The Girl in the Orange Dress: Searching for a Father Who Does Not Fail

The Girl in the Orange Dress Searching for a Father Who Does Not Fail Chosen Special Those are the words Margot Starbuck used to describe herself as a child adopted into a loving family And when her adoptive parents divorced her dad moved east and her mom and dad each

  • Title: The Girl in the Orange Dress: Searching for a Father Who Does Not Fail
  • Author: Margot Starbuck
  • ISBN: 9780830836277
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chosen Special Those are the words Margot Starbuck used to describe herself as a child adopted into a loving family And when her adoptive parents divorced, her dad moved east, and her mom and dad each got remarried, she told herself that she was extra loved, since she had than two parents and people in different times zones who cared about her But the word she Chosen Special Those are the words Margot Starbuck used to describe herself as a child adopted into a loving family And when her adoptive parents divorced, her dad moved east, and her mom and dad each got remarried, she told herself that she was extra loved, since she had than two parents and people in different times zones who cared about her But the word she really believed about herself was rejected First by her birthparents Then by her adoptive father when he moved away Then by her stepfather Then by her birthfather a second time, when she tried to invite him into her life Most of all, Margot felt rejected by God the Father, who she also suspected could not be trusted Margot s story begins with a woman looking for her biological father But it doesn t end when she finds him Instead, his rejection punctures her soul and sends her on a different search one that leads to a different Father This Father did not just sacrifice a son like the parents she knew, but instead gave his own life out of love for her Maybe you ve been disappointed and wounded by parents who divorced, left, were abusive, or simply weren t there Enter into Margot s story She has been where you are She knows the pain you carry And her journey can lead you to the God who nurtures, protects and always says, I am for you.

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    1. Margot Starbuck is passionate about communicating to individuals, in print and in speech, the promise that because God, in Jesus Christ, is with us and for us, we re made to be with and for others neighborlove Her first book, The Girl in the Orange Dress Searching For a Father Who Does Not Fail, was awarded the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association s best nonfiction book of the year for 2011 She s also the author of four other books about giving receiving God s love She is an active speaker and has appeared at Messiah College, Wheaton College, Friends University, MOPs International, Young Life Women s Weekend, Urban Promise Ministry Summit, Lifest and the Wild Goose Festival.

    2. Passages that were very meaningful to me:Page 158: “One day Peter encouraged me to go walking, thinking how it had often improved my mood. I patiently explained to him that when I was depressed—a very sterile and clinical word, I think, to describe what it is to wallow in one’s own personal pit of hell—I could not even move my legs or arms, let alone approach anything resembling my target heart rate. I also warned him that if any friendly, gardening neighbor dared to speak to me I would [...]

    3. Throughout her childhood, Margot Starbuck was always told that she was “chosen and special”. She was adopted when she was just a few weeks old. Always thinking that her upbringing was nothing but happy and warm because she had so many people who loved her, reality hit her hard as an adult. Margot started to feel the pain of abandonment, from her birth father and her adoptive father, and her heavenly Father. Margot was also going through life with a smile on her face to hide her pain all the [...]

    4. This book was on my "to be read" stack for about a year. Then my mother invited me to attend a women's conference with her featuring Margot Starbuck as the speaker. This prompted me to read the book to get a feel for the speaker. I'm glad I did. I passed the book along to my mother, who read it in record time. She went up to Margot that weekend and told her how much she enjoyed the book. I stood next to them tongue-tied. I get so nervous around authors; why is that? Margot was adopted at a few w [...]

    5. Surprise, surprise I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure I was going to, not because I don't believe in the importance of a relationship with God, but because I don't care for preachy literature. The Girl in the Orange Dress was not preachy. Starbuck embraces her neuroses as much as the next person. At times, the book is hilarious, while at other times, one can feel her pain. It wasn't overly preachy, and she definitely admits to having faults of her own (as well as the faults of her family) [...]

    6. This book spoke to me on two different levels. As a person who forgets the incredible depth of God's love for me, it was a good book. As an adoptive mother who is realizing more and more how my children's past colors every day of their lives, it was a great book. Margot Starbuck shares her own deep struggles in this easy to read - and at times even funny - memoir. The truths she has discovered are significant for adopted children, adoptive parents, anyone who has ever felt rejected by others, an [...]

    7. This was a book club pick, and the premise of the story sounded awesome! A girl who's been adopted, and then whose father moves away, looking for a father that'll stick around and ends up realizing who the Man is that she can count on sounds inspiring! Unfortunately, I was not inspired by this book. It made me depressed. Margot Starbuck had come through debilitating pain, both physically and mentally, and I admire thatbut the way this book was written did not leave me with an "ahhhhh" feeling.

    8. I liked Lauren Winner's review: "She narrates the Christian spiritual life with winsome humor and (occasionally scary) honesty. Pretty much every woman I know will be getting "The Girl in the Orange Dress" for her birthday."As for me: I closed it with a thank you to Margot for writing and with the name Beloved on my lips and in my soul, whispering its fragrance into the dark, stale recesses of my heart.

    9. Fantastic. I loved this book. Even though I have a healthy relationship with my Dad, I took a ton away from these pages (in fact, I barely put it down.)I really reccomend this book for girls of all ages. It's a facinating glimpse of a woman who has suffered much, and the grace God has given her. It is a beautiful story about how much our Heavenly Father loves us. Margot Starbuck is a remarkable woman God will continue to use to touch the lives of countless people.

    10. A constant reminder of God's unconditional love for us, his desire for us in relational intimacy, the truth of his consistency even through our thoughts of unworthiness, his stability in our hesitant apprehension and most of all clarity of unfailing love with two simple words"I am" and for me, that's more than enough :)

    11. This book has broken - and helped to repair - my heart. As a mother by adoption, reading Starbuck's memoir on her own adoption (and knowing that she is mother, by adoption, to one of her kids) I hung on every word. Her honestly, truth-telling about the confusion and pain of having parents hurt us or leave, is stunning.

    12. I thought her autobiography-like book would focus more on the subject of the book and less on her day to day life. Wrong. It wasn't a bad book, but I don't feel like it added anything to my knowledge or even entertainment.

    13. As a foster parent (and potential adoptive parent), I find it really helpful to read memoirs from the perspective of adult adoptees. This book was easy to read and gave me some insight into the author's unique situation. She does so with humor and a lot of honesty.

    14. I am not sure why I ended up reading this book. But it just did not do it for me. There are some good bits in, but as a memoir it is rather poor.

    15. I really enjoyed this book by Margot Starbuck for the honesty shared. The author grew up in my neighborhood and I can attest to her spectacular, sun-shiny personality. Courageous!

    16. This was a good read - true story of a girl who was adopted and her spiritual and emotional quest to find a father who "will not fail".Highly recommended

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