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Chosen for greatnesss : how adoption changes the world / Paul J. Batura ; with a foreword by Eric Metaxes and an afterword by Lary King.

Batura, Paul J., (author.). Metaxas, Eric, (writher of foreword.). King, Larry, 1933- (writer of afterword.).

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 362.734 BAT CHO (Text) 34207002067487 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781621575856
  • Physical Description: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regenery Faith, [2016]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: On the verge of everything -- Chapter One: Steve Jobs -- Chapter Two: Nancy Reagan -- Chapter Three: Nelson Mandela -- Adoption milestones: adoption in ancient times -- Chapter Four: Babe Ruth -- Chapter Five: John Hancock -- Chapter Six: Dave Thomas -- Adoption milestones: the rise and fall of orphanages -- Chapter Seven: Art Linkletter -- Chapter Eight: Gerald Ford -- Chapter Nine: George Washington Carver -- Adoption milestones: riding the rails to tomorrow -- Chapter Ten: Tom Monaghan -- Chapter Eleven: Newt Gingrich -- Chapter Twelve: Scott Hamilton -- Adoption milestones: adoptions in America -- Chapter Thirteen: Faith Hill -- Chapter Fourteen: Johann Sebastian Bach -- Chapter Fifteen: Leo Tolstoy -- Adoption milestons: embroyo adoption -- Chapter Sixteen: The ultimate story: Jesus of Nazareth.
Summary, etc.:
The history of adoption is the history of the world itself. Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate. Chosen for Greatness profiles 16 well-known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families. Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports, religion to entertainment, technology to politics. These adoptees didn't accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted; rather, it was their adoption that played a positive and critical role on the road to their success. This unique book is an inspiration for the hundreds of thousands of US families who adopt each year and will forever change the way everyone understands the incredible global tradition of adoption. With a foreword by Eric Metaxas and an afterword by Larry King. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Adoption > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Adoptees > United States > Biography.

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