Friday, May 30, 2014
Lost &Found : Finding Hope in the Detour of Life
LOST & FOUND : FINDING HOPE IN THE DETOUR OF LIFE
Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And a few years later, when a fairy-tale marriage ended in a spiral of hurt and rejection, she could have let her pain dictate her future.
Instead, she found herself surrounded by a God she'd given up on, crashing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed of. Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into His perfection.
More than a memoir, Lost and Found offers hope and encouragement. Perhaps you, like Sarah, find yourself wandering the detours of life. Regardless of how lost you feel, you, too, can be found.
A fascinating read. Jakes is transparent; her raw honesty serves to bring the most profound gospel truth to life. Grace. In all its glory. Jakes personal story bears a powerful testimony of how the lost can be found. That no matter what happens, Christ can redeem our circumstances. It also made me think about how we (individuals and society) can set kids up to fail without realizing it. Peer pressure is a powerful force but so is the keen desire to fit in. And outward judgement. An excellent book that will get you thinking.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.