Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Litfuse Review: Lost & Found by:Kendra Fletcher

Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace
About the Book:
What happens when you lose your religion? Kendra Fletcher, homeschooling mom of eight, took pride in having it all together the right schooling, the right theology, the right church. Everything was right. Then it all fell apart. Three of their children were taken to the brink of death in a period of eighteen months. 

 As wave after wave of crisis hit their family, they learned that getting religion right wasn't a good substitute for a living relationship with a loving God. As they learned about their misplaced identities and false hope, they found that religion couldn't save them only Jesus. Only Jesus gives the grace we need to survive and thrive. Only in Jesus will our lives overflow with his grace, love, and mercy spilling out over our families like the life-giving good news it is meant to be.

My Review:
 I'm going to tell you right now, you never know what God is protecting you from and you don't know what He will happen in your life. You will be happily moving along living life and then all of a sudden, your life is turned upside down. You won't see it coming and you won't understand why it is happening. But what is so great about having a Savior is that He does know all the answers to your questions. He does so we don;t have to. Isn't that amazing?

 Kendra Fletcher and her family know this all too well. They know what its like to happily be living life and...BOOM..life is interrupted. They say that God allows these things so that we will cling ever tightly to Him. Having gone through a lot in life myself, I would have to say that this is so dead on. Love will come through sacrifice and pain. We experience this through the growing and the stretching that He allows us to go through and in the midst of the pain and sacrifice we grow closer to Him.

 Kendra thought, believed, and lived that as long as she did everything "right" than God had her back. She wouldn't go through "stuff", especially the bad stuff. But she learned very quickly that this is the wrong way to look at life and God was determined to show her this error in judgement even if it was through pain and sacrifice. Because to God this is worth it if it brings us closer to Him. 

 Kendra takes you through the fight, the struggle, and the lessons she and her family learned. she shows you how to fight and win and get to the other side. An amazing lesson in all things God!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.