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Review of Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher

I have the distinct pleasure of knowing Kendra Fletcher in real life, as an acquaintance at the very least. Both she and husband Fletch are refreshingly open and real, with tons of real life experience to share with the world. Lost and Found is the true story of their lives, a very trying period in their lives, where they are knocked down, only to be picked up by a living relationship with God.

A Book Review: Lost and Found from Starts At Eight. Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace is the moving true story of how Kendra Fletcher and her husband were knocked down so they could be lifted up. Open, raw, and real.

Lost and Found

The “right” homeschooling philosophy. The “right” brand of theology. The “right” meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting.

About Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace

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.

{Disclaimer: I want to thank Kendra Fletcher and Litfuse Publicity for supplying me with a copy of this book for me to review. While I received this free of charge in exchange for my review, my opinions are my own, and have not been influenced in any way. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

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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What I Thought

I shuddered for Kendra as I read some of her raw words. I wondered how so many former church “friends” would feel about her words.  I have lived in that world of judgement and glass houses. How hard it must have been for her to truly lay it on the line and talk about the very real, legalistic wave of Christians we have in our world. Unfortunately, in my life I have seen way more of that than I have of the version of Christian Kendra and Fletch strive to be. We need more examples like them in our world.

This was a quick read. One that causes you to pause and think about your motivations, your actions, and how they effect not only you, but those around you.  If you want to see a good example of a Christian who is striving to live a life through Jesus instead of places lists of do’s and don’ts on religion, pick up this book and let Kendra put up some food for thought for you.

Want to Know More?

Want to know more? Want to know what happened after Lost & Found? As of right now there won’t be a sequel, but Kendra is series right on her blog “that will tell the rest of the story and what has transpired since we found Mighty Joe in a coma, I ran over Annesley, and Caroline’s very sick appendix ruptured.” Click here for more information.

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