Kara Tippetts’s story was not a story of disease, although she lost her battle with terminal cancer.
It was not a story of saying goodbye, although she was intentional in her time with her husband and four children. Kara’s story was one of seeing God in the hard and in the good. It was one of finding grace in the everyday. And it was one of knowing “God with us” through fierce and beautiful friendship.
In Just Show Up, Kara and her close friend, Jill Lynn Buteyn, write about what friendship looks like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry, and even cancer. Whether you are eager to be present to someone going through a difficult time or simply want inspiration for pursuing friends in a new way, this eloquent and practical book explores the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up.
About The Authors:
The late Kara Tippetts was the author of "The Hardest Peace" and blogged faithfully at mundanefaithfulness.com. Cancer was only a part of Kara’s story. Her real fight was to truly live while facing a crushing reality. Since her death in March 2015, her husband, Jason, is parenting their four children and leading the church they founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jill Lynn Buteyn is the author of "Falling for Texas," an inspirational novel, and a recipient of the ACFW Genesis Award for her fiction work. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bethel University. Jill lives near the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children.
I have been following Kara Tippetts blog for a while now, and in the last year also read her book, The Hardest Peace. As a cancer survivor, it was with intrigue and sadness that I read her story. Yet I was also filled with joy. Joy in the midst of trial is the obvious theme in this book and it is so incredibly encouraging. The book is full of joy, hard times, tears and laughter and I just loved the way Kara and Jill got together and wrote with such honesty and rawness. The book is not just about Kara's journey, it's about how we as community, loved ones and friends can walk online side a loved one going through a life changing season of life, like a terminal illness. It is a wonderful read that gives you the points of view of both the care giver and the person receiving the care. The book not only covers Kara's journey but gives many tips to caregivers. A poignant read that all who know those deal with life changing moments. I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Just Show Up online through Amazon. It is also available at your favorite local Christian book retailer
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***