The inspiring marriage of Joni Eareckson and Ken Tada is revealed to the public today with the release of Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story. When Ken Tada married Joni Eareckson in 1982, they already faced a challenge most couples can’t imagine: quadriplegia. Compounded later by chronic pain, depression and breast cancer, their marriage was tested beyond the norm. Now after 30 years of marriage and for the first time, Ken and Joni share the secret to their enduring love despite all the obstacles they’ve faced. The Tadas’ transparency is evident early on as Joni shares the story of their first date and her embarrassment at Ken having to empty her leg bag. It’s clear he’s up for the task, and even being called “Mr. Eareckson” on their honeymoon leaves him undaunted about life as the husband of the famous mouth artist and star of the eponymous book and film Joni. As new difficulties and challenges came along, however, the...
Do you need encouragement? Joni’s Encouragement Pamphlets offer biblical wisdom for journeying through life’s greatest challenges. Because Joni’s first group of pamphlets has helped so many, she has now released a second group! This assortment includes one each of these 6 titles: Gaining a Hopeful Spirit, Breaking the Bonds of Fear, When Is it Right to Die?, No Longer Alone, Pain and Providence, and When God Seems Unjust. Order your set of Encouragement Pamphlets today!
The groundbreaking curriculum Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry is now available as an interactive multi-touch book for the iPad! Originally introduced as a course for the Christian Institute on Disability to transform the way Christians view God’s plan for disability and suffering, Beyond Suffering has since been released as a curriculum textbook for educational institutions, as well as in Spanish and Braille editions. The latest edition for iBooks combines the Study and Leader’s Guides into a seamless, multimedia experience for today’s students, featuring videos from the award-winning Joni and Friends TV series. The Beyond Suffering iBook also takes advantage of all the iPad’s accessibility features for students with visual and hearing impairments, including adaptive screen...
Have you ever struggled with what to say when you go before God in prayer? Throughout the Bible, God encourages us to bring before him our worship, confession, thanksgiving, intercessions, and petitions. And the Bible is a prayer book full of language lessons so we might enjoy Word-enriched prayer. In Joni’s new booklet Prayer: Speaking God’s Language, she shares how to use the Scriptures for speaking to God, including specific Bible passages to pray for different situations. Get a copy for yourself and begin using God’s Word as your prayer book. Let’s draw closer to him this year as we learn to speak his language.
It's surprising how many marriages are beginning to crack under the pressure of suffering, depression, illness and pain. It's why Ken and I just wrote our new book Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story. After more than 30 years of marriage, we're peeling back the curtain to reveal some of the toughest years of our life together. Yes, it is definitely an untold story… but we hope the lessons learned through our depression, pain, and cancer will bolster others to 'stick with their vows, for better or for worse.' Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story will be out soon, but you can get a sneak preview now by watching this video – then please, share it with your friends!
Last chance sale on Joni and Friends Fold and Seal Postcards! Featuring Joni’s art and selected scripture, these handy, self-sealing postcards are a delightful way to send a quick note - just write, fold, and mail. Now 50% off, these cards won’t be available much longer. Don’t miss out - purchase yours today!
In just a few weeks our new book will be out and Ken and I are so excited. Just what is the untold story? In many ways, it's my husband's. You see, when we first married, neither of us realized how quadriplegia would impact our life together. And then, my chronic pain was thrown into the mix. For Ken, all this was a huge test of our vows, as well as our faith. But no matter how horribly depressing and difficult things were (we call those days "the tired, middle years" of our marriage), we clung to God's grace moment-by-moment. It meant that when I got cancer, we were able to remarkably rise to the challenge. After all, God had proved himself through the toughest times in our marriage and, like Samuel the Prophet, we were able to say, "Thus far has the Lord helped us" (1 Samuel 7:12). This is a book that, I know, will encourage you to say the same – be looking for it in our store in just a few weeks!
Happy New Year! What better way is there to kick-start 2013 than by digging into God’s Word? This year, Joni and Friends is happy to offer you resources that will encourage you into a deeper walk with Christ! Are you committing to daily Bible reading? It’s not too late to join Joni and Ken as they read through the Bible chronologically. Just download the Bible reading schedule and let us know that you’ll be joining. Or are you looking for a devotional that gives flesh, breath, and emotion to theology? In Joni's award-winning daily devotional books Pearls of Great Price and Diamonds in the Dust, she shares what God has taught her from her wheelchair and through His Word. These meditations uncover eternal truths waiting to transform the events of your life into facets that catch and reflect God's glory. Are you ready? Let’s dig into God’s Word this year...
As the hustle and bustle of Christmas approaches, we love to remember John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God gave us the greatest gift of all, Jesus… and we, in turn, give his love to others! That’s the reason for this wonderful season – it’s why we joyously share gifts with loved ones. And so, in the spirit of God’s generous love, Joni and Friends is happy to offer beautiful Christmas gifts, Christmas books for all ages, and Joni’s brand new Christmas cards that’ll point your friends and family to the Lord. And the best part? With each purchase, you are helping share the amazing message of salvation in Jesus Christ to special-needs families. Thank you for giving the Christmas message year round to children and adults with disabilities! We wish you a joyous celebration of our Savior’s birth!
For years I've been longing to create something personal and powerful to help people dealing with pain or deep discouragement, and now, I'm so glad I can offer two brand-new resources – one is a DVD/Bible study called How Can God Help You Deal with Chronic Pain, Disability & Illness; the other DVD/Bible study is God's Comfort When You Are Discouraged and Fear the Future. These videos are from an interview I did on The John Ankerberg Show with Dr. Michael Easley, professor emeritus of Moody Bible Institute (he has degenerative disc disorder). I'm convinced these excellent DVDs and Bible studies will help anyone wrestling with pain or discouragement. So if you are struggling with pain, or you know someone who needs encouragement, these DVDs and studies are for you, “For God hears the cry of the afflicted” (Psalm 10:17).