First of all, if you are intolerant of religious people, this is not the book for you. Often times the authors refer to asking God for direction, the whispers of God/children, and how they have been strengthened and have grown in Godly ways through their process of raising their 5 biological children and adopting so many more. The heart of the book centers on their frustrations and disappointments with the foster care system and their ultimate triumph when they complete their very large family.
It's a good book, but sometimes hard to relate to someone that had 5 kids by age 25, "knew" what God had planned for her, and sometimes would go to extreme lengths but other times had to walk away - if only for a time - from children with which they connected. I was drawn in by the struggle with the "4 little ones" and the adoption of their 5 children from Haiti.
If you are tolerant of, or are a very religious person and you are thinking of adopting, especially if you have some bio-children of your own, this would be a good read - especially if you are struggling through the common setbacks of adoptions.
Love the content of this book, it was my first introduction to Dennis Prager many years ago - back then, on cassette tape.
However, Dennis really should have narrated his own book. The narrator is adequate, clear but seriously lacks the personality and intonation of Prager. Prager's clever lines fall flat in this version.
It is still very worth the time to listen, for content.
No matter if you are republican or democrat, you should find this heartwarming story of life lessons worth your time. It's not quite as "soupy" as Chicken Soup for the Soul - but I loved the stories of family, hard work, values, determination and guts. This audiobook is also easy to listen to because Tim was a gifted story teller.
Well worth the credit!
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