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Saturday, March 12, 2016

And It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye (David C Cook, March 2016)

Book Description:
"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.

My Review:
Kara Tippets final book is a gift; beautiful, sad, and insightful. I'll admit it's not an easy read because of the emotion packed in every page, but was it worth the tug at my heart? Yes! Kara's story is a tough one. She struggled with pain and the knowledge that her days were numbered. Yet amidst the difficult days she found reasons to rejoice and times to find peace. She shares her family's life and the joy they share as well as the sorrow. Life through Kara's eyes includes her strong faith and the love she shared with her family and friends. Through her attitude about life I'm reminded to take the mundane and find the joy. Take the everyday and find beauty. Be honest and never stop thanking and loving God. My heart is blessed by Kara's story.
I received this book in exchange for a fair review.

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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.