Five New Books for the Orphan Care Movement: Dirty Faith

We’ve yet got two monthDirty Faiths to go in 2015. But it has already been a banner year for new books that that help to both grow and guide Christian adoption, foster care and global orphan care The weighty substance of these books serves as both strong stimulus for and strong indication of a movement that is truly maturing in wisdom and depth.

Alongside Becoming Home, which kicked off 2014, five new titles are now inspiring, challenging and maturing thoughtful readers across the U.S. and far beyond. We’ll highlight one a day over the coming week:

Dirty Faith: Bringing the Love of Christ to the Least of These, by David Nowell, is not written from the philosopher’s study but from amidst the muck and mire at the trenches of caring for street children in Brazil. Nowell calls Christians from the sidelines to the frontlines – whether in adoption, foster care, global ministry or other expressions of God’s deep love for the hurting.

As I wrote in my endorsement, “Nowell’s prophetic call strikes like a hammer on the anvil of Scripture.  No reader will feel entirely comfortable here, myself included.   Yet alongside the ringing iron is the whisper of grace also, both the wellspring and the ultimate end of all Christian service.”