The Call to Care: A Compassionate Response to Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
: Bethany Christian Services CEO Bill Blacquiere urges readers to step up and step out to make a difference in the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. What does it mean to follow Jesus' command to care for...
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Bethany Christian Services CEO Bill Blacquiere urges readers to step up and step out to make a difference in the lives of the world's most vulnerable children.
What does it mean to follow Jesus' command to care for "the least of these"? Bill Blacquiere invites readers to explore a myriad of options for loving vulnerable children. The Call to Care offers:
• An overview of the many faces of adoption
• Background on the theology of family
• Information on foster care and support services
• Guidance in caring for refugee families and children
• Insight for encouraging churches to support adoptive, foster, and refugee families
From his vast experience working with vulnerable children in the United States and internationally, Blacquiere inspires and challenges readers to discover the joy of caring for the vulnerable and hurting.
Ann Byle is a freelance journalist, author, and literary agent. As a journalist she writes for Publishers Weekly, NovelCrossing.com, and Christian Retailing magazine. She is the author of The Making of a Christian Bestseller and coauthor of Soul Surfer Devotions with surfer Bethany Hamilton and The Edge of Redemption with Troy Evans. She and her husband have four children and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Bill Blacquiere served Bethany Christian Services for thirty-two years as chief operating officer, director of operations for Michigan, and most recently CEO, retiring at the end of 2017. He also served on the boards of the National Council for Adoption and the Christian Alliance for Orphans. He and his family live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.