Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace

New Growth Press

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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. 


Someone has said that the hard places of life will either make you hard and mean or drive you to Jesus. That’s true, but there’s more than that. Sometimes the dark will teach you about yourself, about God’s love and about amazing grace. There are those who have been there and teach the rest of us what they found so we can find it too. That’s what Kendra Fletcher has done in a wonderful and refreshing way. As I read this book I cried, I laughed and I sang “The Hallelujah Chorus”! This is a book that just might change your life!
— Steve Brown, President of Key Life Network
In the decade of knowing Kendra Fletcher, she’s known suffering and I’ve known more of the complete freedom found in our Suffering Savior because of her journey and His open arms.

This book isn’t pages — it’s a compass. That points you toward the Light, toward Christ, toward a life liberated to be freely and completely who you are in Christ.

If you feel like you can’t life right enough — read on. There’s a way out: into Him alone who is always more than enough.
— Ann Voskamp, homeschooling mother to 7 & author of the New York Times Bestsellers The Broken Way & One Thousand Gifts

Kendra writes regularly for Key Life Ministries.
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