Kara Tippetts’s story was not a story of disease, although she lost her battle with terminal cancer.
It was not a story of saying goodbye, although she was intentional in her time with her husband and four children. Kara’s story was one of seeing God in the hard and in the good. It was one of finding grace in the everyday. And it was one of knowing “God with us” through fierce and beautiful friendship.
In Just Show Up, Kara and her close friend, Jill Lynn Buteyn, write about what friendship looks like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry, and even cancer. Whether you are eager to be present to someone going through a difficult time or simply want inspiration for pursuing friends in a new way, this eloquent and practical book explores the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up.
My opinion: What a very emotional read, knowing that Kara had lost her battle with cancer and left a young family behind, this book was hard to pick up and yet I am glad I did. While the book does deal with Kara's battle with cancer it is about so much more than that, it deals with being a good friend, during the good times and the rough times and how vital that is. I feel like Kara really opened up about her struggles and her faith in God and was able to praise Him till the end. This book was amazing and I am still so encouraged by it. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.