Tears, tears, and buckets of tears. My emotions overflowed with this beautiful story of a mother and wife coming to terms with the ending of her days. The grace and beauty with which Kara handled her situation overwhelmingly inspired me. Here I am at fifty years old hoping I can handle any situation, much less a debilitating illness, with the grace she did. Most of all she was real, she shared the good, the bad and the ugly. And while that is a bit cliche' it is truth. She shared their struggles and their victories, which made the book beautiful. 5 stars from this reviewer.
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About the book:
And It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye (David C Cook, March 2016)
"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 mundanefaithfulness.com. 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.