Growing up the daughter as one of the most well known mega-church pastors was hard. But getting pregnant at 13 as a high profile preacher's kid can make life unbearable. Sarah Jakes, the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, discusses in her new book "Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life," her life as a teen parent and a recent failed marriage.
She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And 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, crashing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed of. Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into His perfection.
The inspirational book has been described as a very honest view of young Jakes' life. Many fans of the new book have already taken to social media with reviews.
I've been hearing great things about #lostandfound by @SarahDJakes getting my copy later I'm sure I'll be able to relate!! So stoked!
#Lost&Found on shelves April 1. AMAZING, transparent story from a woman who is the same. So proud of her.
Sarah Jakes divorced NFL linebacker Robert Henson after a fairy-tale wedding. Despite the hurt she says she still "believes in love."
Call me naïve, call me young, call me what you want… I believe in love. I look at my children and know that I would lay my life down to save theirs… without hesitation… without a second thought. I believe in love that doesn’t ignore wrongs, but pushes past it to find the right. I have known love that stands as a wall around me in the face of adversity, protecting me from a harsh world. I have seen love that silences personal thoughts and opinions, to spare pain from the one they love. I have witnessed love that casts the perfect shadow in the scorching heat of heartbreak. I believe in that giddy, conquers all, we can take on the world love…
"Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life" will be available in bookstores April 1.