Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More Lost Than Found, by Jared Herd

I just finished reading Jared Herd's book, More Lost Than Found: Finding A Way Back to Faith. At he beginning of the book I found myself thinking, "How simple, nothing that I have not read or thought of before. I am not "lost," I am "found," I just need to finish it so I can get this blog done and get another book on its way." Then about a third through the book I could not lay it down.

I have been a professing Christian for some 50 years now. I have found through reading this book that in some area of my thinking, I too was more lost than found. This is an excellent read for all believers to help us see the trap we fall into. How even though we are living in the 21 century, we are much like the "church" that Jesus came to "save." We need to set back and hear the voices of those who left the church and look at how we really are rather than how we see ourself. If someone outside the church is struggling with their faith then he challenges them to go back to where they started from and encourages them to enter into the Christian faith, to become a part of God's kingdom.

Yes, this is an easy read. No, he does not follow every truth with a scripture footnote but if you know the Bible you will find that the truths in this book are from a man whose thoughts are  founded in  Word of God.  This is one or the best books I have ever read to encourage a person in their faith. Herd is not so specific in his hurts that kept him from fellowship with the church yet is open and transparent with his issues. He is real. Through his story I have been challenged to seek more diligently the Kingdom of God.

If I had not already known Jesus, I would have been motivated to get to know Him. If you have drifted from God for whatever reason, get a copy today, and do not lay it down until you finish it. By the way, let me know what you think after you finish.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Sneeze book review program. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255