Monday, March 7, 2016

And It Was Beautiful

And It Was Beautiful:
Celebrating Life in the Midst
of the Long Good-bye

Kara Tippetts
(David C. Cook)
March 2015/256 pages/Harcover/$14.99

“I was here. I saw beauty. I embraced it.” —Kara Tippetts

How do you live out extravagant love in the everyday moments? How do you celebrate grace when your life turns out differently than the one you dreamed?

Kara Tippetts discovered how to find joy in the small moments of life. She learned how to hold tight to hope even while battling intense physical and emotional pain. And she lived out the truth that God can redeem any story.

In her final book, Kara offers gentle reflections on living and dying well. She invites us to cultivate soft hearts even when we face great disappointment. Her ideas for living are hard-won, wrestled with in the crucible of family, illness, and faith. And her constant reminder is that whether we are in the midst of dark days or mundane moments Jesus is always there, life is surprisingly beautiful, and God is forever good.


Kara Tippetts was the author of The Hardest Peace and the co-author of Just Show Up. She blogged faithfully at Since her death in March 2015, her husband, Jason, has been parenting their four children and leading the church the couple founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Find out more about Kara at


Thousands of people followed the journey of Kara Tippetts (and her family) on her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, as she shared the heartaches, struggles, and even the joys, of living day by day with cancer until she stepped into the arms of Jesus on March 22, 2015. This book contains many of her writings during that time as she sought to bring glory to God and honor Him in the midst of agonizing pain and heartache. Written in her unique, authentic style, Kara shows the reader how to gain an eternal perspective on daily living. While small in size, this tome is a powerful testimony that God is good all the time and no matter the circumstance, it can be well with our soul. An excellent gift.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from David C. Cook and Litfuse Publicity for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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