However, understanding we have a responsibility to orphans and widows in their affliction and actually knowing what we should do are completely different things. Of recent, the discussion of orphan care has seen new life.
This book is not a theological treatise on adoption, and it is not some heady or detached treatment of the issues of adoption and orphan care. In his attempt to develop a wholistic model for orphan care, Carr does the much needed work of clarifying the landscape of orphan care.
Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting [Johnny Carr, Laura Captari] on tiotionewsning.ml *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Christians are. This is a review of Johnny Carr's book Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adoption. We want to thank Keelan Cook, doctoral.
Orphan Justice is more than a mere two-dimensional call to end fatherlessness. Carr exposes this web of complexity chapter-by-chapter, and in this context he calls the church to thoughtful action. In defining the term orphan, Carr shows the wide scope of that term. He distinguishes between single orphans those who have lost one parent and double orphans those who have lost both , pointing to the greatly differing needs between the two.
Even within these groups, the needs are not always the same for every orphan. By laying out these distinctions, Carr helps the reader see the dilemma with better eyes, allowing them to understand the task is not simply getting every orphan adopted into some middle class home in America. With this fresh perspective, the ways in which the church can tackle orphan care are greatly expanded past adoption. This frees the church to seek wholistic solutions. However, Carr also warns against the temptation to see orphanages as the solution. Every orphan may not need to be adopted, but orphanages are not the answer.
Carr outlines many peripheral issues that contribute to the problems that orphans confront, and calls the reader to greater awareness and action. Each chapter concludes with examples of actions that anyone can take, as well as actions requiring more commitmen As a mother, I have a passion for orphans. Each chapter concludes with examples of actions that anyone can take, as well as actions requiring more commitment specific people may feel called to undertake. Care of the orphan is the responsibility of all people of conscience, not just those who have the ability and opportunity to adopt.
Jan 30, Phil rated it it was amazing. This is a fantastic book. Johnny's honesty, transparency, vulnerability, and boldness in his storytelling and calls to action capture you from the first page and keep you until the last.
He encourages, empathizes, and sharpens you all at once - whether you are an expert in orphan care or the orphan's plight is just coming onto your radar. The chapters on racism and abortion alone are worth the price of the book. Buy this book. Read it. Mark it up. Discuss it with others. It will challenge the way This is a fantastic book. It will challenge the way you view the world, locally and globally.
Feb 25, Honey rated it it was amazing. This book hits the heart of many political issues on orphans both within and outside of the church. It has raw truth and emotion and displays the orphan crisis for what it truly is.
It convicts its reader to do something and tells you how, no matter how small your contribution may seem, its huge in the eyes of a child in need. Nov 18, melissa jane rated it really liked it. Johnny Carr doesn't hold back in this book, Orphan Justice. He is honest about his own past mistakes but also passionate about sharing God's truth regarding the orphans of this world. It's a book all Christians can benefit from reading if we have open hearts. Sep 08, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: paradigm-shifted. Excellent, excellent book.
This is a key issue of our day, especially for the people who believe that "Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world" -James Jan 12, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: teacher-reads , christian-nonfiction , parenting , nonfiction , recommended-to-me. I enjoyed the education I recieved from Johnny Carr. I didn't know much about adoption, foster care, or orphans in the world.
I appreciated his information on the topics but also his perspective on how Christians can play a role in the many facets of orphan care. Mar 04, Sherri Ausbun rated it it was amazing.
Excellent book, convicting and eye opening to issues that surround orphans and foster care. Feb 10, Valerie Hays rated it it was amazing. Oh my I love this book and it is changing my mindset on orphan care. Jun 17, Amanda rated it it was amazing.
Wonderful, wonderful book. Hits hard with truth that, if we're honest, we all need to hear. Mar 23, Sandy rated it it was amazing.
Great book! Compelling for those interested in getting into orphan care. Great material to use for current orphan care leaders as well. Oct 26, Crystal rated it it was amazing. An excellent overview of the complex social issues surrounding orphans and their care. I will keep this for future reference and highly recommend that all citizens with a conscience read it.
Apr 08, HB rated it it was amazing Shelves: radical-living , orphan-ministry. Excellent book. A must read for anyone interested in pursuing orphan care May 26, Mike Rusch rated it it was amazing. It's a must read for any child advocate or adoptive family.
Jul 21, Chris rated it it was amazing. Great thoughts on our responsibility as believers to help in the worldwide orphan crisis. This book is very insightful and practical, and it will challenge your thinking on many issues including AIDS, racism, orphanages, foster care, and church outreach to orphans. Carr will leave you considering what YOU can do to meet the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in your community and around the world.
Jun 01, April Brown rated it it was amazing. This is a must read! It took me a while to make it through but only because it is very challenging. It is truth told in a very raw, clear way. Carr tackles racism, fear, abortion, human trafficking and the comfort mindset in a real way. As a foster parent I was overwhelmed at times because even though we are walking through orphan care, there is still such a great need and it overwhelmed me to think about. I would encourage every pastor to read this book!
May 24, Johnny rated it really liked it. I had no idea how heavy of a read this one would be. I couldn't handle more than a chapter a day. I constantly found myself holding back tears. This is a pretty well rounded book and it scratches the surface of what millions of orphans around the world live through each day. Give it a read. Jul 25, Lindsay Cherry rated it it was amazing. This book was really good and provoke a lot of reflection concerning my view and action towards the issues surrounding those who are orphans and in the fostercare system. Readers also enjoyed. About Johnny Carr.
Johnny Carr. Books by Johnny Carr. Trivia About Orphan Justice: H No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Orphan Justice: H The gospel gives us the opportunity to be healed and to know God as our Abba Father. Welcome back. Our church is using this book as a fall study leading up to hosting Johnny Carr to preach on Orphan Sunday.