In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain. The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will.
In a split second on a hot July afternoon, a diving accident transformed the life of Joni Eareckson Tada forever. She went from being an active young woman to facing everyday in a wheelchair. In this unforgettable autobiography, Joni reveals each step of her struggle to accept her disability and discover the meaning of her life. The hard-earned truths she discovers and the special ways God reveals his love are testimonies to faith's triumph over hardship and suffering.
"Honest, moving, life changing!"
This is the true love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada. A love story showing what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in love...in sickness and in health. Even the honeymoon wasn’t easy. Did Ken realize what he was getting into when he proposed to Joni, a quadriplegic woman? As their marriage years moved on, Ken became increasingly overwhelmed by the never-ceasing demands of caring for Joni, who begins to experience chronic, extreme, nightmarish pain.
"Joni AND Ken"
If God is loving, why is there suffering? What's the difference between permitting something and ordaining it? When bad things happen, who's behind them, God or the Devil? When suffering touches our lives it often doesn't make sense, especially when we believe in a loving and just God. In this poignant audiobook, Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic for over 30 years, describes her personal experience with suffering and provides her special understanding of God's intentions for us in our pain. The author reveals a God big enough to understand our suffering, wise enough to allow it, and powerful enough to use it for a greater good than we can ever imagine.
"All Should Read!"
More than three decades ago, a diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada a quadriplegic. Back then she questioned how a loving God could condemn an active young woman to a lifetime in a wheelchair. Today she is grateful. Because it's from this vantage point that Joni has discovered a God who is so magnificent that no circumstance, no matter how terrible, can separate her, or you, from his fierce, tender, and enduring love.
"Extremely relevant and personal"
This book serves as a guidebook for believers, to awaken their interest, offer practical help, enable them to think through big questions in light of Scripture, and prepare them for the greatest issue of the 21st century: our new power to redesign human nature and determine the boundaries of human life through abortion, cloning, euthanasia, eugenics, and robotics.
"not as good as I hoped"
Step back for a moment and join Joni Eareckson Tada's journey into a world you've heard about but never seen: heaven. You just might discover that heaven is a lot closer - and more real - than you've ever imagined. Tada's thoughtful and highly personal work is the story of her own search to understand heaven, and the special meaning it holds for her as a quadriplegic. More than merely a theological concept or a comforting idea, heaven is our real home and ultimate destination, and Tada shows us how to prepare ourselves for it here on earth. Heaven is a remarkable, inspiring, unforgettable glimpse into the future glories that all believers can look forward to.
Originally published in 1978, A Step Further is Joni Eareckson Tada’s response to thousands of letters she received from people puzzled about the "whys" of suffering. Joni answers these questions by taking a personal look at how God has used circumstances, people, and events in her own life and the lives of others. A Step Further has been used by individuals, in hospitals and rehab centers, and in scores of countries overseas to bring comfort and peace to those who are suffering.
Looking back to the diving accident at 17 that destined her for a lifetime in a wheelchair, Joni Eareckson Tada recalls the bitterness and despair she felt. But God changed and healed her in unexpected ways by giving her rubies of wisdom about who he is and how he works in all of lifes events. Now she wants to share this treasure with you.
Find hope and help for life's constant challenges in this sparkling collection of daily devotionals. Best-selling author and painter Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic, offers meditations on Bible verses, short prayers, and thoughts for the day that show us where to find diamonds in the dust. Joni has selected 60 of the 366 devotionals found in her printed book and hopes that you will listen to one a day for the next two months, or that you will listen to them in clusters, and in so doing you will draw closer to your Lord and Savior.
Stories from Joni's life shine in this lovely collection of remembrances. Take just a minute to recall hidden, out-of-the-way moments in your own life when God was present, both in happy and sad times. Words of encouragement, comfort, and insight will leave your soul satisfied and yet longing to be closer to a loving Father, who often shows up in unexpected ways.
From the best-selling author of Diamonds in the Dust and More Precious Than Silver comes another devotional treasure. These 366 daily meditations by Joni Eareckson Tada reveal priceless pearls of Gods kingdom hidden beneath the surface of our circumstances, waiting for us to discover and claim.
Now, as more families like Michael's are affected by a growing number of disorders and difficulties ranging from autism to food allergies, the need for programs and paradigm shifts is greater than ever. Beates thus seeks to motivate churches to pursue ministry to children and adults with developmental disabilities. He works through key Bible passages on brokenness and disability to develop helpful principles for believers and churches, teaching them first to embrace their own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken.
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Each of us knows someone who is hearing, visually, or mentally impaired, or physically disabled. Millions more suffer from invisible disabilities that can be just as devastating. Writing from her own experience as a person with a disability, Joni Eareckson Tada joins with her fellow disability advocate, Steve Jensen, to share how you can overcome obstacles that have kept you from becoming friends with those who may be limited by their bodies or their circumstances.