Monday, October 20, 2014

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

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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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  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.

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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 shares her heart and her struggles in her book, "The Hardest Peace," and this is a heart-wrenching and so inspiring read. Kara's goal is not to seek out sympathy and "win" having the hardest life, but she wants to help and encourage others in finding peace. Life can be so challenging and there are moments in our lives that can make us question God and our faith can be tested.  I am blessed with two beautiful children whom I enjoy raising and they make me smile and bring so much joy to my life.  A little over two years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and at this time I was questioning why this happened to me.  I have been healthy my whole life, rarely being sick at all and then when I was pregnant with my son, I was very anemic and having an emergency C-section did not help that either.  For the next two years no one could figure out why I was struggling with anemia until it became so bad I was hospitalized and needed two blood transfusions and numerous tests I was diagnosed with Crohn's.  This was such a scary and uncertain time for me as there were so many questions and I was presented with possible scenarios of what could be going on with me.   I found myself questioning God and wondering why I was blessed with two children only to perhaps not be around to see them grow up.  This has been a struggle for me to accept having to take medication, watch my diet and have days where I feel like I can barely go through the motions.  Finding peace and accepting that God is in control and He has my life planned has been difficult.

I hope that others struggling to find peace will be able to with the help of Kara's book.  I have an extra copy of this book to giveaway to a fellow blogger and reader.  I will pick a reader next Tuesday, October 28th to receive a copy of this book!  All you have to do for a chance to win is to leave a comment to this post in response to one of the following prompts:

· Who has God sent to walk with you through your pain? Has He asked you to walk with someone else in his or her journey?
· If you are married, what are some expectations you had going into marriage that were not met? How did you reconcile those unmet expectations? How has God shown you that only He can satisfy you fully?
· How does your life look different from what you once expected? Are you okay with the differences? Why or why not? How would you describe the new story you are living?
· How do you communicate beauty to your children, especially in a culture that worships only the outward?
· How often do you think about heaven? If a lot, describe what you think about it. If not, think about why not.
· In what ways are you a safe place for other people? Think of someone you know who is hurting. How can you pursue them and become a safe place for their messiness? Not save them necessarily, but be a safe place to fall?
· When you pray for God to lift you out of fear and dread, do you truly believe He can and will? Why or why not? What is an example of when He did, and what is an example of when you felt He didn't? How did He show you His goodness in both answers?
· Are you suffocating under expectations you've placed on yourself? What does God say about those expectations? What does freedom in Christ look like in light of these expectations?

**To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

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