Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Joni & Ken

Joni & Ken
By Ken & Joni Tada
About the book:
This is the true love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada. A love story showing what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in love … in sickness and in health.
Even the honeymoon wasn’t easy. Did Ken realize what he was getting into when he proposed to Joni, a quadriplegic woman? As their marriage years moved on, Ken became increasingly overwhelmed by the never-ceasing demands of caring for Joni, who begins to experience chronic, extreme, nightmarish pain. Ken sinks into depression, and the couple finds themselves on parallel tracks in life, married and living under the same roof but drifting apart emotionally.
But as they fight for their marriage and find their way through the mazes of depression and pain, they wrap their two lives around their rock-- Jesus.
During Ken’s denial of Joni’s diagnosis, and Joni’s thoughts of how wonderful a quick exit to heaven would be, they experience a personal visitation with the savior you will never forget.

My thoughts:
Most of us are familiar with the story of Joni Eareckson Tada, her diving accident, and how she started Joni and Friends (if you aren't, it's worth checking out!) but we don't know much about her and her husband. how they met and got married, what their life is was and is like, and how her quadriplegia has affected both of them. This book gives a glimpse into the story explains what God has taught them all these years and encouraging other to follow The Lord no matter how bleak your circumstances appear.

This was a really good book that at times was sad to read but filled with God's goodness.

*i received this book free for review from Zondervan Publishers through Book Sneeze*

Favorite Quote:
"A miracle is better than a fairytale."
Rating: 5 carats

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