A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God
Yuille, J. Stephen
“‘How long, O Lord?’ is the piercing cry which Stephen and Alison Yuille lived over many years of praying that God would give them children. This book is a precious mosaic of personal stories and biblical teaching that go straight to the heart.”See All
Dr. Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“Adoption is a doubly–beautiful doctrine. Stephen Yuille looks to the Bible and explains the theology of adoption, and he looks to his own family to show adoption lived out. Read it and be blessed.”See All
Pastor, Author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment
“Stephen Yuille highlights with power and passion what adoption is from the human and divine perspectives—both of which are central to the Gospel. Stephen and Alison tell the great and sometimes difficult story of their journey to Emma—the fulfillment of a hope deferred. Readers wanting to understand adoption will certainly enjoy this book.”See All
Rev. Scott Roley
We use the word adoption very casually today—we speak of adopting pets, books, and highways. Yet the word has a far nobler significance.
Adoption is the permanent placement of a child in a family with all its rights and privileges. God has forever placed us in his family. He has forever made us his children. He has forever changed our legal status. A Hope Deferred probes the depths of this wonderful reality and intertwines these blessings with an account of one family’s journey to international adoption. The result is a valuable glimpse into the essential relationship between adoption, affliction, and the fatherhood of God over his people.