Even by the first pages a felt I knew Kara. She opens her heart through personal testimony and it quieted my heart. It made me appreciate my home, my children, my marriage and the breath God has given me everyday.
Recently I lost my own father to cancer. I can barely type those very words without tears swelling up and grief paining me.
And yet I praise God for my sisters life- She went though treatment 10 years ago and is still going strong!
You just don't know how or when your life will end.
Unfortunately we tend to resist suffering, but it is all part of God's design. There is a richness of life birthed in pain.
True surrender is not seeking constant comfort, but presenting our life as a living sacrafice holy and pleasing to God.
Kara writing is real and captivating.
Kara is cancer is still on going and taking over her body. Even when writing this book, she was unsure if she would be alive when it was published.
If you know someone who has suffered through cancer or you yourself are suffering through illness,
Whether or not you are a mom with children or without,
Even if you are single and serving the Lord,
Or even if you do not consider yourself a Christian,
Her book is worth reading.
In her own words " I often fail, I’m often found in weakness and brokenness, but through it all I am met- always met in love. This is not simply my story and journey with cancer. It is a book written to appeal to us all as we meet the bitter edges of life on this side of eternity. In the brokenness of our unmet expectations of life, will we look for Jesus and His abundant love? Or will we tumble into bitterness and anger that leave us utterly self focused and disappointed by the hard in our story each of us are asked to receive."
Kara recently wrote a blog on A Holy Experience to a young woman scheduling her death by assisted suicide in Oregon. You can read it here.Please take the time.. visit her Kara blog- Mundane Faithfulness too.
Pray for her. Pray for her family.
Please don't avoid this book because it deals with cancer or death.
Please don't avoid it because you are hurting over a loved ones death.
You will be blessed.
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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.
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.
In Christ.. supporting a dear sister in the Lord,