Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age 13, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And a few years later, when a fairy-tale marriage ended in a spiral of hurt and rejection, she could have let her pain dictate her future. Instead, she found herself surrounded by a God she'd given up on, crashing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed of.
Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into His perfection. More than a memoir, Lost and Found offers hope and encouragement. Perhaps you, like Sarah, find yourself wandering the detours of life. Regardless of how lost you feel, you, too, can be found.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 8 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||March 14, 2014|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #21,801 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#455 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Audible Books & Originals)
#954 in Christian Inspirational
#1,082 in Christian Personal Growth
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The book is written from the perspective as if everyone goes through the same struggles that she went through rather than owning her own story (using phrases like “we think” excessively).
She is way too verbose on certain things. Her excessive details on her experience in school as a small child and things she would do with her sister pretty much have nothing to do with the title or subject of the book and are boring.
I wanted to stop after the first page but forced myself to read since I paid for it. I skimmed through the boring unneccessary details of things like the exact birthdays of her and her sister and how they fought about how many minutes apart they are.
She missed a major opportunity to educate other women about what “high risk” condition she had, which she never named. She also did not explain the circumstances surrounding why she chose to have sex. This book leaves much to be desired. It does not inspire hope. You must be able to tell the full truth if you want to actually inspire hope in people. She tells just enough of her story to say that she told her story and then throws in a whole bunch of hodgepodge that has nothing to do with anything.
I really wanted to like this book because I saw her speaking about her experience in a video and she was very early Quinn and the way she told her story was very compelling. But this is so poorly written. Editing and flow is terrible.
Sarah Jakes tells her story honestly. Being the child of church ministers, father and mother, is not easy. For example, it is hard to find true friends. Friends who don't want to befriend you for a reason like "please have your mother sign my book." Like all young people Sarah Jakes wanted her own identity.
Another problem faced by this preacher's daughter is finding true love. So often a man's love can be false, but when you come from a good and well known family there are an extra number of false faces which greet you along every turn.
After giving birth to Malachi at an early age, the author faced times of low self esteem as she tried to map out a new path in her life. Independent, she never wanted to weigh down her parents. She carried her emotional, heavy load with God beside her. Always hoping to find the right person to share her way to Christian Love in a marriage or relationship. Before all of this Malachi is born.
I couldn't imagined a better name for Malachi, her first baby. Malachi means messenger of God. However, in this miraculous and fascinating story Sarah Jakes shares that hearing those messages happens many times when there are thunder booms all around us, the clangs and noises of real life. Like David in the Psalms, we question whether or not God has lost us or have we lost Him. Then, she quickly comes back to the light because True Grace never has let her go.
I am so glad to have read this book. Truly, it moves the heart making it pump faster or a little bit slower, but I promise, you won't fall asleep while reading Lost & Found. By the way, buy a box of Kleenex. It's no way you can read it without tears of joy or tears of sadness. [...]
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My favourite part in this book is the part about parenting and I quote: "Standing doesn't mean you agree, it doesn't mean you think they're right, and it certainly doesn't mean that it was what you dreamed for them. Standing only means that you're willing to partner with the and find a way out." I could not have said it better myself! I would recommend this book to all.