Book Club: The Global Orphan Crisis (Week 1)

Global Orphan Crisis (bookclub)Hello everyone! Yesterday marked the beginning of our second book club read over on Goodreads. As a result of some feedback I’ve received, we’re going to try to include those of you who read the blog but don’t have a Goodreads account by posting here on the blog as well.

This week we’re reading the introduction and chapter one. If you don’t already have the book, you should be able to read chapter one by sample off Amazon.

After you read the chapter, post your thoughts in the comments. This week we’re specifically focusing on question #2 from the “questions to ponder” section. That question says,

When you think of an orphaned child, what do you picture in your mind? What is the setting? What does the child look like? What is the child’s situation?

Even if you don’t read the chapter, join the conversation by sharing your thoughts on that question.

BONUS POINTS! Put some action to the learning. Do a search for child sponsorship programs, children available for adoption, kids in foster care, etc. Chose one or two children and print their picture and story. Put the picture(s) in a place of prominence (one your computer, bathroom mirror, etc) and commit to pray for them each time you see their faces. You can even ask your friends and church to pray with you. Share the links to their profiles here so we can pray with you as well.

Again, you don’t need to be reading the book with us to do the action point or reply to the question. Just get involved however you can.

If you are joining us for the group read, start your engines! The book club starts now! 🙂

P.S. If you have a Goodreads account, you can join us here.

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