In Lost and Found, Sarah Jakes takes readers through her life story and how she got lost in her past and God turned her life around. She is the daughter of famous TV preacher, Bishop T.D. Jakes. When she was a teenager, she struggled to discover her own identity and she wanted people to care about her for who she was as a person not just the fact that she is the daughter of Bishop Jakes. She also felt everyone expected her to be perfect since she is the daughter of a preacher. When she was fourteen, she decided to rebel and she fell into peer pressure. She became pregnant and was terrified to reveal the news. The father didn’t want a part in raising his son. When she broke the news to her parents and her siblings, they all decided to rally around her and support her. The rest of the book, she opened up about how she found her husband in college and how she struggled with her self-esteem. Her marriage eventually ended when he was caught cheating many different times. But towards the end of the book, she revealed how she found God again and how she has found her hope.
I would recommend this amazing book to anyone who enjoys reading a book about not letting your past direct your future. I would also recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with their self-esteem and finding their true identity. I liked how personal and relatable Sarah Jakes was in sharing about her mistakes and what she learned throughout the whole ordeal. I connected with her in sharing about how she had to learn how to received God’s forgiveness for her past where she could heal and move forward. Her story is a story of redemption and countless people will be able to relate to her story. If you’re looking for an inspirational story, that will give you hope that God can reach you in your darkest need, then read this book!
“I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Publishers/ Chosen book review bloggers program.”
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