In Just Show Up, authors Kara Tippets and Jill Lynn Buteyn will teach readers about learning the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up. Here you will find insights about friendships, pain, and grace. Product Details: Page Count: 208Releas... Read More
Page Count: 208
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 10, 2015
- UPC: 9781434709530
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 192
- Publish Date: Oct 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 100
- Audience Age Minimum: 18
- Audience Gender: Female
- BISAC: "REL012130"
- ISBN: 1434709531
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- The Beauty of Community Done Well by Suzie on 12/24/2015
Do you long for friendships that last longer than life itself? Friends you can count on for anything. Friends who show up no matter how hard or busy your lives are, no matter what kind of suffering any of you are going through?
During her lifetime, Kara Tippetts cultivated her community carefully.She and another member of that community, Jill Lynn Buteyn, teamed up to write about what sharing life with someone going through suffering looks like in the flesh. Kara Tippetts’ suffering was not an easy road. Not for her, her family, or those friends who love her. Her journey with cancer was chronicled on her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, and the blog only expanded her community.
In the book, Buteyn carries the burden of explaining what showing up in suffering looks like and Tippetts offers her own insights at the end of the chapter.
This book was hard to read. There is sadness and sorrow in sharing, as Tippetts calls it, the hard in someone’s life. We want to be able to fix the problem, to offer answers. But that’s not always what God calls us to. Sometimes all our loved one needs is someone to run to the store for them, to do a load or two of laundry for her family, or to simply sit and be still.
After reading this book, I long for a community like this, and now I have a blueprint as how to make it happen. Kara Tippetts loved those around her with a big love. A love that will touch lives well into eternity in heaven as her community rejoicing in seeing her whole and healthy again.
If you know someone who is suffering, if you’re suffering yourself, or if you just long for lasting and meaningful friendships, this book is a resource filled with practical and specific insights, observations, and suggestions. Just be sure and leave the tissue box near!
***David C. Cook and Family Christian provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.
- By Just Showing Up by Robin on 12/13/2015
Disclosure: I received Just Show Up: The Dance Of Walking Through Suffering Together by Kara Tippets, Jill Lynn Buteyn Complimentary from David C Cook and Family Christian. Provided I give an honest response.
It is a great book to read if you or even a friend of your's has friends or loved ones going through a rough battle. Be it cancer, disease, mental illness. I think what is written here can easily be used for any rough time. This book talks about basically, Just showing up. Even if you don't think you should show up at times, show up. Ask the specifics, like if there are meals they need help with or if they need help picking up their children from school. Jill explains what things she learned not to do and what to do. She states also to pray and take the Lord's guidance in if/what you should do for that person.
In the beginning it already tells you that Kara Tippets has passed. Which I find is very sad, but she has played a big part role in this book. She basically writes about what she is going through, so we can see it in her perspective. Also explaining what you should and shouldn't do for that person that is hurting, or even say. She ends her chapters with different questions to get you thinking. Am I doing what God want's me to while helping this friend/loved one hurting.
What I found was beautiful about Kara is how she brought a whole community together, and made them all friends. What love and strength it is to be able to do that. Here i'm struggling to even find friends myself. I feel I would be blessed if I was able to have this gift kara had, and bring a whole community together. If you are struggling with trying to figure out what to do with your ill friend/loved one, Let's even say, a person you aren't really friends with and know is going through a rough time. This is the book for you to read. We should all be coming together and helping each other. Even if it is just a small task, that is what God wants. I know I will be keeping this book for myself, that way I remember to reread it whenever I do happen to have a friend/loved one that needs help.
- the best gift you could ever read by Mim on 12/10/2015
This book was sent to me in return for an honest review, but that in no way affects my opinion of this book.
I had no idea that this book would be such a game changer.
This is one the best books that I have ever read. It felt like Jill was inside my head writing out things I have thought before and this was my first and only introduction to Kara and she was a beautiful person.
Together they go through telling the reader how to Just Show up and be a true honest to goodness friend and support for a friend in need.
This is a book that everyone should read!