The Hardest Peace- Review, GIVEAWAY, and Blogger Challenge

16 Oct

The Hardest Peace

The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts

Blog tour information and schedule: http://litfusegroup.com/author/ktippetts

 

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.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/Cgo5s

 

Thoughts:

“This book is about a broken woman on the journey to know the hardest peace. Peace in the midst of hard.”

In The Hardest Peace, Kara Tippetts shares her powerful story and does so openly, honestly, and beautifully. Her words stirred my emotions and touched me in ways I never imagined. This is a breathtaking book! I encourage you to read it. You will be blessed; you will be changed.

#Hardest Peace

“In every season of our lives, we meet the hard edges of life we never expected.  The unexpected pain of life often leaves us only with the choice of how we will endure it.  We all have unexpected hard, but how do we face it?” 

I do not know the journey Kara walks with cancer, but I do know the unexpected and hard edges of life, as all of us do.  I have known unexpected and hard edges in my life, experienced them with others, and witnessed the hard in my community and the world around me.  I have hurt and grieved over things I cannot control.  I have nurtured fear and anguish, rather than seeking peace. 

In the midst of one of life’s hard edges, I read The Hardest Peace and Kara spoke words that I needed to hear.  Words that everyone needs to hear. 

“This is a book for all of us, because all of us face the hard edges of life, whether in marriage, parenting, pain, grief, singleness…brokenness of all shapes and sizes is warmly welcomed to the these pages.” 

I know that I am blessed beyond measure.  God is with me in every circumstance.  He answers my prayers, with His will and not my own.  I must choose to draw unto Him, seeking peace, in joy and in sorrow.    

“Hard is often the vehicle Jesus uses to meet us, point us to that peace, and teach us grace.” 

We do not know what tomorrow brings.  “We are not the Author of our story.  We are the characters.”  May our story tell of our love and life for Him. 

“My season of weakness has taught me the joy of receiving, the strength of brokenness, and the importance of looking for God in each moment.” 

How do you face the unexpected hard in your life? 

 

Kara TippettsAbout the Author:

Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, have four children and lead a church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cancer is only part of Kara’s story. Her real fight is to truly live while facing a crushing reality.

Find Kara online: Website, Facebook, Twitter

 

 

 GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity, I have one copy of The Hardest Peace to give away.  Please leave a comment, including your email address, to be entered.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends Thursday, October 23 at 11:59 p.m. CST.   

To earn additional entries, you may do the following:
◦ Let me know you follow my blog
◦ Sign up to follow my blog if you are not a follower
◦ Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

 

Are you a blogger? Don’t miss this blogger challenge giveaway:

Kara Tippetts‘ brave and touching book, The Hardest Peace is launching with a blogger challenge. Celebrate with Kara by joining the #HardestPeace conversation and share how you are finding grace in the midst of the everyday and in life’s hard moments.

The Hardest Peace, Kara Tippetts

Share your stories of everyday grace in the midst of life’s difficulties and enter to win a #HardestPeace prize pack:

  • A book club pack (10 copies of The Hardest Peace for you and your small group!)
  • A handcrafted candle
  • Journal
  • Custom Etsy The Hardest Peace print and coffee mug

To enter to win, simply blog about your #HardestPeace story and then submit the link to your post via the link-up (or see link in the Rafflecopter below). Plus stop by others’ stories to leave encouragement and offer prayers as we all travel the journey of life together and discover that the hardest peace is often the most fulfilling peace.

Then follow Kara online (via the Rafflcopter) for additional entries into the giveaway.

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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the copies of The Hardest Peace.  I received these books in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. 

11 Responses to “The Hardest Peace- Review, GIVEAWAY, and Blogger Challenge”

  1. Melanie Backus October 16, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    Britney, thank you for sharing this beautiful and heart wrenching story of Kara Tippetts. Brave, strong, determined are words that come to mind when thinking of her and yet, they are not enough to do this young wife and mother justice. Her love of God and her faith in him guide her through this hard…..the hardest in her walk on this earth. I would absolutely treasure her words in her lovely book.

    Thank you for your wonderful review and giveaway. I am definitely a follower of your blog.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams October 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

      You’re welcome, Melanie! Thank you so much for sharing your comment, entering the giveaway, and following my blog!

  2. mommachristi319 October 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing with us!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win!!! My email address is cspicuzza83@gmail.com
    I am a follower of the blog and subscribed to receive email updates.

    • B. Adams October 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

      You are very welcome! Thanks so much for entering the giveaway and following my blog!

  3. mommachristi319 October 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Also, I shared on Facebook and Twitter. (Sorry for the separated comments.)

    • B. Adams October 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

      I appreciate you sharing on Facebook and Twitter!!

  4. karenk October 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    thanks for the chance to read this emotional story.

    I’m a follower, too!

    • B. Adams October 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

      You’re welcome! Thank you for entering the giveaway and following my blog!

  5. Judy B October 17, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I have lived with cancer but not stage 4. I am cancer free right now. I imagine some of Kara’s story will bring back memories for me.

    I am a follower.

    I shared on FB

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. sonja1971 October 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    I would love to read this book. This sounds just amazing and moving! I am a follower.
    Best,
    Sonja
    Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

  7. Amy Lathrop October 23, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    I love this line – “I must choose to draw unto Him, seeking peace, in joy and in sorrow.” I think that makes all the difference, the choosing. The turning back to God for both guidance and comfort because STILL, in the face of what He allows into our lives, still His ways are life-giving and what is best for us. Thanks for sharing.

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