Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Just Show Up by Jill Buteyn and Kara Tippetts

Kara Tippetts’s story was not a story of disease, although she lost her battle with terminal cancer. It was not a story of saying goodbye, although she was intentional in her time with her husband and four children. Kara’s story was one of seeing God in the hard and in the good. It was one of finding grace in the everyday. And it was one of knowing “God with us” through fierce and beautiful friendship.

In Just Show Up, Kara and her close friend, Jill Lynn Buteyn, write about what friendship looks like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry, and even cancer. Whether you are eager to be present to someone going through a difficult time or simply want inspiration for pursuing friends in a new way, this eloquent and practical book explores the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up.

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The late Kara Tippetts was the author of The Hardest Peace and blogged faithfully at mundanefaithfulness.com. Cancer was only a part of Kara’s story. Her real fight was to truly live while facing a crushing reality. Since her death in March 2015, her husband, Jason, is parenting their four children and leading the church they founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Jill Lynn Buteyn is the author of Falling for Texas, an inspirational novel, and a recipient of the ACFW Genesis Award for her fiction work. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bethel University. Jill lives near the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children. Connect with her on social media and at Jill-Lynn.com

I have no words for this book, I am not sure how to write a review that will do it justice. WoW comes to mind.
As does the comment ," we all have hard in our lives or we have a friend that has hard in their life. This was such an emotional and hard read.
I love the two authors part their while hearts in this book.
Very sad to type this but Kara Tippets is no longer with us she has gone on to be with Jesus, knowing that a head of time will change a lot as you are reading this book.
Author Jill really tells us how to Just Show Up. I love that about her writing, don't ask how you can help Do something. Just show up.
I read this book in a few hours, I laughed, I cried, and I really was part of the community.
I must tell you if you only read one book this year make it Just Show Up.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I need a life changing book right now. Sounds really good by reading your review.

  2. Your review has me really excited to read this book. I am getting it ASAP. Thank you for the review.

  3. It saddens me to know that Kara has pasted on. I bet she is having a good time with Jesus. I read her last book The Hardest Peace and it was really good. I am looking forward to reading this one as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. You highly recommending a book is all I need to hear. You put some realy good book on your blog. I look forward to reading this.

  5. Wow is all I can say too! This sounds like a book that a lot of us need to read. I am looking forward to reading it. I have a sister that is in the fourth stage of lung cancer and I think that I would really enjoy this book! Thanks again for a great review Mary.

  6. I think this book is going to be very inspirational. Looking forward to have mine arrive in the mail from amazon. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Great review, Mary. This sounds like a must read book for me.

    Judy B

  8. I can think of a couple of people that this would help. thank you for reviewing this!!!

  9. this sounds like a must read. Getting my copy now.

  10. My wife will love this book. She has a book club for women that I think she would love to advise the ladies to buy it and then discuss it

  11. I am going to buy this and take in every word. Thank you so much for this awesome review.

  12. As a person who is a 2 time cancer survivor with current health issues, and has a father in stage 4 cancer - I'd love to read this book, Mary!! Thanks for your review!!