Blessed with a Gift

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Do-Overs and All Things New

Need a fresh start? Want a Do-Over? Longing for something exciting and free from pain and loss and grief and sorrow and sin and shame? All Things New by John Eldredge and published by Nelson Books recently hit the shelves.

Books by John Eldredge never disappoint me (including this one).

To Rise Above — Choose Joy

No book that I have read about any person’s life has most reminded me of Job and Job’s character amid devastation than the book From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez. Just launched by Shiloh Press, Barbour Publishing, her “Journey of Beauty from Ashes” will strengthen your faith and challenge you to choose joy – even in the midst of the storm. “For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole.” (Job 5:18–NKJV). “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before him.” (Job 13:15 NKJV).

Everything is Possible

“God has never let me down,” says Jen Bricker in her new book Everything is Possible. Anytime I become discouraged or faced with an overwhelming trial, all I have to do is look back through my life to see how He has brought me through countless trials and tribulations…

Empire’s End

THREE YEARS went by before Paul began ministering in earnest after his Damascus road experience. Have you ever wondered what happened during those three years? Where in Arabia did he go? Who did he meet there?

Media Kit

Media Kit Last Quarter 2013 ___________________________________________________ About Delana H. Stewart & Delana’s World Delana H. Stewart lives and works in the Middle East as an education consultant, home-school mom, writer, and speaker. Her goal for blogging at Delana’s World is to live transparently and provide encouragement to others. Delana desires to live a Christ-centered, joy-filled…

Divine Goodness

A book review by Delana H. Stewart. “Really God?”  I don’t know why I am so amazed, but He’s done it again. Just what I needed to hear, or in this case read, just at the right time . . . exactly the right time. Definitely a word aptly spoken . . . About a…

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Books Reviewed

Just wanted to let you know that I created a new tab — at the top of this blog — of books that I have reviewed. Click on Book Reviews or click here. Includes Adoption  books and Christian Inspiration and Devotion books. For other types of books and curriculum, check out The Ed Cafe.

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Reaching the Place of Thriving

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family by David and Renee Sanford. The chapter headings are: Welcome Home, Attachment and Bonding, Sibling and Extended Family Relationships, Developing a Support Network, Nurture and Discipline, Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, Elementary Age and Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Loss and Grief, Ethnic Identity, Early Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Effects, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, When an Adoption Disrupts or Dissolves.

international adoption, transracial adoption, mom and daughter, mother and girl

Adoptive Mothers are Real Mothers, Too!

Many well-meaning people ask adoptive mothers if the child who does not resemble them is their “real” child. From time-to-time an adopted child will even say to his/her mother, “You’re not my REAL Mother!” By real both mean biological. With Mother’s Day weekend approaching, my daughter and I chose fun books from the library on mothers. I chose to review one of them–the one about adoptive mothers. You’re Not My REAL Mother! by Molly Friedrich

Jessie Hogsett, RAD, Foster Child, Adoption

Into the Mind of a Child with RAD

Jessie suffered from Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and does an excellent job of helping readers get inside the head of a child who has suffered RAD. Parents or foster-carers or teachers who work with kids who are or have been in foster care or orphanages will benefit from reading this book. He addresses many issues, such as: abandonment, grief, longing for a parent to return, reuniting with biological parents, anger, manipulation, bedwetting, lying, stealing, fear, loneliness, cutting, destroying things, and so much more.


Review by Delana H. Stewart While internationally adopted children are grafted into a new family tree, many will desire to one day at least go visit their homelands. Some will desire to find living relatives. In her book “Are Those Kids Yours?” author Cheri Register goes beyond talking about international adoption and raising internationally adopted…

Making Connections, Making it Real

Review by: Delana H. Stewart, Author of Nine Year Pregnancy I just love Aha moments. Moments when you see the light bulb go on in your child’s eyes. Moments when you can almost reach out and touch a connection being made. Tonight my daughter and I snuggled on the sofa and read books to each…

Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child

Check out my full-length review in Adoption Today’s January 2012 issue! Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child By: Patty Cogen — Review by Delana H. Stewart This is a fantastic book that I highly recommend to anyone considering international adoption.  Even those who have already adopted abroad would find this extremely helpful (even if you’ve had…

Mary Beth Chapman, Steven Curtis Chapman, Show Hope, Adoption, , Faith

Choosing to SEE

I am reading the book Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman, wife of award-winning singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman. After having written our adoption journey, Nine Year Pregnancy, I thought it would be nice to read the journeys of others. One of the things that really resonates with me about Mary Beth’s journey is the daily reality of clinging to God for direction, wisdom, and hope each step of the way.

A Bun in the Oven–The Expectant Writer

Since June I have been writing a book. I had no idea how the book writing and preparing for publication process was so similar to pregnancy. Pregnancy actually makes a great analogy for many things. The further along I become in the process, the more ready I am to birth it out of my heart…