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Most of you reading this already know about Christian Audio’s monthly free download.  This month’s free audiobook is Adopted for Life by Russell Moore.  Please don’t stop reading here, though, because I want to tell you a little bit about a couple of close friends of ours who are adopting.  Both of them have a heart for orphans, and both have been humbled and challenged and encouraged by Dr. Moore’s book.

If you don’t have a Christian Audio account, I encourage you to sign up for one now; it’s free, although you can sign up for a monthly subscription that includes some special offers.  Even with a free account you can still receive email newsletters informing you of free monthly downloads and discounted audiobooks.  Here are some of the other features and benefits of opening an account, as advertised on the website:

  • No additional software is required to download your audiobooks and opening an account on our site is FREE
  • Purchase a Gift Certificate valid for almost anything on our site, or send an actual download with the new Gift This feature
  • All purchased downloads are available to you for life through your ‘My Download Library’
  • All audiobook downloads are available in mp3 (universal) and most also come in M4B (Apple bookmark optimized) & ‘One-Click Zip’

I would note that when it says “all purchased downloads are available to you for life,” that includes your free purchases.

For more information about Dr. Moore’s book:

Read the print book review by Christian blogger, Tim Challies

Watch an interview with Dr. Moore and blogger, Justin Taylor

The high cost of adoption has been discussed on this blog before (here and here).  If you click through I hope you’ll take the time to read the comments on those posts; some of them are very touching and encouraging.

I bring up the cost of adoption because two families in our church are currently adopting internationally.  The members of our church have personally supported them in many ways.  If you have any inclination to help families like these, I want to make a simple appeal to you.  First and foremost, pray for our friends (and others you might know who are adopting or considering adoption).  Visit their blogs and read their stories.  Get to know them and their hopes and their joys and their struggles.  If you want to do more, you could even send them a gift or visit their shops and buy something.  But somehow, whether here or there, find a way that you can care for the fatherless.  There’s a lot at stake, both for the fatherless and for

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.  (James 1:27)