Saturday, April 26, 2014
Lost & Found (Review)
I love reading personal stories and memoirs so I was excited to read this book by Sarah Jakes called "Lost & Found". I have actually heard of her pastor father, T.D. Jakes, although I have never heard his sermons before and I knew nothing about their family when I read the book. By the end of the book, I had great respect for Sarah and I really feel her pain. There is a struggle in her life with being labeled as a preacher's kid, and I know that is a tough road to walk. She is extremely open about the twists and turns in her life, but always solid are her parents. Her parents never gave up on her, and while some may think they didn't exude enough tough love, Sarah proclaims they gave her exactly what she needed, because they always showed Christ's love to her. I know this is Sarah's story and I don't want to take away from that, but I feel like her parents can teach us all a great lesson too. I, too, strayed when I was younger, and my parents always brought me back in much like the Jakes continued to rescue Sarah. My story is not as dramatic, but now that I am a parent I hope to show that same love to my children that my parents showed to me and the Jakes showed to Sarah.
What a great story. Well written and I love the honesty of Sarah. I highly recommend this book.
Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Lost and Found ITPE: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life