Thursday, October 16, 2014

“the hardest peace” giveaway

the hardest peace
I’ve been so blessed by this book. I hope this review can do it justice.

Kara Tippetts and her husband Jason are church planters in Colorado Springs, and they have four young children. Kara has stage four cancer that began in her breast, and has since metatasticized to her ovaries, uterus, brain, lymph system, and her blood. She’s been blogging her journey for the past couple of years at

Kara writes that God has not promised us a perfect and happy life—but He has promised us His presence as we walk through it. He grants us peace when we are in places of hopelessness and worry. And He provides us grace in the times of suffering.

I am so encouraged by Kara’s faith, and the book is beautifully written. I immensely enjoyed reading about how she met Jason when they were counselors at summer camp (I can relate ;) ). I loved hearing about her sweet children, and I ache for them because I have been in their shoes. As Kara writes about the future, she speaks honestly of the pain that comes with leaving your family too young to go be with Jesus.

Here is a little snippet:

“Cancer is a gift. There, I said it. I can say that cancer and suffering give the beautiful gift of perspective. It is the gift you never wanted, the gift wrapped in confusion and brokenness and heartbreak. It’s the gift that strips all your other ideas of living from you completely. The beautiful, ugly raising to the surface of the importance of each and every moment. I have loved motherhood in all its nuances. I never cared if a baby slept, I enjoyed snuggles, nursed for years instead of months. I have met my kids in the kitchen, on the dance floor, in their bedrooms quiet at night. There were days I loved interacting with my children, and there were certainly days when I wanted to hide alone in my room to consume a book and let my mind think big thoughts. I have loved my calling as a mama—loved it! But to call it simple would be condescending to the calling. It took me years to find contentment in the mundane momentum of loving in motherhood. Before cancer, I sought kindness in motherhood. The days were not all blissful and simple, but life in the midst of little children was never dull. Tiring, yes; boring, no. I begged for grace to point my precious charges to Jesus, but I lived each moment gluttonous. I ate and ate on the joys of parenthood with no thought of it ever coming to an end. I expected a long life; I may have even thought I deserved a long life.”

Kara’s outlook is heavenward. And I will be praying for her— for as many days as possible with her babies, and for heaps of grace and peace.

Kara Tippetts

I am giving away a copy of Kara’s book. Please enter the Rafflecopter below. :)

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway! This book sounds amazing. :)


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