Book Review of
Just Show Up
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.
I really enjoyed this book about friendship and community. Friendship is work. It takes time and sacrifice. It also takes giving people grace and understanding. It takes going deep and sometimes getting hurt. But true friendship and building a community that is there for each other during the good and the bad is so worth the work that it takes. This book is written by two friends that have lived through the deep painful parts of friendship. They have given to each other when it wasn’t easy. In this book, they share their story and struggles and what they learned through it all.