Chosen for Greatness (Hardcover)

How Adoption Changes the World

By Paul Batura, Eric Metaxas (Foreword by), Larry King (Afterword by)

Salem Books, 9781621575856, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2016

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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.

About the Author

Paul Batura is vice president of communications for Focus on the Family. With more than two decades of diverse experience in the news media, broadcast journalism, publishing and non-profit administration, Batura has been with Focus on the Family since 1998. The author of five books and contributor to others, Batura's writings are motivated and inspired by a desire to encourage and lift the hearts of others. Most recently, he collaborated with Jim Daly on ReFocus: Living a Life that Reflects God's Heart. Batura and his wife, Julie, had the privilege of adopting their three young boys, Riley, Will and Alex, at birth. They join countless other families in celebrating the courageous decision of birthmothers and birthfathers who choose life. Batura and his family reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado