Just Show Up – the Dance of Walking through Suffering Together
By: Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn
David C. Cook, 4050 Lee Vance View, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
978-1434709530, $ 15.99, 190 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Parallel Stories of Friendship throughout a Difficult Journey of Suffering and Uncertainty
“Just Show Up – the Dance of Walking through Suffering Together” is packed with concrete, suggestions, supportive ideas, and meaningful information for reciprocal friendship during hard times and suffering. Authors Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn team up to share their story of a deep meaningful friendship throughout Karen’s life and death battle with cancer.
Kara and Jill explore the concepts of the long good-bye, the ministry of silence, and the gift of presence. They express them from two viewpoints, that of the giver and that of the receiver. Theirs is a story of nurturing friendship through pain and tiredness, insecurity and doubt, of unfathomly hard days, and the beauty and of being surprised by joy on a good day.
Careful consideration of the discussion prompts, are included for opening honest dialog in a group setting or for individual contemplation and will add to the personal impact and value of the book for individual readers; and immense help for anyone experiencing the process of anticipatory grief.
Anyone who had or is going through the suffering of a friend or loved one will find solace, comfort and support throughout the pages of “Just Show Up – the Dance of Walking through Suffering Together.”
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.