Just Show Up should be mandatory reading for everyone 18 years old and older.
We are all going to face "the big hard," as authors Kara Tippets and Jill Buteyn describe suffering that takes us out at the knees. Kara Tippets, who went home to Jesus on March 22, 2015, as mentioned early on in the book, faced a long battle with breast cancer, but completed her contribution to the book before her death. Jill Buteyn "showed up" during this time -- and learned how to keep showing up. What they share will help others know how to love ... how to "invade each other in love and become witnesses to the truth that trials and sickness and pain are not the whole story." (Quote by Kara Tippets.)
As Jill Buteyn said: "Life isn't Pinterest, is it?"
Just Show Up takes is past the perfection of our Pinterest-y lives into the realities of the hard stuff: sickness, grief, loneliness, hurt ... and teaches us through real life experience how to show up for others who are hurting.
"Showing a person they matter in the midst of their suffering is a gift you can give." (Quote by Jill Buteyn)
This book is a keeper ... it's also a book to be shared with others.
– Beth K. Vogt, Author of Things I Never Told You