Listening In, hosted by WORLD's Warren Cole Smith, features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. “Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD's Chief Content Officer Nick Eicher.
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The life of Kara Tippetts
Kara Tippetts was a remarkable woman. She and her husband Jason had four beautiful children and a thriving new church that Jason started and serves as pastor. But soon after moving to Colorado Springs to start that church, Kara discovered she had breast cancer. Despite aggressive treatment, the cancer spread throughout her body. She started blogging about her experiences with a remarkable transparency that immediately won her readers. A publisher discovered the blog, and the result is her first book The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in The Midst of Life’s Hard.
Despite intense prayer and all the efforts of medical professionals, Kara Tippetts died on March 22 of this year. Hundreds came to her memorial service in Colorado Springs, and nearly 20,000 people watched the service on-line from all parts of the world.
Before she died, Kara Tippetts wrote another book, Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking Through Suffering Together, which she co-wrote with a good friend.
We use this Thanksgiving week, and the publication of her latest book, as an opportunity to listen again to the voice of this remarkable woman.