Sarah Jakes Lost and Found Strikes a Chord

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Sara Jakes daughter of one of the most influential pastors in the United States, Bishop T. D. Jakes recently appeared on The Today show to promote her new book, revealing how difficult it was to experience teenage pregnency and the failed marriage.

In her new memoir, Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life, Jakes goes even deeper into the struggles that she feels ultimately led her back to God and gave her a platform to speak to a generation struggling with faith, the church and their own detours in life.

“If you had told me the girl who got pregnant at thirteen and felt like the black sheep child of America’s favorite preacher would now be a twenty-five-year-old single mom, divorcée, author, motivational speaker, TV personality, ministry director, and senior editor, I never would have believed you,” Jakes writes in Lost and Found.

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The mother of two, who divorced ex-NFL player Robert Henson in 2012 after four years of marriage, continues:

“But knowing it’s true, that I’m all these things and so much more now, I’d say the only way to get your bearings and find yourself is to trust that you were never really lost. Amid all your twists and turns, perhaps you simply haven’t discovered the right direction yet. God loves the lost. And He loves to help us find our way when we turn to Him and ask directions. …”

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