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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 158 pages
  • Publisher: WND Books; 1 edition (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936488418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936488414
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

     In The Pink Pagoda, Dr. James Garrow tells two stories: his personal involvement in helping rescue more than 36,000 Chinese baby girls from death, and the tragic story of a widely used and malicious cultural practice that crosses borders and spans centuries. Transitioning from reluctant participant in an off-the-books adoption program to a visible champion for the rights of these babies whose parents wished to "set them aside," Garrow's story parallels our own. Most Westerners are only vaguely aware of the extent to which China's one-baby-per-household restriction has played out in that country and around the world and what they can do to stop it.

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95 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Brian H. Stuy on March 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Jim introduces us to his story by describing his great success in all things financial, and how this success brought him to China. The book, he writes, is the story of how he came to save over 40,000 babies between 2000 and 2012. When I interviewed him in 2008, Garrow claimed to have saved 24,000. By 2009 it had apparently risen to 31,000 (p. 149), 2010 the number had climbed to 34,000 and now, in 2012, it stands at 40,000 (Pink Pagoda "Introduction"). In his introduction he also admits that many might call him a "human trafficker", an accusation he freely and enthusiastically embraces.

I read Jim's account, and while possibly true, I find the lens through which he sees the event as Western, simplified, and largely unfamiliar.

I got the same feeling while reading Jim's account of how he found a home for the unwanted baby. He met an American expat living in China whose wife lived in the United States. The man explained that they wanted to adopt, but that it seemed to take a long time to do the paperwork, etc. Jim told him he could adopt right away. Now, I'm sure that most readers familiar with the adoption might at this point be wondering how in the world this adoption could be completed.

Adoptive families from China will no doubt be interested in knowing what his book says about his work to bring unwanted babies into China's orphanages in order for them to be adopted internationally. While he is quite outspoken in private conversations and correspondence about the destination of most of the children he has supposedly rescued, the book is almost completely silent about his interactions with China's orphanages. He does recount one story involving Yoda, his protective intelligence officer, and an orphanage in Chongqing Municipality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James M. Foard on April 2, 2014
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Hi, I have searched the web in vain for more detailed information about “Dr” Jim Garrow. His website no longer exists. When it was up there was precious little information as to what he had actually done and very little documentation. Apparently the "pink pagoda" is a fraud, along with Garrow's claims of rescuing hundreds (or thousands) of babies in China. His stories are rather fantastic, and all totally unverified.
It grieves me to see the body of Christ once again being taken in by a charlatan claiming to have “inside” knowledge of clandestine operations and some secret “deeper” insight into current headlines that he is willing to share with his gullible Christian audience.
My baloney detector tells me that Mr. Garrow is another Tony Anthony / Ergun Caner / Mike Warnke clone.
His claims of having been nominated for a Nobel Prize are ludicrous; anyone can send in a submission for any person to the Nobel Committee to be considered, but for that person to be seriously considered the name has to go through a vetting process that is fairly rigorous, and there have to be corroborating witnesses from a variety of sources.
I suspect that the person sending in the name of Jim Garrow for the Nobel Prize is none other than Jim Garrow.
Please do not discredit the witness of Christ by having this phoney person on your show again. I know that he has been making the rounds lately on blogtalk radio and is the latest fad in Christian radio pop culture, but I believe this man is a phoney, do some research, he needs to be exposed.
James M. Foard
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VJB on August 7, 2013
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I understand that things could not be published in this book, but I wish there had been more about the outcomes of these adoptions - whether the girls are ok or not. I have to give him a lot of credit for finding homes for these girls - they deserve a chance to live and be happy. Less on the money involved and his going against Chinese laws and more about the kids would have been nice. I just expected more from this book and was disappointed.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By EAR on November 17, 2013
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"Dr". James Garrow is a character for sure. Google him. He is not a Dr of anything and has a questionable past. Delusions of grandiosity
for sure. Everything about his operation is very secretive and
mysterious, which is a great cover for him and his fantasy. Anyone who knows anything about China adoption will know that this story is pure fiction.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Elaine Hinze on June 24, 2013
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This is a great book--I have never heard of Jim Garrow until reading this book but he is a great man. The Chinese children/girls are dear to my heart and he has saved over 40,000 of them from certain death..
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grandpa on November 11, 2013
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This book gives the reader a good view of interrelationships and values of Chinese people as they interact with their Western contacts. The book is written with an easy to read style as Dr. Garrow offers a revealing view into his inner soul.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Debby believes on November 23, 2012
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Wow! How wonderful to learn about someone who is seeking to make a difference in the world where there are so many orphans
and who wants to do all he can to place them in good, caring homes. This is a "mission impossible" mission and this man and
his "team" and doing a marvelous work by the grace of God. I'd love to learn more about sponsoring a little girl myself!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James L. Edwards on April 8, 2013
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I would highly recommend this book to everyone who is interested in saving lives and helping people. Dr. Jarrow should have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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