Take a Look Inside—Adopting the Father’s Heart

We are in the final proofing phase of my book, Adopting the Father’s Heart. I thought that you might enjoy taking a look inside. You can even give me your advice on the cover design by leaving a comment.


Softcover Design

Softcover Design


Here is the tagline if you didn’t know I was writing a book:

Adopting the Father’s Heart is a vulnerable and challenging look into God’s call to orphan care through one couple’s experience with adoption.

Want to take a look at the table of contents? Sure you do!

Table of Contents

You can read the first two chapters here for free:

Chapter 1—Are We Ready for This?

Chapter 2—The Call of the Father’s Heart

I am publishing with Westbow Press, a self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson. You can read more about my decision to self-publish with Westbow here: Author as Entrepreneur.

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Have any advice on the cover design? Please share it here in the comments section.


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I am a longtime Austinite. Married my beautiful wife over 25 years ago. Adopted our son September 2012. Currently a writer and loving it. Previous jobs and careers include project management, missionary, and pastor. I enjoy sports (both watching and playing), traveling, reading, digging in dirt and hanging with my friends and family.

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14 thoughts on “Take a Look Inside—Adopting the Father’s Heart

    • Linda, thank you for taking a look at the cover design. I have made some changes to it. I will post the updates soon. I will also post my thoughts about publishing with Westbow. Overall, it has been positive.

  1. I can’t see anything I don’t like about it. The cover is nice, have you toyed with a black and white image to see how it looks? What about black and white with the kid in color? Or the father?

  2. I like the cover just fine. It is very subtle, calming even. I grew up around the ocean and can feel what the image is saying. I also read the two chapters (I think the first one didn’t download all the way tough. Curious to know how the story ended) – Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I like the front cover. I’m wondering about the back cover. You have plenty of room for a couple of author blurbs/referrals if you move your author information down.

  4. I like the cover layout a lot! My one thought would be: Is there are reason that the words are so low, over the ocean slightly, rather than filling the white space above? Other than that, very nice.

  5. Love the title! It’s so true! As God has brought us through our miscarriage and a lot of heartache, we began seeking His will in our plans to have children. Soon realized God was calling us to adoption. We believe that adoption is not our last option to have children, and certainly not second best. What a wonderful thing God created. After all, He first adopted us as His children. Can’t wait to read your book!