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Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World
     

Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World

by Paul Batura, Eric Metaxas (Foreword by), Larry King (Afterword)
 

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The history of adoption is the history of the world itself. Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate.

Chosen for Greatness profiles 16 well-known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families. Their

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The history of adoption is the history of the world itself. Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate.

Chosen for Greatness profiles 16 well-known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families. Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports, religion to entertainment, technology to politics. These adoptees didn't accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted; rather, it was their adoption that played a positive and critical role on the road to their success. This unique book is an inspiration for the hundreds of thousands of US families who adopt each year and will forever change the way everyone understands the incredible global tradition of adoption. With a foreword by Eric Metaxas and an afterword by Larry King.

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From the Publisher

"A captivating and compelling page-turner . . . . I have no doubt these stories will bless you. So leap in and get blessed."
— ERIC METAXAS, New York Times bestselling author and host of the nationally syndicated radio program the Eric Metaxas Show

"I hope you’ll consider sharing a copy of Chosen for Greatness with a family member or friend who might be considering God’s call to adopt."
—JIM DALY, president, Focus on the Family

"With both surgical precision and a tender heart, Paul Batura has achieved something compelling, captivating, and even engrossing with his marvelous book on adoption. He shows that strong and vital families, marriages, and committed parents exponentially create better lives for children who deserve and need all three. His lyrical narrative illustrates that the virtues of adoption are not incidental to great lives, but rather central and foundational. One of my own best friends, my dad, was adopted, and this book helped me better understand the triumphs and the challenges that come with the kind of sacrificial love that is achieved in adoption in its finest moments."
— TIM GOEGLEIN, vice president of external relations, Focus on the Family, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush

"This one book has it all, celebrating and putting the human condition on full display with both warmth and intrigue. Whether you want action, adventure, mystery, comedy, romance, or drama, open this book and read about the people you only thought you knew. This affectionate and heartfelt work about God’s precious gift of adoption is a triumph that will leave you encouraged and inspired."
—MIKE HUCKABEE, former governor of Arkansas

"I'm eager to introduce you to the stories in Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World . . . . Every child deserves someone to love and cherish them—and every child in this book succeeded because someone chose to invest in them through adoption and foster care. I've made a career asking questions, so let me close by posing one to you: If there’s a child out there looking for a parent—could that someone be you?”
—LARRY KING, radio and television host

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621575856
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
10/31/2016
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
91,737
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Paul Batura is vice president of communications for Focus on the Family. With more than two decades of diverse experience in the news media, broadcast journalism, publishing and non-profit administration, Batura has been with Focus on the Family since 1998. The author of five books and contributor to others, Batura’s writings are motivated and inspired by a desire to encourage and lift the hearts of others. Most recently, he collaborated with Jim Daly on ReFocus: Living a Life that Reflects God’s Heart. Batura and his wife, Julie, had the privilege of adopting their three young boys, Riley, Will and Alex, at birth. They join countless other families in celebrating the courageous decision of birthmothers and birthfathers who choose life. Batura and his family reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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