Saturday, October 17, 2015

This Book Really Spoke To Me and I Highly Recommend It To You

This book really spoke to me in a very special way. Although I have never gone through cancer, I have gone through tremendous hurt and difficult situations; serious illness, betrayal, the near death of my husband on four different occasions, the rage of an abusive father. I remember receiving pat statements about how I should deal with things, quotes from Scripture to help me feel better and to think about, lectures on what I was doing that was wrong. It was horrible! it wasn't what I really needed.

But I also remember a few special friends who just listened, who just sat and held me while I cried, who came to the house and washed my dishes, who loved on my children when I could not. They did what the title of this book said, Just Show Up.

This book is about embracing friendship in all aspects, the good, the bad, the ugly and the really ugly, as well as the glorious times. It's about clinging to God and relying on His grace and mercy through being His child in all aspects. So many of us strive to give and do, and we forget that sometimes we need to be quiet and receive. As a part of the Body of Christ, each of us has a significant part and each of us needs to build up and sometimes to be built up.

I love this book and how it is very, very real! I understand the emotions and pain, as well as the joy and love expressed in the pages! I highly recommend this book to you!

About the book:
Just Show Up (David C Cook, October 2015) 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.

Purchase a copy: HERE

About the authors:
The late Kara Tippetts was the author of "The Hardest Peace" and blogged faithfully at 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.

Read Kara's blog.

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. 

Connect with Jill: website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

This reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

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