I imagine being a shepherdess on the hillside when Jesus went out looking for his one lost sheep. Robes blowing around my legs. A rough wooden staff in my hands. The way it might feel to see a grown man coming back over the hill, carrying a lamb like a baby. It would make me love him, I think. […] I mean, if it even really happened, which is the sentence I add now in my head whenever I think of any story in the Bible.
—ONCE WAS LOST, by Sara Zarr
ONCE WAS LOST draws readers into Samara Taylor’s world from the very first page, never allowing them to get too comfortable. It’s the kind of novel that lingers in your thoughts long after you’ve finished the final chapter. Kudos to Sara Zarr for writing an engaging story that asks courageous questions about the main character’s religious faith.
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