“Choosing to stand by and do nothing where we see injustice, suffering, and evil is wrong. It is sin. We must take active steps to care for orphans. To do anything less is blatant disobedience.” -Johnny Carr, page 20 of Orphan Justice
I was given the privilege of reviewing a new book (just released March 1) on orphan care called Orphan Justice…How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting by Johnny Carr.
WOW! So far, I LOVE this book. I hope to do a short review chapter by chapter over the next month or so, but while you wait for me to finish reading the book, I strongly encourage you to purchase yourself a copy. There’s some fabulous information in this book that I haven’t found anywhere else yet. It’s almost a how to book, but better—how to care for orphans beyond adopting—for EVERY Christian, but more than that because it gives the why’s in addition to the how-to’s. Because God calls ALL of us to care for orphans! This book gives each person practical, doable ways to live out James 1:27, caring for orphans.
“I see time and again that caring for orphaned and vulnerable children is not often on the radar screen for many Christians. Somehow, in our concern for living “a good Christian life,” many of us are missing God’s passion for the fatherless.” –Johnny Carr, page 15 of Orphan Justice
“Cursed is anyone who denies justice to foreigners, orphans, or widows” (Deut. 27:19 NLT). To our God, taking care of orphans isn’t just a “great idea.” It’s critical. Why? Because every man, woman, boy and girl—including orphaned and vulnerable children—has been created in God’s image and is precious to Him.” -Johnny Carr, page 16 of Orphan Justice
“Stop and consider this: Just like the children of Israel, we, as God’s people, will be judged for withholding justice from the oppressed and the orphan. If we have the means and the capability to care for orphaned and vulnerable children, yet fail to do so, we are in direct disobedience to God.” -Johnny Carr, page 17 of Orphan Justice
Chapter 1 is entitled “True Religion, Orphans and My Family”. It tells a little about Johnny Carr’s family and his journey into the world of adoption, while at the same time, opens the readers eyes to the truth of God’s love for the orphan, as well as His mandate that we, as Christians, step up and do something, anything, to care for orphans in their distress. Way to spur us on, Mr. Carr!
Click HERE to purchase your copy of this book today. I encourage you to read it aloud with your children. Ask God to show you how He wants you to step up to care for orphans beyond adopting. Then obey.
PS If you have questions you’d like to ask the author of this book, Johnny Carr, please leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to get all questions answered.