Comments from Readers:
SuDawn and John Peters have dedicated their lives to adopting children from all over the world. She and her husband have 13 adopted children and have one biological son. A large family who seeks to glorify God by making immense personal sacrifices that demonstrate God’s love by loving others. A conservative, homeschooling, evangelical Christian family that gets positive press. Imagine that.
"In her book Hidden for Glory, Destined for Adoption, SuDawn Peters shares testimonies of God's faithfulness and love, even in hurtful situations and valleys of uncertainty. Facing head on such excuses as unemployment, age, race, size of their family, and health issues, they have found that nothing could stop God's plan as they obediently followed Him. From their first adoption over 28 years ago to their latest addition hidden to reveal a surprising double blessing, the journey has been unique.
This book is one that no Christian should miss reading. As everyday challenges and seemingly insignificant events mesh into stories of inspiration and great spiritual significance, you will realize anew, that conception is purposed and each life is incredibly special in God's eyes.
Whether you are considering adopting a child, a veteran looking for encouragement, a birth mother struggling with your part in the big picture of life, an adoptee searching for identity, or someone who simply enjoys reading about God's awesome orchestration of lives, it is this family's prayer that you will find hope, and renewed vision within these pages. In giving of themselves, they have found the true purpose of life. God does have a plan.
A beautiful story about the unending faith of a couple who have adopted many children and have overcome enormous obstacles with their faith.
SuDawn Peters is a Veteran Homeschool Mom and Author of “Hidden for Glory . . . Destined for Adoption.” SuDawn and her husband, John, have adopted many children of different races and special needs. They have homeschooled their 14 children over the years facing challenges both common and uncommon.
~~~~~~~~~~The story of a Christian family's compelling mission to adopt orphans and bring glory to God's name. A message for birth families, adopted persons and families, all members of the Christian church.
"I read (your) book last night and today. (Others) have to get this book. It is a wonderful look at the power of God in getting HIS chosen children to HIS chosen family in HIS chosen time. It will make you laugh, make you cry and make you pray. It gave me the faith to wait on God for the child I know HE has chosen to bring to our family. I am confident that He will make the way…
"I got the book this afternoon…I got pulled in immediately with your intro, the memories you share. I appreciate your openness of the struggles you faced in your faith with (the adoption of) each child, when from the outside, the rest of us think you just ‘adopted your children’…oh, what little we all know!
…"As far as the book goes…I LOVED it!! I read it straight through in a couple of days…was quite worn out just READING about all your challenges, and changes and moving!…(The book) showed the reality of adoption…foreign, mixed race, and special needs. It was so open, a "soul-baring" account…I know your willingness to share your experiences and feelings …will benefit many people in their decision on whether or not adoption is truly for them. I came away from it with the overall pure and real LOVE you and all your family have for each other. …It is so wonderful to see God’s hand on the lives of His people.
"…I finished your book completely yesterday…what a blessing! And now…I do not feel like I’m abnormal…Praise God! I so totally identified with so many of your entries..So much of your life…so much of the ‘lack of support/understanding’, etc. Thank you for putting it on paper…did my heart good!
~~~~~~~~~~A wonderful testimony of God's desire to work in our lives to help others in need. SuDawn had a special calling early in her life, and she and her husband John, responded to that call with courage and dedication. Hidden for Glory; Destined for Adoption offers hope, encouragement and support to those willing to respond to God's call in their life despite the challenges.
Barbara Burke @ www.adoptionfamily.org
"Hidden for Glory…
Photo taken by: THE MORNING NEWS Su Dawn Peters poses with her book