About the book:
And It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye (David C Cook, March 2016)
"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.
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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 mundanefaithfulness.com. 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.
This was such a beautiful book, but so difficult to read at times as it made me cry. I knew it would be hard to read, but Kara's words are so inspiring and so uplifting as none of us know how long we have to live life here on earth and so often life does not turn out how we were planning in our own personal life or in a loved one's or an acquaintance. Kara lived her life knowing she did not have much time left here on earth with her husband and her children and this was not what she wanted or had planned, but yet she knew that God was in control and this was His plan and to make the most of every moment. Kara was an intentional woman, she lived for the day and for the moment, not looking ahead to the next, but really focusing on the relationships in her life and the hear and now. I think Kara's story would be inspiring and a worthwhile read for everyone as it is an encouragement to live in the moment and trust God in everything and know that He is in control and present.
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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*