JULY 10, 2013
A book by Freed-Hardeman University professor Ryan Fraser has been published by Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. “The Spiritual Narratives of Adoptive Parents” is a part of the American University Studies Series VII: Theology and Religion.
“Sparse information has been collected on the issue of adoptive parents’ spiritual narratives,” Fraser said. Although much attention has been given to two essential parts of the adoption triad—adopted persons and birth parents, adoptive parents have been largely overlooked, he said. His book reveals the distinctive re-authoring process of Christian adoptive parents’ faith narratives.
Fraser is a represented author with Hartline Literary Agency in Pittsburgh, Pa. A 1989 graduate of FHU, Fraser now serves his alma mater as an assistant professor of counseling in the graduate school. He is a Certified Pastoral Counselor in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Additionally, Fraser preaches at the Bethel Springs Church of Christ.
The cover image of “The Spiritual Narratives of Adoptive Parents,” entitled “Home is in the Hands,” was created by 2012 FHU graduate Brandyn Graves. Graves graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art.
The publishers recommend the book for courses in family studies, marriage and the family, adoption studies, pastoral theology, pastoral counseling, Christian counseling, theological anthropology and practical theology. It is available through Amazon.com and PeterLang.com.