In honor of Sorette and our passing court tomorrow (call it faith?), I thought I would share a few books that have impacted me so much so that we will bring home our fourth baby a somewhat atypical way.
I read There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Green and knew I could not ignore Ethiopia's defenseless. I wanted to bring a dozen babies home before I finished the last page. Read it. I dare you not to be moved.
Not too long after we began our adoption process, I was sent a copy of Red Letters by Tom Davis. He is the president/CEO of Children's HopeChest, a children's advocacy organization that helps churches and corporations around the U.S. adopt an orphanage and make a real difference in the lives of orphans. This great book describes the reality of life for much of the world's orphans.
A few years later, I heard Tom Davis had written a novel, and not just one. But his first novel in particular was recommended by a friend. Scared is the story of an orphan girl in AIDS-devastated Swaziland and a photojournalist who cannot do nothing. It is a hard sad story, but one with hope and redemption.
And now, Tom Davis has continued the story of the photojournalist, Stuart Daniels, on another mission in a new novel, Priceless set in Russia. It's gripping from the first page, all the while so eye opening and thought provoking. Possibly, God-willing, even life-changing. My heart has definitely softened to the many orphaned girls in Russia because of this story.
So, now for the giveaway! Tom Davis has offered a signed copy of Priceless to one commenter on Pajama Mama. A winner will be chosen on Sunday, June 27th.
Thanks for reading Pajama Mama and caring about the story of our girl!
***************GIVEAWAY CLOSED-Congrats, Shannon!*****************************