Joni: An Unforgettable Story

by Joni Eareckson Tada

Other authorsBilly Graham (Foreword), Francis Chan (Foreword)
Paperback, 2001



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Zondervan (2001), Edition: 25th Anniversary, 205 pages


The award-winning story of a young woman who triumphed over devastating odds to touch countless lives the world over with the healing message of Christ. In a split second on a hot July afternoon, a diving accident transformed the life of Joni Eareckson Tada forever. She went from being an active young woman to facing every day in a wheelchair. In this unforgettable autobiography, Joni reveals each step of her struggle to accept her disability and discover the meaning of her life. The hard-earned truths she discovers and the special ways God reveals his love are testimonies to faith's triumph over hardship and suffering. The new 25th Anniversary edition of this award-winning story - which has more than 3,000,000 copies in print in over 40 languages - will introduce a new generation of readers to the incredible greatness of God's power and mercy at work in those who fully give their hearts and lives to him. Joni has written an afterword in which she describes the events that have occurred in her life since the book's publication in 1976, including her marriage to Ken Tada and the expansion of her worldwide ministry to families affected by disability.… (more)

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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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205 p.; 5.63 inches


0310240018 / 9780310240013


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