Heart of a Philanthropist's Take:
It isn't til half way through the book that Kara Tippetts says for sure she has cancer. That is because she is leading up to it with the doctor office visits, the wondering, the health issues... Chapter five reallly isn't the, "I'm dying so I'm going to be miserable about it" chapter you'd think. It has a positive message about Heaven. She ends chapter five with, "I don't want to need the safe place; I want to be the safe place once again." Wow! This profound statement followed with questions to ponder. Will your children know their sports but not their mother's heart? It just reallyl hit a chord with me especially since this is something I've struggled with because of my health issues and lack of energy. I sometimes wonder if it is just laziness I suffer from, and I have to say that some of it probably is. In reality, it is not hard to get off the computer and play chess with my son once I am actually OFF the computer. I need to turn off the electronics and turn on the charm with my boys! What about you?
The reader really goes through Kara's story with her. We get to see her go into remission. Unfortunately the cancer returns, and she ends the book with, "I write these words without the strength of knowing if I will one day see these pages bound." She did! We also get to read the love letters to her family and from her dear husband. Although this book is a hard dark subject, Kara presents it with hope and at times joy. She knows she has the hope of eternity, and so she will live forever, just as her book, The Hardest Peace.
About the book:
In The Hardest Peace, Kara invites readers to see the grace of the everyday in all seasons of life and to live well even when the living is hard. This book is an invitation to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Just as the thousands of people who read 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.
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