When I read the synopsis of The Grace Effect: How the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief I was drawn by the combination of special needs children and adoption. Larry Alex Taunton has written a powerfully informative book of his family’s journey through the adoption of Sasha, a young Ukranian orphan. Sasha, with her smile and determination despite her circumstances, drew Larry, his wife Lauri, and their three boys, Christopher, Zachary, and Michael into her world at the orphanage and inextricably bound her to their hearts forever.
Taunton has written this book as a combination of a type of diary of the journey and experiences as well as a synopsis of the government and corruption prevalent in the Ukraine. Reading this book illuminated the love of one family, the spunky attitude of one little girl, and the corrupt government a world away from me. As the mother of a young man who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder more than twenty years ago, I understand the difficulty with the perception of others concerning a child with special needs. As a lover of all children, I eagerly anticipated this book and to read about the overseas adoption process. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about overseas adoptions and to anyone who loves to hear about the power of love, family, and God.
This book is written from the perspective that the reader may not have any prior knowledge of the adoption process or the powerful effect of corruption in the Ukraine. It was an easy read but also will entice you to keep reading even when you are tired or have an appointment to get to! Great book!
I received this book free for review from booksneeze.com.