Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Book Review - And It Was Beautiful


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.


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.


I followed Kara's story as she was going through the hard times of her cancer. I felt like she was a good friend and grieved at her passing. This book was released after her passing from this earth and it's a beautiful treasure.

The book is a compilation of some of her blog posts that she wrote while dealing with her cancer in all it's different stages. I found it hard to read at times yet it was such a blessing even so. Her faith in the Lord through all she went through is so inspiring and brings tears to your eyes because her love for God is so strong.

I love how she shares from her heart. She is honest and open about her life and her feelings and you feel as though you really know her. You can relate to her and how she feels about her family, her life, and her faith.

This truly is a treasure from Kara and I know, like her other books, I will re-read it time and again. I miss her but it's so wonderful to have this book from her heart. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity

Blessings - Julie

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