First off, Kara...I pray you forgive me for hijacking your photo! I felt my readers needed to "meet" you! Kara Tippetts is a child of God. She is a wife to the love of her life, Jason. A man she met shortly after she fell in deep with Jesus. He is her rugged-backpacking-"Colorado"-man. She is also the mama to 4 blessings. Oh. And she is fighting the evil C word. You can meet her on Instagram, follow her on Twitter and you really should go stalk her blog.
When I was asked to read and review Kara's book. I knew it was going to hit home. In fact, I will be honest. My dearest friend tried to talk me out of it. She even offered to read/review for me. She was worried about my heart with all that is going on in my life medically. I felt like God was drawing my heart to Kara though. On the surface our similarities are one in the same...except that Kara. She is fighting for her life. While she fights she finds her strength and her peace in the love of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Her faith never waivers and she is teaching her children to live and love with grace and integrity. She is showing the world how precious our moments are. And that through it all...we cannot do this journey alone. We must remain in focus on on our heavenly father.
I struggle to find words to even be able to properly touch on Kara's book The Hardest Peace. Her book left me speechless, in the most positive way possible. In her struggles, she is still taking the time to draw others to Jesus and therefore living out our greatest purpose on this earth. She is finding heaven on earth. I really do not want to give away too much, as you should read for yourself. Instead, Kara...if your reading this. Here is a song a friend sent me as I maneuver and it has been my anthem. I pray you find strength in it. God bless you and I believe in miracles.
Now for a giveaway...seriously. You will WANT to read this book. I am super excited to get to share one with you. You must be a US or Canada resident to enter. Giveaway will be on October 22nd.
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