Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Hardest Peace: expecting grace in the midst of life's hard by Kara Tippetts

The Hardest Peace: expecting grace in the midst of life's hard by Kara Tippetts

A young mother battling cancer invites readers to embrace grace in every season of life.
Kara Tippetts knows the mundane but rich days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow.and the devastating reality of stage-four cancer.
In The Hardest Peace, she invites readers to see the grace of the everyday in all seasons of life and to live well even when the living is hard. As the thousands of readers of her blog know, Tippetts explores the hardest questions of life with rare beauty and honesty. Most of all, she draws them back to the God who is present, in the ordinary and the suffering, and shapes every life into the best story of all.

   The Hardest Peace was, not surprisingly, one of the most difficult books I've read this year. Yet at the same time it was necessary for me because as I read through Kara's painful story, the problems in my life diminished until they disappeared completely. I cannot imagine going through all the cancer Kara Tippetts has. Yet she has survived all the terrors of not just one cancer spell, but several and her faith is increasing on account of that. Her book The Hardest Peace is without a doubt a tribute- her praise song- to God for His steadfast faithfulness through not only the good times but the darkest of times. As I read this book, I felt like Kara was a friend. I felt like crying with her over the hardest moments of her battles against cancer. And I most definitely will be following her life and praying for her and her brave, supporting family. 
   It seems cruel to say this right now because it is just a side issue,  but I will mention here that the writing style was not my favorite. I found it a little confusing. Yet it can be likened unto Ann Voskamp's style which also confused me as I tried to read her writings. That said, since I know many of you love Ann Voskamp's book and blog, this book by Kara Tippetts (which, in fact is recommended by Mrs. Voskamp) will appeal to you. 
Read this book and let it change your perspective on life!
 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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