Thursday, March 10, 2016

I Pray My Response Some Day Will Be "And It Was Beautiful"

For me, reading this book was an encouragement. Kara dealt with so much in her last few years on this earth and now she is rejoicing with her Lord. But while she was here, she spent time thinking about what was really special in her life and the grace that God so abundantly gave her. I was touched by her honesty and faithfulness in telling her story. I myself am not dealing with the physical problems of a disease, but my husband is and helping him as he walks this path has been a struggle. There are times I question if I am really doing what I should for him, am I really seeing his as I should through eyes of faith? Seeing Kara's honesty has helped me remember it is a day by day thing we walk, even a moment by moment thing. We are fighting a sin nature that does not want to give in and it will be a struggle. It's important to hang on to the things that will truly last and are important. My focus has shifted and I am thankful for that.

This is a book that will inspire you, encourage you, make you cry a little, and learn to remember how God showers us with blessings even in the midst of pain and suffering. it's a very good read!

About the book:
"I was here. I saw beauty. I embraced it." -Kara Tippetts

How do you live out extravagant love in the everyday moments? How do you celebrate grace when your life turns out differently than the one you dreamed?

Kara Tippetts discovered how to find joy in the small moments of life. She learned how to hold tight to hope even while battling intense physical and emotional pain. And she lived out the truth that God can redeem any story.

In her final book, Kara offers gentle reflections on living and dying well. She invites us to cultivate soft hearts even when we face great disappointment. Her ideas for living are hard-won, wrestled with in the crucible of family, illness, and faith. And her constant reminder is that whether we are in the midst of dark days or mundane moments Jesus is always there, life is surprisingly beautiful, and God is forever good.

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About the author:
Kara Tippetts was the author of The Hardest Peace and the co-author of Just Show Up. She blogged faithfully at Since her death in March 2015, her husband, Jason, has been parenting their four children and leading the church the couple founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

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