Friday, October 3, 2014
The Hardest Peace
The Hardest Peace
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.
My thoughts: In many ways, this book arrived in a fitting time, since my mother in law was just diagnosed with cancer. I actually started this book just before we received the news. So, I can imagine that I was more emotional as I read this book! It is such a beautiful account of one woman's battle with cancer, and how it has taught her to see the beauty of everyday moments with her family. Some of her writing mirrored some things that have been swirling around in my head recently: we aren't all guaranteed a long life on this earth. But, it isn't so much about the amount of time that we spend on this earth, but rather, how we spend the time we are given. I have known people who have done more in their 20 years here than most do in 80!
Another thing, why don't we see old age as a gift? In our youth geared society, we think that it's a burden to grow old. To slowly become dependent on others. No matter what amount of time we are given on this earth, it's a gift, and should be treated as such.
I appreciated the message of hope this book had.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.