Love You More

I have this secret obsession to learn everything I can about adoption.   I just love reading the stories of families being completed through adoption; families who God has called to an incredible journey; a journey I admire and am a little bit jealous of.

So when I was offered the book Love You More by Jennifer Grant in exchange for a review, I eagerly jumped at the chance to read this adoption journey.  Read might be to light of term; I devoured the book in 24 hours.

Jennifer Grant is a great writer who does an excellent job narrating her life before, during, and after adoption.   She had me hooked and sympathizing with the first paragraph of the first chapter when she writes, “With three children born within three and a half years, we were in constant motion, changing diapers, filling sippy cups, and snapping and unsnapping the shallow little snaps on baby clothes…we could not remember what it felt like to sleep late or to spend a whole Saturday morning drinking coffee and reading the paper.”   Yes I can definitely relate to that!

From here she takes you through life as she raised her first three children and then felt a calling from God to adopt.   Her views on adoption are refreshing and her journey as they waited throughout the adoption process, brought their daughter home, and then adjusted to life with four children is truthful, eye-opening, and inspiring.

This book is a great and easy read, and I truly enjoyed reading it.  Overall, if you are looking for a good book to dive into, I highly recommend Love You More.

3 Responses to “Love You More”

  1. Erica Peterson August 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I’ll have to check that book out. BTW, don’t know if you heard, but Brian and I are about a year into our adoption journey. All our paperwork is done and our dossier is getting translated to send to China. We will hopefully be traveling to pick up the newest member of our family. : )

    • kari August 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

      I didn’t know that!!! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to meet your baby!

  2. K.L. August 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    I would also highly recommend this beautifully written book, if only to understand adoption better and to be reminded of God’s particular concern for orphans. It’s a great book for anyone considering adding a child to their family, whether via adoption or birth.

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