Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Book Review: And It Was Beautiful

And It Was Beautiful by Kara TippettsFor nearly three years Kara Tippetts wrote regularly on her blog, Mundane Faithfulness. Kara was a church planter’s wife and mother of four, and she blogged about her life and journey with cancer. Kara passed away in March 2015, but her words continue to encourage and inspire today.

Through her blog, and through her books, Kara Tippetts has shown the world how to live well and die well. And It Was Beautiful is Kara’s final book, and it is primarily a collection of many of her blog posts. Those who have enjoyed reading Kara’s blog will love owning a copy of her blog in book form!

In this little book, Kara shares beauty and joy in the midst of the very hard grief of dying as a young wife and mother. Kara shares about the grace and peace that can be found in times of suffering. You will be encouraged to live life with joy and love, and you will learn to see beauty in the hard things in life.

Because this book is primarily a compilation of blog posts, the chapters are very short. Many of the chapters are only two pages long, making it easy to read in small segments of time. For those who struggle with being able to read due to fatigue and brain fog, this may be a book you could read! The chapters are short and sweet, but give warm encouragement and much to think about.

I greatly enjoyed reading And It Was Beautiful. Like all of Kara’s books, I read this one twice! I will keep it on my bookshelf to read again when I’m in need of encouragement from someone who has lived through hard days and found grace and peace in the midst of it all.

About the Author:

Kara Tippetts
Kara Tippetts’ life was dramatically changed in 2012 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She shared honestly the painful journey of walking through suffering and looking for Jesus through her incredibly popular blog, www.mundanefaithfulness.com. She also wrote her life story in the book The Hardest Peace and was the co-author of Just Show Up, along with her friend Jill Buteyn.

In September of 2013 her diagnosis changed, as more cancer was found in her reproductive system and brain. She lived for the grace of time, time with her loved ones, and sharing her story of living life in grace. She passed away in March 2015.

She was the wife of one excellent man, Jason, and the mother of four amazing children. Since her death, Jason has been parenting their children and leading the church the couple founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado

I received a copy of And It Was Beautiful from the publisher, David C. Cook, through Litfuse Publicity. All opinions are my own.

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