10 March 2016

And It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-bye by Kara Tippets

About the Book
"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.

Simply put, And It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-bye is absolutely beautiful. This little book compiles posts from Kara Tippetts’ Mundane Faithfulness and follows her journey through multiple years with cancer. Despite the pain and sorrow she endured, her words never fail to point to God’s incredible goodness, faithfulness, and peace and the gifts He can provide through suffering. Chapter after chapter, her story will wow and encourage readers, while wringing out their emotions at the same time - it certainly did for me. It’s a worthwhile read, and I highly, highly recommend it.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of And It Was Beautiful and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.

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.

Visit Kara's website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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