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Monday, August 10, 2015
Wakulla Book Review: Children of Dreams, by Lorilyn Roberts
Wakulla Book Review: Children of Dreams, by Lorilyn Roberts.
Summary: The story chronicles Ms. Roberts’ journey to Nepal to adopt a young girl through an agency where the father loved her [ daughter ] so much that he would sacrifice and put her up for adoption, because when he remarried nothing would become of his daughter because of the cast system and culture of his country.
Ms. Roberts is tested when her daughter becomes ill, doctors don’t have answers, and she is concerned about moving forward with the adoption that she knows in her spirit she is led to do.
When all is clear with the health of her daughter, adoption laws have changed, and this time her journey takes her to Vietnam only to find out that the child she has come for was “kidnapped.”
After a trail of lies, deception, and becoming aware of an ongoing investigation by U.S. officials of her adoption agent Anne, she adopts a child born to a single rice-farming mother.
Her faith is tested in all phases of the adoption, even when she must leave the country without her daughter depending upon Anne to bring her daughter stateside.
Purpose: The author wanted to tell her story of adopting her two daughters and show that our adoption into the Body of Christ can be better understood through what she went through and her ability to love.
Themes: Abortion, human trafficking/baby stealing/family support versus family against divorce and feeling unworthy/incomplete.
Thesis: Adoption into the Body of Christ and trusting in the ways of the Lord even when we can’t understand why in the natural and when those around us talk against instead of giving their support.
Controversy: The author is against abortion, which her views are in line with the Word of God. She is also against taking part in bribes and corruption even if it seems as though it is for a greater good for the Word tells us not to.
I enjoyed the book and the fact that the author continued to hold fast to her faith and walking in the direction she knew the Lord was leading her.
Book Review by Clyde
WAKULLA BOOK REVIEW
I want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews.
Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from
Wakulla Correctional inmates of John 3:16 books.
Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors.
Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."