Wait No More (A Review)

Wait No More: One Family’s Amazing Adoption Journey by Kelly and John Rosati is the tale and open disclosure of one families struggle with God’s calling to adopt.  I was impressed with the candor with which the Rosoti’s write about their life and how they came to build their family.  The book is gripping and emotional.  Stories of love and forgiveness fill each page as the Rosati’s recount each painful, akward, and joyous moment that filled their lives as they carefully sought to add each of their children to their family.

I applaud the Rosotis in sharing details for personal weakness. Their candor in  sharing their struggles through some of the less joyful moments and emotions helped paint a realistic picture of the life of adoptive parents. Though at times one wonders if perhaps they have shared too much? Never-the-less I was deeply appreciative for a glance into this families life, especially as it concerned adoption.

I found the book inspiring and encouraging.  I highly recommend Wait No More to anyone who is looking to adopt or just loves to hear stories about how God is moving in families to adopt. .

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Review: Does God Exist (DVD Series)

I was excited to be able to review Does God Exist? Kit: Building the Scientific Case (TrueU) (affiliate link) this weekend.  It is the first in a series produced by Focus on the Family.  I watched all ten 30 minute video segments and reviewed the accompanying discussion book.

I really enjoyed watching the lectures by Dr. Stephen Meyer.  He has a witty and somewhat engaging personality.  The videos though are very much like college lectures and in my opinion are geared for young adults or maybe high school juniors and seniors.  The sessions present basic philosophical arguments based on scientific data for the reasonableness of theism (and hopefully in particular Christianity).  While Dr. Meyer does provide a great critique of a few objections to theism from other world views (the naturalistic or material worldview in particular), in this series he does not provide a steady way forward (though it is my understanding that there is a second series coming out in regards to the reliability of Scripture).

The accompanying book does a great job of highlighting key concepts taught in the lecture.  It also includes three follow up questions per section to use as discussion starters.  The value of this resources is probably found in a group format.  Groups can meet, review the DVD material, and follow up with discussion.

This is a great resource but it doesn’t contain a strong way forward (I suspect that is coming up in a second series).  I would recommend it to student pastors and home school parents to use with high school seniors or young adults.  In my opinion it isn’t a great stand alone series, but is a great introduction to some of the arguments that students will face on secular school campus.

The retail price is $39.99(2 DVD’s and a small book). It is also available at places like Amazon.com for $27.57 (affiliate links). I gave it 4 Stars.

Disclaimer: As a blogger I received a complimentary review copy from Tyndale House Publishers through the Tyndale Blog Network program.  There was no requirement to give it a positive review, just for the reviewer to call it like they see it.