Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World

A rich, biblically grounded understanding of adoption that reframes the way we perceive family, friends, and those in need of rescue

Eerdmans Summary

Adoption is one of the most radically inclusive aspects of God’s kingdom. All of us belong to God’s family—Jesus as God’s son and the rest of us as his adopted children.

In Adopted Kelley Nikondeha explores how the Christian concept of adoption into God’s family can broaden our sense of belonging.

Drawing on her own story as both an adopted child and an adoptive mother, Nikondeha invites listeners to a rich, biblically grounded understanding of adoption that reframes the way we perceive family, friends, and those in need of rescue.

As Nikondeha unpacks the implications of adoption—and especially its potential to cross socioeconomic and ethnic boundaries—she offers new ways to approach conversations about family, adoption, connection, and the mystery of what it means to belong.

 

©2018 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P) 2017 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Author: Kelley Nikondeha | Narrator: Jessica Schell | Length: 4 hrs, 46 mins | Unabridged | English | $14.95 / 1 Audible Credit


Praise for Adopted

Christena Cleveland
— author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart
“Part memoir, part theological exposition, Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World expands our understanding of what it means to be the family of God. As both an adopted person and an interracial adoptive parent, Kelley Nikondeha writes with transparency, tenderness, and racial awareness. . . . This wonderful book will illuminate a path for all people to experience sacred relationships.”

Brian D. McLaren
— author of A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith
“Kelley Nikondeha writes with the heart of a poet and a theologian, and as an adopted child and an adoptive parent. Who could have guessed that her story could give such rich insight into theology, family, society, racism, fear, and belonging?”

Sarah Bessey
— author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith
“We need to hear Kelley Nikondeha’s voice these days. Her Adopted will deeply shape your own prophetic imagination and create pathways of belonging in our world. I’ll be recommending this book to everyone.”

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