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H. Smith

Concord, Ca | Listener Since 2010

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  • The Gathering: One Family's Adoption Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Annie Laurie, Brian Richardson
    • Narrated By Annie Laurie, Brian Richardson
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    (5)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Daddy, please send mommy to find me!After years of gut-wrenching struggles, almost a half a million in adoption expenses, months of separation, hours and hours of pleading prayers on our knees and silently in our hearts, this was it, and there she was. The Gathering is the account of an incredibly courageous woman.

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    What did you love best about The Gathering?

    I loved this book. I loved the way this couple prayed and talked to God. They prayed for specific things, and when they did not receive them they didn't stop praying or quit, instead they prayed for something a little bit different - hoping that God just wanted something a little different than what they wanted.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gathering?

    The first really memorable thing that was shared after they adopted four children they had really worked hard to adopt was, "Why would God answer our prayer?" Answer, "Because we're His children." If God is the father of your life, you can have the same hope that He will tend to your prayers.


    What does Annie Laurie and Brian Richardson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Both Annie Laurie and Brian have what I would call soft-spoken voices. I listened to their story mostly at night, but it was not awkward because their voices are continually hopeful and soothing. Their narration made it even easier to imagine them adopting 19 children and taking care of them with joy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, but I don't want to spoil any part of the book for any future listener.


    Any additional comments?

    Annie Laurie and Brian believe that God sometimes speaks to people directly. I know not every Christian believes this, but I hope they will still listen to the book because this couple and their family loved God and the people they came into contact with, with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and we all need more examples of that.

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