Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher book review.
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.
Find out more about Kendra at http://www.kendrafletcher.com.
Book Review: Kendra’s book, Lost and Found; Losing Religion Finding Grace, is not a long read (87 pages), but it will give one a lot to think about in regards to rule-following religion which can result in religious self-righteousness. God took Kendra on a painful journey to loose her pride and find her identity in Jesus.
Kendra shares how easily one can loose sight of the truth by keeping rules, rather than, fellowship with Christ. Following Christian rules can quickly turn into bondage. Often, what, at first glance, appears to be good can actually result in lose of fellowship with Christ and hurt others.
Kendra’s trials–trials, that would bring any parent to their knees-were lived out while homeschooling and raising eight children. Kendra’s journey was anything but easy, but God was faithful to open her eyes to the truth.
Lost and Found is beautifully written and easy to read. This book could easily be read in one sitting. I highly recommend this book, there is much to glean from this powerful book.
I would give this book 5 stars.