Looking for something to inspire you this winter? Here are six relevant books you don’t want to miss in 2016. 



1. Scared by Tom Davis

This page-turning novel weaves an engaging story with Davis’ heart for the orphan. If you’re looking for a compelling book that just might move you to action, this is it


2. Children of Hope by Vernon Brewer and Noel Brewer Yeatts

Filled with stories of real children effected by AIDS, Brewer and Yeatts lead you through the harsh realities that reach the most vulnerable to practical steps you can take to make a difference.


3. From Ashes to Africa by Josh and Amy Bottomly

This family’s journey through infertility and international adoption is deeply compelling. If you would like to better support adoptive families around you or are going through the process yourself, this is worth reading.


4. Wait No More by Kelly and John Rosati

As advocates for the vulnerable, Christ-followers and Foster Care/Adoptive parents, the Rosati’s have a wealth of personal stories to share. They show us what family truly means, and are a powerful example to learn from whether you’re adopting on your own or not!


5. The Grace Effect by Larry Alex Taunton

“This highly readable book is a collection of powerful insights into the long-term consequences of spiritual indifference and, above all, a remarkable example of how to conquer it.” – Dr. Olivera Petrovich, Oxford

Taunton’s adoption journey and care for the vulnerable is woven with a tender heart for God. It is a journey showing us “how the power of one life can reverse the corruption of unbelief.”


6. He Walks Among Us by Richard and Renee Stearns

Through these short daily devotionals and beautiful photography, the Stearns inspire us to live with thankful hearts and encourage us to live simply so that others might simply live.


What else would you add to this list? We would love to hear what’s inspiring you!