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Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace by Kendra Fletcher Book Review

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.

My Review:

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.

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The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts with You by Ryan and Amanda Leak Book Review

In The One, Ryan and Amanda Leak shared how they met and how they fell in love. They decided to get engaged and married on the same day. Amanda revealed to one of her best friends that she would love to get engaged and married on the same day. So Ryan was determined to make her dream come true. It took a lot of planning and making sure Amanda had no idea what Ryan was really up to. This book is written to encourage single people and married people to not settle than less than God’s best and to wait on His timing. They both encouraged single people to work on themselves and make sure they are whole and take time to heal from our past wounds. They also recommended to not living our life waiting for our special someone to enter our lives. We need to be actively living our lives without them and living a life to the fullest. Life doesn’t begin when we meet them. 

I would recommend this amazing dating and marriage book to anyone who is ready for a deeper marriage. I especially liked how open Ryan and Amanda Leak was and how they took turns conveying the message that was on their hearts to encourage their readers. I’m currently single and this book helped to reinforce the importance of making sure I’m whole and healed from my past before trying to merge with another person. I don’t want the past to contaminate my future wife. I loved their story and how extremely high Ryan set the bar for all guys. Most people won’t necessary get engaged and married within the same day. This book is an excellent read for single and married folks and I believe it will help strengthen and help build your marriage. 

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