Having experienced major illness myself, I can imagine how difficult this was for Joni. But, God intervenes when we put our trust in him. He has not failed me yet, and I know Ken and Joni would say the same.
This book is now circulating around our church. We always share our favorite books with one another. Our pastor and his wife were both touched by it. We agree that you have to keep reading once you begin.
I have always been a fan of Joni since her first book. I was aware of her bout with breast cancer in 2010 and prayed for her as she went through that deep trial. As I read this book, I appreciated how she and Ken are so transparent about the joys and struggles of their marriage, and their deepening relationship with the Lord and each other through the gift of cancer. I could relate to her cancer story so much, because in 2011, I was also given the gift of breast cancer. Our diagnosis and treatments matched, even down to the names of the chemo drugs! I don't know that I have as dramatic a story to tell as they do, but I completely agree that God can be glorified and bring good out of a journey through cancer. I cried several times while reading this book. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it.
The only problem I had with the book is that I purchased it as an e-copy, and it was not formatted for my Kindle. I had to read it on my computer. If I had known it was not compatible with my Kindle, I would have purchased the print book.
I expected a good book when I ordered this. I got a GREAT book. Ken and Joni share their hearts, and in doing so they write a most wonderful and encouraging book. I recommend this to anyone who wants to be inspired!
I have long admired Joni in her attitude and the way she faces overwhelming obstacles, so when this book came up for review I was happy to request it!
Although Joni and Ken are facing much different and more difficult circumstance than most, there was so much I learned from them. And not just for the betterment of myself, but also my marriage. Their willingness to fight for their marriage, their commitment to love each other is very inspirational!
I very much appreciated their willingness to give their readers a look at their personal lives and struggles, not many in the public eye are willing to be so transparent.
I admire that their choice in marriage is to cling to Jesus to see them through every rocky time, and I am impressed with their openness to share the struggles within their marriage.
I without a doubt will highly recommend this book, (and any book by Joni!) There is so much within these pages that inspires you, challenges you, and betters you!
Joni & Ken is a beautiful, incredible story! I've enjoyed a number of Joni's books, but this one is the best. It is a powerful testimony of Jesus' ability to bring believers through times of great suffering & hardship. It is also wonderful encouragement for every Christian marriage.
Most of all, the book points readers to Christ, giving Him all the glory!