Lost and Found, by Kendra Fletcher {Book Review}

About Lost and Found

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.

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My Review

We’ve all been in situations where we ask God, “Why? Why me? When will it stop? How much more can I take?” This book is for every time I, or you, or we, ask that question.

Kendra Fletcher shares her story eloquently and gracefully in Lost and Found. I read the book in just a few sittings; her story gripped me immediately and wouldn’t let me go until I was done.

I felt like I wasn’t just reading a book, that I was literally sitting next to her with a cup of coffee as she shared her gut-wrenching story. Lost and Found – and Kendra – are approachable, relatable, and above all encouraging in the face of incredible challenges.

I do wish we knew more of what happened next, but it hasn’t yet been written (literally or figuratively)!

Highly recommended book.

About Kendra Fletcher

Kendra Fletcher, author of Lost and FoundKendra 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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