I always wonder what a Chriistian life is supposed to be and how I should deal with my own suffering. This book gives some answers to my question. Her story is so real that I can relate with.
I was concerened when I started this book that it would be a touchy feely chick book. I almost put it down but decided to hang in there. I was so glad that I did. The issues that Joni wrestles with in this book are some things we all need to work through. Thanks for bringing these hard issues out in the open and reminding us that there is a God who loves us.
I read the other reviews, and was expecting a good book. Maybe it is, but I'm over two hours into it and so far, it's nice, but not very interesting. This is the first book of hers I've tried. I'm still listening to it because if so many people in other reviews liked it, maybe something will change soon...
Joni is enthusiastic in her reading, but frankly, listening to her early life was... boring as heck. She obviously loves her father and had a wonderful childhood, but I found it saccharine, true or not. It sounds like she had Ozzie and Harriet for parents.
The audibook begins well before her accident, "I dug my toes into the sand of Delware Beach,hugged my knees and drew as close to the campfire as I could. The flames warmed our faces...." , and soon the listener hears her experience in listening to her father's retelling of the retelling of the story of the Flying Dutchman. It's great that she finds such joy is such sweet memories, but... to me, "I guess you had to be there."
If you are looking for something that will hold your interest, or for something that shows insight, this is not the book for you. If you are a fan of the author, this book goes into tedious detail of her childhood.
It's a nice book, but, zzzzzzzz.