Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams shattered at the age of 14 when she became pregnant. The daughter of Bishop T. D. Jakes, megachurch pastor and author, she found herself shunned at school and gossiped about at church. More than a memoir, Lost and Found offers hope and encouragement to women of all ages who, like Sarah, find themselves encompassed in a life far from what they dreamed of, and shows that no matter how lost they feel, they, too, can be found. Foreword by Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. 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.
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 sarahjakes.com and occasionally serves as a TV host on The Potter's Touch. Sarah is a mom of two and lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Learn more about her and her ministry at www.sarahjakes.com.