Saturday, October 18, 2014

Review of Kara Tippetts’ THE HARDEST PEACE, Blogger Challenge & Giveaway! Share Your #HardestPeace Story.

About the book: 

A young mother battling cancer invites readers to embrace grace in every season of life.
Kara Tippetts knows the mundane but rich days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow.and the devastating reality of stage-four cancer.
In The Hardest Peace, she invites readers to see the grace of the everyday in all seasons of life and to live well even when the living is hard. As the thousands of readers of 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.

My review: 

This book was so touching and beautiful.  I'm amazed at the wonderful attitude Kara has as she has faced multiple bouts of cancer and is still facing it.  I enjoyed the story she shared, of her struggles growing up, her coming to faith and the love story she has with her husband and children.  She really bares her heart on how she views beauty, losing her hair, comforting her children and trusting that God's writing a beautiful story for her, no matter if she dies tomorrow or years from now.  Her trust that God is good is incredibly inspiring and yet she's very honest that it's not easy.

It's amazing how her friends, church community and others have been such a support to Kara and her family.  I've been dealing with health issues, though to a much lesser extent, and I'm blessed to have a mom who's incredibly supportive and understanding, along with a friend who is living a similar, but worse, experience.  We share stories and symptoms and try to encourage each other along the way.  Even though you wish they didn't have to deal with the illness, it does help to know that they know firsthand.

I'd definitely recommend this book if you're going through a hard time or like true stories.

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

I'll be giving away a copy of the book to a commenter who shares a story about someone who's been an encouragement to them!  I'll leave it open through November 1st.

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About the Author: 

Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, have four children and lead a church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cancer is only part of Kara's story. Her real fight is to truly live while facing a crushing reality. 

Find Kara online: website, Facebook, Twitter

Kara Tippetts' brave and touching book, The Hardest Peace is launching with a blogger challenge. Celebrate with Kara by joining the #HardestPeace conversation and share how you are finding grace in the midst of the everyday and in life's hard moments.
The Hardest Peace, Kara Tippetts

Share your stories of everyday grace in the midst of life’s difficulties and enter to win a #HardestPeace prize pack:

  • A book club pack (10 copies of The Hardest Peace for you and your small group!)
  • A handcrafted candle
  • Journal
  • Custom Etsy The Hardest Peace print and coffee mug
To enter to win, simply blog about your #HardestPeace story and then submit the link to your post via the link-up (or see link in the Rafflecopter below). Plus stop by others’ stories to leave encouragement and offer prayers as we all travel the journey of life together and discover that the hardest peace is often the most fulfilling peace. Then follow Kara online (via the Rafflcopter) for additional entries into the giveaway.

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