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Vendor: New Hope Publishers

Publication Date: May 01, 2011

ISBN: 1596693029

ISBN-13: 9781596693029

Number of Pages: 192

Dimensions: 9.00 × 6.00 (inches)

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Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement that’s engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and “functionally parentless” children. You’ll see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must. Heartwarming, personal stories and vivid illustrations from a growing network of families, churches, and organizations that cross culture show how to respond to God’s mandate. The book empowers: - churches—to plan preaching, teaching, ministering, missions, funding adoption, supporting orphans; - individuals and families—to overcome challenges and uncertainties; - every believer—to gain insights to help orphans in numerous ways. Discover how to - adopt; - assist orphans in transition; - engage in foster care; - partner with faith-based fostering agencies; - become orphan hosts. Along with their families’ adoption stories, Merida and Morton give steps for action and features on churches doing orphan ministry, faith-based children’s homes, orphan-hosting groups, and other resources.

Author Info

Tony Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also serves as associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.Tony has published several books, including Orphanology, Faithful Preaching, Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down, and Proclaiming Jesus. Tony also authored eight volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series, of which he also served as a general editor, along with Danny Akin and David Platt. Tony and his wife, Kimberly, are the proud parents of five adopted children.

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