From her childhood to present day, Joni Eareckson Tada relates her remarkable journey through the dialogues, events, memories, images and scenes of her life. She ponders the question, would she have been an artist if she hadn't broken her neck? This book will capture your heart and serve as a signpost to light your journey with Jesus.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 368 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0310240085 ISBN-13: 9780310240082 Availability: In Stock
The Silver Medallion award-winning memoir by Joni Eareckson Tada that captures her heart and thoughts by portraying her walk with God in the events, dialogues, memories, images, and scenes of her life.
Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization that accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community. Joni and Friends provides practical support and spiritual help to special needs families worldwide, and equips thousands of churches in developing disability ministry. Joni is the author of numerous best-selling books, including When God Weeps, Diamonds in the Dust, A Lifetime of Wisdom, and A Step Further, winner of the Gold Medallion Award. Joni and her husband, Ken, have been married for over 30 years. For more information on Joni and Friends, visit www.joniandfriends.org
"Memory means everything to me," writes Tada. In this tender, beautifully
written memoir, she reflects with vivid detail on the idyllic Maryland
childhood that shaped her Christian faith and the 1967 diving accident that
left her a quadriplegic but showed her that "there are more important things
in life than walking." As the youngest of four girls, Tada idolized her
father and namesake, Johnny, who instilled in her a daredevil sense of
adventure and shaped her view of God. When as a teenager she drifted from
faith, she prayed that God would turn her around. Tada believes the accident
she had at age 17 was God's response: "It wasn't some flip-of-the-coin in the
cosmos, some turn in the universe's roulette wheel. It was part of God's
plan-for me." She shares how her experiences with suffering have given her a
platform to encourage others with disabilities through her speaking, writing,
artwork and the organization she founded to aid the disabled, "Joni and
Friends." Intermixed with humorous stories about her friends, marriage and
professional triumphs are vulnerable glimpses of her dips into depression,
anger and frustration over infertility. But, almost 36 years after "the dive,"
Tada has learned that "true wisdom is found in trusting God when you can't
figure things out." Christian readers should appreciate this mature, absorbing
reminiscence of a remarkable life. (Aug.) Forecast: Tada has been a
bestselling author in the CBA market since she penned the first account of her
life, Joni, in 1976; that book has become a platinum seller. In July, she will
receive a lifetime achievement award from the Evangelical Christian
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