As a Christian with family members in need of physical healing this book offered real food for thought. The conviction of Joni that our suffering has a purpose and sometimes is to encourage others more than ourselves truly moved my heart. After a read like this one I can continue in my prayer life believing that God is answering in ways I cannot imagine. When Joni tells how her suffering has brought others to Christ my heart is humbled and I move on knowing God is in this regardless of what I see before my eyes. It was an encouragement. To see her heart and dedication to bring others to Christ fuels my heart!
This book has great insight for anyone struggling.
July 31, 2012
What great insight and help for anyone struggling with pain, illnesses or just about any difficulty. Beautifully addresses the age old "human" question of "why"? I am so grateful that Joni continues to generously share her insight...a continued blessing.
Joni's honesty really impressed me. She has faced the tough issues many Christians have faced (pain and suffering) but were afraid to voice. The book is her journey, but it may be that of many others, and the outcome glorifies God. It makes our struggles seem like nothing compared to hers, and yet she has allowed the Lord to overcome. I highly recommend this reading.
Few, very few, Christian authors have earned my respect to the degree that their name on a book jacket immediately attracts my interest. Over the years, Joni has become one such author. And this book neither disappoints my high expectation of her writings nor is it an easy work to set aside once it is begun to be read. While some of her earlier titles reflect past events or episodes from her personal life which, in hindsight, she filters through a theological lens, "A Place of Healing . . ." is Joni's view of God and her personal relationship with Christ written while a period of suffering is presently unfolding. I find it to be a fresh and honest approach to the question of faith in God in the face of pain. In short, I highly recommend this book.