Saturday, April 1, 2017

Are you too focused on the "right" ways of worship, work, and family life?

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Book Info

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.

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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My Review:
Kendra shares her story and her heart in such a way that there is no way you cannot empathize with her and yearn for the peace she has found and the relationship she has found with God.  I found myself in tears so many times throughout this books and so many moments of holding my breath, just praying and hoping that things would turn out okay.  Christ suffered the ultimate, the ultimate hurt, and He gave His life for us in order that we can spend eternal life in Heaven.  However, on Earth we get so caught up in living life "right," living life how we believe others expect us to be living or expectations that we hold for ourselves while in reality it is not what Christ has intended for us.  "Lost & Found" is such an inspiring read that it is impossible to not be moved by Kendra's story and do some soul-searching on your own. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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