry, Adoption as a Blessing, and definitely After the Dream Comes True. I’ve already read both, but will be rereading After the Dream Comes True, just because it will be very important with my family’s adoption. You might even have some of your older kids read it, (as I did) as it’s a great help in understanding the issues the whole family will experience after the kids are home.

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  4. NathanA
    June 23, 2006

    Attaching in Adoption by Deborah Gray
    This book is required reading by Christian World Adoption.

    The Bible
    This book is required reading by God.

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    Haha! I love it.

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  5. Anonymous
    June 23, 2006

    Hurrah for books and Ethiopian adoption! Thanks so much for the suggestions, Jasmine.

    H

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  6. shells
    June 23, 2006

    Our favorite book in this house lately has been “The Irresistible Revolution” by Shane Claiborne. I am also a huge fan of David Crowders book, Sushi and Sunsets. Yes, there is a lot more too it than that. 🙂

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  7. Jasmine
    June 24, 2006

    “You might even have some of your older kids read it, (as I did)”
    I just reread my comment, and that ^ part looks rather confusing. Just to clarify, I read it as an older kid, not that I had my own older kids read it, since I don’t have any kids at all. =P
    Anywho, you’re welcome. 🙂

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