"Just Show Up" by Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn should be in the hands of every Christian. Practical, full of wisdom and advice, this book is most helpful. These two friends wrote of their journey together as Kara suffered from cancer. The book gives advice on helping, receiving help, what to say and what not to say. In one chapter they write about, "comfort In and dump Out." Those who are in the inner circle of the sufferer should only receive comfort. What you are feeling in the midst of your friend or family member's suffering should not be dumped out on them. They write about just showing up and being there in silence, not agonizing over the uncomfortable silence. I had only read the forward and thought that the book was worth buying just for that! I cannot stress enough of the helpfulness of this book. At the end of each chapter there are discussion and reflection questions.
This is the third book in a series of stories about Spurgeon written for children. All three of these books have been well received by our whole family. This book is informative, creative, and well written.
*It wasn't until we were almost done the book that our five year old voiced his question and on-going thought in his head, "Is Spurgeon a mosquito?!"
I have been reading this book to our eight year old and it's been perfect for his age. This book tells of four men: William Tyndale, John Newton, David Brainerd, and Eric Liddell. The stories are a good length with the perfect amount of detail. Illustrations are included to keep their attention!