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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Don't Let Your Past Keep You from a Full Future!

"Lost and Found"
  By Sarah Jakes

This autobiography deals with a young girl's challenges and what can happen if you do not listen to and wait for God's plan for your life.

Sarah Jakes, daughter of famous Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of the influential megachurch pastors in the nation, faces all of the trials and tribulations that are encountered in today's world. They are NOT pleasant, NOT filled with happiness and NOT what our Christian parents want for us. Sarah, like all teens, dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams are quickly shattered, when she finds herself pregnant at the young age of thirteen, compounded by her father's reputation of being a great Christian pastor. 

Sarah found herself very alone, not only as a preacher's kid, but as a teen mom. She was shunned at school, and gossiped about at church. She seemed to have nowhere to go !! Who would love her just for herself, not condemn her for all the mistakes she had made???  A few year's later, her fairy tale wedding ended in devastating hurt and rejection. Once again, she is tempted to let pain dictate her future.

Instead, Sarah suddenly discovers a God , who she had given up on, but HE had not given up on her! God has a plan for Sarah, on in which He turns her deepest pain into His perfection.

This book is a memoir meant to give hope to the lost and troubled, proof that you can be found, irregardless of the circumstances.

This book was well written and definitely has a purpose. I found it a bit slow moving and hard to get through, perhaps due to the fact that I have never experienced these particular roadblocks in my life. Yes, I have had others, but I think to fully enjoy and use this book to its purpose, you must have something in common with Sarah. 

To those that are seeking answers in their lives, this book could be a valuable resource. 

Book has been provided courtesy of  Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. and Bethany House. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  

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