Joni: An Unforgettable Story

by Joni Eareckson Tada

Paperback, 1997





One of the most beloved Christian autobiographies of modern times, Joni highlights the unforgettable story of a young woman's courageous struggle to find hope after a broken neck left her completely paralyzed. On a hot July afternoon, Joni Eareckson Tada's life was dramatically altered in a split second. A reckless dive into shallow water took an athletic young woman from health and success to life as a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. In the forty-five years since the release of this book--which has more than five million copies in print in over forty languages--Joni's earnest struggle to find hope has resonated with millions of readers around the world. The hard-earned truths she shares in this special edition reveal the power of God's love to transform, as well as the triumph of faith over pain and suffering. Joni's message has inspired people facing all types of challenges, helping them overcome their own limitations with a determined smile. In this updated edition, you will discover how to stay satisfied in God through disappointment and affliction. Filled with practical insights, Joni will help you find hope in every hardship. This commemorative 45th anniversary edition features updated photos, as well as an all-new chapter in which Joni describes her current battle against two different cancers, her daily struggle with chronic pain, and the joys of leading a global outreach to people living with disability.… (more)


Zondervan (1997), Edition: Reprint



(140 ratings; 4)

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LibraryThing member susan139
Inspiring, heart warming, heart wrenching, truely unforgettable story of Joni Eareksons fight to recover from a diving accident at the age of 16 that left her paralised. The physical struggle to health is told along side Jonis' life and relationship with God.
This really is one book that once read
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you will never forget.
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LibraryThing member taterzngravy
This is story has stood the test of time, and so has the person. Joni was an ordinary teenager who went through some extraordinary circumstances. This story tells of her swimming accident that left her a quadraplegic and of the years that followed of how she and those around her coped with her
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handicap. It is a moving story that has a moving ending, but if you have followed the life of Joni, the story still hasn't ended and it continues to get more surprising.
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LibraryThing member BraveNewBks
This was the first adult book I ever read... I was five years old, and I pulled it out of my mom's purse and started reading it while I was supposed to be napping. Kindof heavy for a small child (Joni is an artist who is now a quadraplegic after a diving accident as a teenager) but an amazing,
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inspiring, and very honestly related story, right down to the details of her struggle to continue to believe in God after losing all feeling and movement below her neck.
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LibraryThing member KimSalyers
was good and is a true story
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