Sarah Jakes, daughter of well-known pastor T.D. Jakes, has lived a life with many twists and turns. She became pregnant at age 13, began college at age 16, and was the divorced mother of two by age 25. Her brutally honest story of running from God resonates with readers. Although the specifics of her story might not match up with readers, the emotions behind the story does. Sarah shares the truth that no matter how lost we are, we can all be found.
Sarah does a great job of demonstrating through her story how our choices impact our lives. Sometimes when we make one bad choice, it leads to another bad choice, and before we know it, we are trying to hide from God and are hopelessly lost. However, the hope we have is in God, who never gives up on us and always seeks to find us. Even though Sarah’s experience is unique to her, the lessons she shares are beneficial to all.
The only criticism I have for this book is the format. Interspersed throughout the book are statements from the prose that are restated in a larger font on the margins. It seemed like in the latter quarter of the book, the statements became more frequent and at times took up the entire page. It always made me anticipate the ending of a chapter when the full-page quote occurred, but it rarely coincided with the end of a chapter. I found it disconcerting while reading.
If you are looking for a story to fill you with hope and inspiration, this is a good choice. Sometimes we all need a reminder that we are not too lost to be found.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.