Saturday, November 11, 2006

Reading - Adoption Theme

I just finished reading a great book on Chinese cultre that I wanted to share -

it is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. This is one very powerful book with insight into how women were treated in China - and probably still are being treated much this same way. It is also wonderful because it goes into friendships and what they mean to us as women - it ends incredibly sad and regretful - but it does make you view your relationships in a different light.

Another powerful book I am almost finished with is I Wish for You a Beautiful Life - written by Korean birth mothers. Wow - to read these letters that mothers have written to their sons and daughters after they have given them up for adoption is heart-wrenching but also enlightening to me as an adoptive mother. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this one - it is wonderful insight into why birth moms even came to give up their little ones.

Lastly - if you want another book on adoption - a friend shared with me today yet another book I am excited to read. It is Carried Safely Home by Kristin Swick Wong. I can't give you a synopsis yet, but I was told it deals more with how adoption can even encourage you in your walk with God - and I've seen that in my life- can't wait to read it!!


Stefanie said...

Well, as you know, we have to read 3 more books on adoption again, so I am planning to go out this week and pick these up! Thank you Miss Librarian Queen! ;) Although, I'm not sure when I will have time to read them......hey.....maybe in the shower! haha!

Beckyb said...

Reading in the shower - great idea!! But remember to get books on tape!!! :)

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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