Saturday, October 10, 2015

‘Just Show Up’ by Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn (Plus a Tried & True Friendship Giveaway) REVIEW


Have you ever picked up that book that spoke to your core? That is exactly what Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn Just Show Up did for me! While Kara was battling cancer, the two decided to write a book together...a book that can only be described as WOW. It came at the right time for me to get a good dose of "lessons learned." I realized, I haven't been showing up for my friends. And I've not allowed them to show up for me. I've gone through my own hard alone, and allowed them to walk their hard with out me due to fear. Fear of loss. Fear of looking silly. Fear of intruding. Fear of....I don't even know! I have a friend now facing cancer, and it's a hard I can't even begin to imagine....but I now understand how I can make that hard a little softer. And I plan to do just that. But beyond helping you learn how to truly be there for a friend (or allow friends to be there for you) it opened my eyes to my own social anxiety. This book has made me realize I give into my anxiety when I need to embrace it, see it, acknowledge it, and deal with it to live a more productive and well meaning life. I high recommend picking up a copy of this book for yourself! 

What does friendship look like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry—and even cancer? Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn teamed up to write Just Show Up, a story of their close friendship and walk through Kara's battle with terminal 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.

Celebrate the gift of friendship with a Tried & True Friendship giveaway—a prize for you and for a friend!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 23rd. The winner will be announced October 26th on Jill's blog.

Is one of your friends going through a tough time—maybe you need some encouragement? Stop by Kara and Jill's author page, click on the reviews bar, and read through some bloggers' stories of how their friends got them through suffering.

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**I received a copy of this product in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of my family.**

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