Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts - Review & Giveaway

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About the book:
Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow…and the devastating reality of stage-IV cancer. 

In The Hardest Peace, Kara invites readers to see the grace of the everyday in all seasons of life and to live well even when the living is hard. This book is an invitation to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Just as the thousands of people who read her blog know, Tippetts explores the hardest questions of life with rare beauty and honesty. Most of all, she draws them back to the God who is present, in the ordinary and the suffering, and shapes every life into the best story of all.

About Kara:
Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, have four children and are planting a church in Colorado Springs, CO. Cancer is only part of Kara’s story. Her real fight is to truly live while facing a crushing reality. She blogs faithfully at mundanefaithfulness.com.

Follow her on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tippetts
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mother_to_many

My Thoughts:

I was initially hesitant on reading this book.  I lost my favorite aunt to breast cancer during my senior year in high school, and then when I was in my 20s, my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer.  By the grace of God, Grandma survived.  All our lives were changed forever though.  

This book is not just "another cancer book."  Kara has shown grace far beyond my comprehension.  She shares her journey with us and she has shown that underneath all the bad, you need to value all the good.  Take advantage of every moment with your family and love them.  She was going through a serious life-changing event, and she could have just shut down and blamed God.  Instead, she found a way to not only keep on going, but to truly live while dying.

This book brought me to tears more than once, and it opened my eyes to a lot of things.  I need to stop worrying about tomorrow and to enjoy and be thankful for today.  No one is promised tomorrow, and it is only by the grace of God that we have today.  God is truly in this book, and it is a blessing.

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5 comments:

sandy said...

Sounds like an interesting book..

mskayz said...

I lost a friend to breast cancer when she was only 38. She left behind her husbsand and 2 sons ages 4 and 6.

Alexa Cohen said...

my step mom died of cancer but i don't question my faith

carol said...

I lost my mom to breast cancer 7 yrs ago.

Alisson H. said...

My grandmother and uncle both died of cancer.