{review} Lost & Found by Kendra Fletcher

I’ve been a fan of the HomeschoolingIRL podcast for quite some time. Their transparent and refreshing style has always been appealing to me. So when I heard that Kendra was writing a book, I was really looking forward to reading it. Well. I was not disappointed.

I finished Lost and Found in one sitting. Under 100 pages, it’s the story of one family’s journey from a legalistic Christianity to understanding true grace, as they endured some unbelievable hardships due to medical emergencies with their children. It was a great autobiography and really made me consider how I would handle the situations they found themselves in. I think we all want to hope that we are strong enough to stand in faith during trials, but the truth is we just don’t know unless we’ve walked down that rough road. To read how Andy and Kendra endured such trials is inspiring and encouraging.

Lost and Found is a great book for anyone that wants to be encouraged in their faith. I plan on having my teen daughter read it next. Want to learn more? Head over to the Litfuse site or read more below!


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.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

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.

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