Sunday, August 7, 2011

Love You More by Jennifer Grant

From the publisher, “Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a fifteen-month-old girl from Guatemala when she was already the mother of three very young children.
Her family's journey is captured in stories that will encourage not only adoptive families but those who are curious about adoption or whose lives have been indirectly touched by it. Love You More explores universal themes such as parenthood, marriage, miscarriage, infertility, connection, destiny, true self, failure and stumbling, and redemption.”

I chose this book because I wanted to know more about adoption and I wanted to see how she felt God leading her through this process.

I really enjoyed this book. Jennifer Grant doesn’t sugar coat adoption, but instead lays out the joys and struggles that can and do happen. I felt that this was a realistic book for those looking at adoption. I really enjoyed the reference section at the end of her book.

I only wish that the book was longer and there were more details about how she worked through the different situations. However, one person’s story is never exactly anyone elses so she may not have gone into detail for fear of people trying to copy her methods and then being disappointed.

I appreciated that she brought God in through the whole book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in adoption or who just wants to read a good book...but mostly for those interested in adoption.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I would also highly recommend this beautifully written book, if only to understand adoption better and to be reminded of God's particular concern for orphans. It's a great book for anyone considering adding a child to their family, whether via adoption or birth.