Celebrate the gift of friendship with a Tried & True Friendship giveaway—a prize for you and for a friend!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Just Show Up
- Two Ombre Layer Necklaces—one for you and one for a friend
Is one of your friends going through a tough time—maybe you need some encouragement? Stop by Kara and Jill's author page, click on the reviews bar, and read through some bloggers' stories of how their friends got them through suffering.
About the book:
Just Show Up (David C Cook, October 2015)
Kara Tippetts's story was not a story of disease, although she lost her battle with terminal cancer.
It was not a story of saying goodbye, although she was intentional in her time with her husband and four children. Kara's story was one of seeing God in the hard and in the good. It was one of finding grace in the everyday. And it was one of knowing "God with us" through fierce and beautiful friendship.
In Just Show Up, Kara and her close friend, Jill Lynn Buteyn, write about what friendship looks like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry, and even cancer. Whether you are eager to be present to someone going through a difficult time or simply want inspiration for pursuing friends in a new way, this eloquent and practical book explores the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up.
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1Guvl0N
About the authors:
The late Kara Tippetts was the author of "The Hardest Peace" and blogged faithfully at mundanefaithfulness.com. Cancer was only a part of Kara's story. Her real fight was to truly live while facing a crushing reality. Since her death in March 2015, her husband, Jason, is parenting their four children and leading the church they founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Read Kara's blog.
Jill Lynn Buteyn is the author of "Falling for Texas," an inspirational novel, and a recipient of the ACFW Genesis Award for her fiction work. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Bethel University. Jill lives near the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children.
Connect with Jill: website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
If you are hoping to make new friends or be more intentional with your friends, then "Just Show Up" is the book for you! This book is an excellent and quick read that has left me thinking about friendships I currently have and ones that I had in the past as well. Kara and Jill's friendship is the backbone to this book that they wrote together and through their stories and relationship the reader can gain a new perspective on making friends and building friendships. A part that really stood out to me is the point that truly the key is just showing up. So often it can seen that a lot of time and effort is needed to be a good friend as you may feel like you have to say the right thing or keep a conversation going, when really just your presence is what matters and what is needed. I loved how it was further explained and described as a dance, meaning we don't have to be perfect, each and every thing we say and do does not have to be just so and perfect, mistakes will be made, things won't always go just as planned or hoped and that is fine. This book is just such an inspiring read and thought provoking in regards to being friends and how to become the friend I want to be.
To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!
*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*