Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lost & Found, by Sarah Jakes

Title: Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life

Author: Sarah Jakes

Publisher: Bethany House

Date:April 1, 2014

Pages: 234

About the author:
Sarah Jakes oversees the women's ministry at The Potter's House of Dallas, the church led by her parents, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes. She regularly blogs at and occasionally serves as a TV host on The Potter's Touch. Sarah is mom to two and lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Learn more about her and her ministry at

About the book:
Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her drams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. 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, crushing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed.

My take:
Okay, I have to say that I thought this was going to be a really good book. She is a preacher's daughter and was somewhat like the "black sheep" of the family. What better story could there be, right? Wrong. I hate to say it, but I didn't enjoy reading this book at all. It felt like a ton of words that were sprawled out on page after page after page. The whole idea of her story seemed nice, but the way that it was executed in this book just didn't do it justice. It felt as though she took us from one incident to another without truly going into how each situation made her feel.

The book starts out with a forward from her father and then she goes into an introduction about her life. She goes to explain how life is like growing up as a Jake and what lead her to writing this book (I'm guessing). She also has quotes throughout the book.

I have to commend her for writing this book. Sharing your personal life with the world isn't an easy task. Especially if it didn't go according to how society sees a preacher's daughter's life is suppose to turn out. But I just think that it could have been written better. Maybe the message she was trying to get across would have been received if it was executed better. I am sure there are people out there that did like her book, but it just wasn't for me.

This book was given to me by Bethany House for my honest opinion

1 comment:

  1. I agreed with the reviewer. I could not get into the chapters. Jake's daughter didn't elaborate and didn't care for all the quotes throughout each chapter.