You can trust Tada and Jensen to give you straight-from-the-heart advice on bridging the distance between you and your disabled friends. They draw on personal experience and Jesus' examples to show you how to put your willing hands and heart to work in building life-changing friendships. Previously published as Friendship Unlimited, it's now completely revised and updated. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1997 Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 X 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0310210070 ISBN-13: 9780310210078 UPC: 025986210076 Availability: In Stock
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. Joni shows you how to build mutually fulfilling relationships based on insights into how Jesus related to individuals with disabilities. She also offers story after story of the hope and joy of those who've crossed the barriers, from either direction, and found a lifetime of friends.
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 SPANISH BIO: Joni Eareckson Tada es el fundadora del Centro Internacional de Discapacidad Joni y sus amigos, una organizacion con sede en California que promueve el alcance cristiano en la comunidad de discapacitados a nivel mundial (www.joniandfriends.org). En 1967, un accidente durante un salto de clavado dejo cuadriplegica a Joni, pero los anos no fueron desaprovechados. Su siempre profundo amor por la Palabra de Dios ha generado mas de treinta y cinco libros, incluyendo sus exitosos devocionales, Diamantes en el polvo y Mas precioso que la plata. Joni y su esposo, Ken, han estado casados durante veinticuatro anos y tienen su hogar en Calabasas, California.
Steve Jensen serves as director of outreach for JAF ministries and is the author of The Disability Awareness Study Guide. He cofounded the Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities and served as executive director of the Christian League for the Handicapped. He and his wife, Andrea, live with their three children in Williams Bay, WI.