Book Recommendation: ​ReFraming Foster Care

Leah Tripp

Jason Johnson’s 2018 book, ReFraming Foster Care : Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel is an honest, yet hopeful look into the world of foster care through Johnson’s own experience as a foster parent.

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The book is a collection of reflections on the lessons Johnson and his wife, Emily have learned through their years foster parenting. Johnson boldly addresses the fears, trials, and grief associated with foster care and parenting, but also openly speaks of the necessity of gospel centered foster parents and the healing the process can bring, not just for foster children, but for foster parents as well.

Johnson’s book brings breathes new life into the discussion of foster care by discussing the various parallels between the gospel of Christ and the potential for ministry within the foster care. Johnson’s focus is never on the heroism or sacrifice of foster parents themselves, but rather, on the calling that God places in the hearts of believers to carry out the mission of loving others fully and well.

Johnson’s book has received glowing reviews, both from critics and everyday readers. Declared by one reader as a “must read for anyone involved in the foster care process,” ReFraming Foster Care is a worthy purchase for those currently foster parenting, those who are considering becoming foster parents, or those who seek to gain a better understanding of how to help foster families within their community.

Each chapter of Johnson’s book contains personal reflection questions and a group discussion guide so that the concepts included in the book can be discussed with spouses, family members, or small groups.

To learn more about Johnson’s journey in the foster care system, or to purchase your copy ofReFraming Foster Care, visit Johnson’s website.