My husband and I love to read. Well, he likes for me to read him books while on road trips. He says he likes hearing my voice or I assure you I wouldn’t read aloud for hours at a time for just anyone.
There have been many books that we have read in the car over the years. One was Bruchko by Bruce Olsen. That book helped us go forth in missions. There was the story of George Muller – a man who trusted in the Lord to bring milk when his children had none. And of course, there was the book about Keith Green, No Compromise, the very first book I bought my husband before we were married.
These books were about people who lived the gospel of Jesus with a trust in HIM that we desired.
We love books that help us along in this journey. Below is one of those books!
Losing Religion, Finding Grace by Kendra Fletcher
About a couple of months ago, I received the book written by Kendra Fletcher, Losing Religion, Finding Grace, Lost and Found. I started to read it and had to quit. I just couldn’t quit crying. I was an emotional wreck and many things were happening in my life at the time, I just couldn’t hear anyone else’s story, even if I knew the ending.
So I waited until I got back from Spring Break with my kids. Then one day, I stuck the rather small book in my purse. I started to reading it as my husband was driving and asked him if he wanted me to read this to him? He said sure! So I started the book over, this time aloud. We were in the car for about 3 hours and we were both in tears. The story just hit home with both of us. God is so faithful. We could see God changing us in some of the same ways He changed the author’s life without the same circumstances.
“I want to be reminded, every day, every hour of what Jesus did for me-past tense-and what he’s doing for me presently. In that remembrance is the transforming power of grace and the crushing death of sin that God works out for me.” Lost & Found, page 48
Yes and Yes!
It is all about Jesus! was the theme of the book, which happens to be my husband’s true mantra! We couldn’t agree more! It was so exciting to see a family whose story contained a child’s sickness to another child who had an accident, to even a child’s death to bring the author’s views from legalism view of a list of do’s and don’ts to a life at the cross, one with hope and freedom.
Kendra’s story might not resonate with everyone but with us, we have walked down that path thinking we had to “do something” in order to be a Christian instead of just letting Christ do the work alone. Her story how God has changed her was amazing of how God is so good to us. A very uplifting and life changing story that is not over yet.
This is one of those books, that will encourage you in your Christian walk. But, you will need a hanky for some Texas-sized tears. Sometimes one needs to hear the gospel from another’s perspective. This is one that I will treasure forever and will encourage others to read.
Blessings to you! You are loved!
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