More Lost Than Found by Jared Herd is written for people who have been a part of the church yet have either fallen away from faith or have been left behind. Herd writes from his personal experience falling away from faith and the journey back to the church as an encouragement to people who feel as if they are a lost sheep. Imploring the reader to renovate rather than demolish our spiritual lives and simply rebuild rather than destroy what we’ve been through spiritually.
I found More Lost Than Found to be a poor man’s attempt at replicating the work of Mark Driscoll, Rob Bell, or Francis Chan. Driscoll, Bell, and Chan are quick to ask the radical questions for our American Christian culture whether you stand on the Liberal or Conservative side of the coin. Regardless I found a lack of original material in More Lost Than Found. Herd seemed to point out that many people fall away from the church after high school but I didn’t see any answer for this issue. Rather he pointed more often than not to his own experience with faith as if it was the standard.
For many Christian authors it has become “hip” to blast the church for it’s shortcomings or point out the faults of the faith our parents raised us on. From my perspective Herd falls in line and points the finger but fails to provide legitimate solutions. A majority of the book is full of vague statements and even more ambiguous questions. I cannot recommend this book simply because Herd does not help the reader, in any significant way, find his way back to the shepherd.
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