THE ADOPTION MOVEMENT BOOK REVIEWS
"This welcome book is a goldmine of the Catholic spirituality taught in the parish schools of the United States before the Second Vatican Council. It offers many helpful quotations from spiritual writers and saints. The focus is not on heroic holiness, however; but on ordinary acts of generosity and patience that win many souls for God. Its originality lies in the concept of spiritual adoption which helps us to see ourselves and our brothers and sisters as loving and beloved children of the Lord."
-Rev. Msgr. James M. Cafone
"Open the doors to Heaven as you adopt someone who has touched you. Open the doors to Heaven as you adopt someone who has touched your heart, and commit to praying for their soul for a lifetime ... I write as one who was recently adopted, quite unknown to me, and who experienced freedom form a sin I've struggled with all my life ... redemption and salvation are not a myth ... even those who've struggled for years with the same torment, confessing the same sins, CAN be forgiven, and live in the confidence of a sanctifying state of grace ... if you have not been adopted, I hope you will be ... if you are ready to give someone the gift of grace through your adoptive prayers, I hope you will. This wonderful book will show you how!"
"This book is an incarnation of love; urging us to act in the manner of Christ who condescended to us, not to condemn us but to save us. Rather than wish to see us suffer for our prodigality, He offered Himself so that we may turn to His Father and have life more abundantly. Inspired by the Spirit of God, Esmeralda has outlined simple ways in which we can change the world by changing our habits of condemning our weak brothers and sisters to adopting them and offering up sincere prayers on their behalf. In this way, God may grant them conversion and merit in the Most Precious Blood of Christ shed for all.”
- Rev. Fr. Ignatius Mary Okoroji, SDV