New book, Kyra: A Life of Simple Surrender debuts as #1 new release in multiple categories

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Prepare to be inspired by the remarkable story of Kyra Karr, a young missionary who tragically lost her life in a car accident while on summer furlough. In this heartfelt book, we delve into Kyra’s own words featuring heartwarming stories from her life, inspiring vignettes from her faith journey, powerful devotions, and touching testimonials from her celebration of life.

Even a few of her favorite recipes are included, giving you a glimpse into the joy Kyra brought to those around her.

Although Kyra left behind a husband and three daughters, her legacy lives on as Cynthia Smith brings Kyra’s inspiring story to life in this book. From navigating life as a missionary wife and mother to persevering through life’s highs and lows, her experiences and profound impact continues to touch countless lives.

Her story will leave you inspired to live a life of simple surrender, full of joy, friendship, faith, and love.

As an ongoing way to honor Kyra’s legacy and her family all proceeds of the book will go to the

Cynthia Smith’s book, Kyra: A Life of Simple Surrender will be available to download for free through May 20, 2023. Kyra: A Life of Simple Surrender has launched with rave reviews. Here’s what just a couple reviewers have said:

Jennifer E. Bell
5 Stars – A beautiful tribute!

“I could not put this down! It truly ministered to me and drew me closer to God. What a fantastic life Kyra lead, and what a testament to her faith! Truly, God is good, all the time.”

Lisa Bagnell
5 Stars – Powerful and Challenging

“This book will make you laugh and cry while it challenges you to live a life of surrender.”

Misty Jones
5 Stars – Simple Surrender Yet Greatest Reward
“Get ready to laugh and cry. Soul searching God truth in the middle of loss. Surrender. What true surrendering looks like.”

For More Information

For more information or to schedule an interview about this press release, please contact Cynthia Smith at

About the Author

With a master’s in pastoral counseling, Cynthia Smith has served in church ministry positions, and at Bartow Family Resources, a pregnancy care center that touches over a thousand individuals each year. Retired, she volunteers as a women’s ministry leader at LifePoint Church in Cartersville, a court-appointed special advocate, and encourages courageous people to tell their stories through her YouTube channel Cartersville Conversations. She and her husband, Ray, have three grown sons, one daughter-in-love, and one granddaughter. Cindy and Ray live in the country outside Atlanta, Georgia, surrounded by their neighbor’s cows.


Connect with Cindy:


Facebook: The Kyra Karr Foundation

YouTube: Cartersville Conversations


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