I’ve read several books on international adoption over the last month and most of them have been light hearted and heart warming. However, historian and Christian apologist, Larry Taunton brings a different and more sobering account of adoption and the horrors that orphans face in other countries where God seems to have been forgotten. I really liked his candid account of the struggles he faced when adopting his daughter, Sasha, from the Ukraine and how these relate to the hopelessness of a Godless society. I enjoyed reading about his point of view and this book had me researching further and it’s always good when a book makes you stop and think.
Here’s some more information about The Grace Effect from the publisher:
“Simply defined, the ‘grace effect’ is an observable phenomenon—that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes.”
What does Christianity give us beyond televangelists, potlucks, and bad basketball leagues? Not much, according to the secular Left. The world, they say, would be a better place without it.
Historian and Christian apologist Larry Taunton has spent much of his career refuting just this sort of thinking, but when he encounters Sasha, a golden-haired orphan girl whose life has been shaped by atheistic theorists, he discovers an unlikely champion for the transforming power of grace.
Through the narrative of Sasha’s redemption, we see the false promises of socialism; the soul-destroying influence of unbelief; and how a society cultivates its own demise when it rejects the ultimate source of grace. We see, in short, the kind of world the atheists would give us: a world without Christianity—cold, pitiless, and graceless.
And yet, as Sasha shows us, it is a world that is not beyond the healing power of “the grace effect.” Occasionally infuriating, often amusing, but always inspiring, The Grace Effect will have you cheering for the courageous little girl who shamed the academic elitists of our day.
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