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Joni - An Unforgettable Story: 40 Year Anniversary of Release!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 29, 2016
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  • What's New in Our Store

Joni - An Unforgettable Story: 40 Year Anniversary of Release!Celebrating 40 years of Joni’s classic autobiography! This book takes the reader through Joni’s accident in 1967 that left her a quadriplegic and the journey of faith that followed, as God helped to piece her broken life together again. The Joni book has sold more than 5 million copies and has been translated into 50 languages! This updated edition includes a new collection of Joni’s personal photos.

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The Empty Tomb: Jeremy's Egg

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 27, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

An empty Easter egg.Happy Easter! If you have kids or grandkids, today is very likely to be a fun day for them — what with church plays, Easter egg hunts, and yummy chocolate covered bunnies. Children, especially children with disabilities, seem to have an inside track into the...

Family Retreat: A "Slice of Heaven"

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 24, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

BobbieIt makes me smile to see young people serving at our Family Retreats — people like Bobbie featured in this video. Though there are many ways that she could spend her summers, for three years now, Bobbie has served as a volunteer at our camps for families affected by disability. That’s because for Bobbie...

Today's "Culture of Death"

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 21, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Today's "Culture of Death"Someone once said that “The health of a civilization depends on how its society treats the elderly, the newborn, the unborn, people with disabilities, the poor, and those who are homeless.” There is a culture of death that is sweeping this country, and it is turning our society into a people that are fearful of suffering...

Hope Overflowing: 100,000 Wheelchairs by 2020

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 20, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

Ebenezer receiving a wheelchair from Wheels for the World in GhanaLast February, we announced our groundbreaking Wheels for the World initiative: Hope Overflowing 100,000 by 2020. We are pleased to announce that we are on track to reach our 2016 goal of 14,500 wheel­chairs. Yes, the Lord has helped us! That is why we have every reason to rejoice and move out courageously, knowing He will help us as we work to deliver 100,000 wheelchairs by the year 2020! This is a huge goal, a God-sized vision! We have put our faith in the Lord that together, we’ll provide 14,500 wheelchairs to people with disabilities this year. With each wheelchair, we’ll share the Gospel message that turns hopelessness to hope over­flowing. But the need is great. There are thousands of little children and adults in developing countries that need a wheelchair and the Gospel message of Jesus Christ that brings hope to those in despair. We hear them. We see them. You can help today!

Gwen - Cause 4 Life Intern

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 18, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life

Ken, Gwen and JoniThirty-one-year-old Gwen Thayer first learned about our Cause 4 Life internships while attending our Castaway Club Family Retreat in Minnesota — living on a farm, Gwen was anxious to come to Southern California and learn “the ropes” of disability ministry here...

How our Radio ministry started...

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 15, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioI can’t believe it’s been almost 35 years since I started radio. I remember the day I was asked to consider doing a radio program. It was back in 1981 when Al Sanders, the founder of Ambassador Advertising Agency, visited my home. I was on bed rest with stubborn pressure sores, and I didn’t think I had it in me to do a radio program. But Al believed in me — and in how Jesus would encourage many through this...

New Softcover Release! Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 14, 2016
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Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story SoftcoverAfter over 30 years of marriage, Ken and Joni offer readers a rare and candid account of their journey through quadriplegia, depression, pain, and cancer. The book is a testimony to all the grace and faithfulness found in God alone. Let their story inspire and encourage your own life and marriage! Every purchase you make from Joni and Friends helps someone with a disability! Order your softcover copy today!

My interview with Pastor Shawn Thornton

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 14, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Pastor Shawn ThorntonPastor Shawn leads one of the most influential churches in Southern California, and it's just down the freeway from Joni and Friends — recently, I zipped over to his recording studio to do a 2-part interview on his program, “All Things New.” We talked about my accident...

Why we LOVE Family Retreats!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 10, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Matthew Short Term MissionaryI LOVE FAMILY RETREAT! I really do — and I’m not the only one. Matthew is what we at Joni and Friends like to call a “Short Term Missionary” (STM) and he’s been serving at our Family Retreats for 9 years! So, why does Matthew keep on coming back, summer after summer, to serve families affected by disability? Because in Matthew’s words, “Family Retreat is...

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