About the Book:
The "right" homeschooling philosophy. The "right" brand of theology. The "right" meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting.
Kendra Fletcher, homeschooling mom of eight, had it all "right," until it all fell apart. In the course of eighteen months, Kendra found her baby in a coma, ran over her five-year-old, and nearly lost her eight-year-old to a septic ruptured appendix.
Lost and Found is the story of how God used those events to transform her family's self-righteous religion into freedom in Christ.
Fletcher's debut book is the gripping true story of how God used suffering to save her family from empty religion. As wave after wave of crisis hit, the Fletchers discovered that getting religion "right" wasn't a good substitute for a living relationship with a loving God. Through their suffering, they learned about misplaced identities and false hope, and they threw themselves wholly into the arms of Jesus-where they found the grace they needed.
Fletcher, a well-known writer and conference speaker in Christian homeschooling circles, addresses the quiet legalism that so easily infiltrates Christian communities and exposes the dangers of focusing our hopes on the "right" ways of worship, work, and family life. More than a memoir,
Lost and Found invites all of us to give up the things that hold us in bondage and find our value, worth, significance, hope, and identity in Christ alone.
I would recommend this amazing book to anyone who is desperately seeking grace and they are tired of following religion and all the rules. I liked how open Kendra Fletcher was about her trials and her fears she experience in her life. Kendra’s suffered the fear of losing her young child to a deadly virus and eventually the baby went into a coma. She also ran over her five year old with her car and the amazing story about how miracle nothing was broken. Her eight year old had a rupture appendix. Not to mention, that all of this occurring in a two year span. All of this helped her to realize she didn’t have a close relationship with Christ. She placed her identity in the wrong things. She had to learn about the love of Christ and how to accept grace. I especially connected with the importance of receiving grace and finding our true identity completely in Christ. Kendra and her family went through a bunch of difficult situations and they had to learn how to rely on God and receive his grace through it all.
“I received a review copy of Lost and Found from Litfuse for this review.”
About the Author:
Kendra Fletcher writes on faith and education for a variety of publications, including her blog. She is also a frequent speaker at homeschooling conventions, but she spends most of her time with her very large family. The Fletchers reside in California, where they play in the Pacific Ocean as often as possible.
Find out more about Kendra at http://www.kendrafletcher.com.
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