News Releases

Press Release - Joni Eareckson Tada's Book Offers A Glimpse of 'Heaven: Your Real Home'

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 2, 2018

Heaven Your Real Home Expanded EditionAGOURA HILLS, CA Jul. 2, 2018 If you’re going to read only one book about heaven, Joni Eareckson Tada’s should be the one. As a quadriplegic since a diving accident in 1967 and the founder of a ministry to the disabled, she writes with an eternal perspective.

Press Release - Former Senior Vice President of Oracle Named Next President of Joni And Friends

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 20, 2018

AGOURA HILLS, CA Feb. 20, 2018 Joni and Friends’ Board of Directors, including founder Joni Eareckson Tada and President Doug Mazza, is pleased to announce they have appointed John Nugent as the next President of Joni and Friends.

Press Release - Joni Eareckson Tada Named World’s 2017 Daniel of the Year

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 16, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C., November 16, 2017 – One of the most inspiring Christian leaders when it comes to serving as an inspiration and leader for people with disabilities has been named WORLD News Groups 2017 Daniel of the Year. 

Press Release - Building Community is the Theme of Latest Release in Joni and Friends’ Irresistible Church eBook Series, “Doing Life Together”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 3, 2017

AGOURA HILLS, CA, Oct. 3, 2017 – As with all of the books in the Irresistible Church series by Joni and Friends, the latest release, “Doing Life Together,” provides practical steps and guidelines to help individuals and churches better serve the disability community. This book specifically addresses the sense of isolation that many individuals or families living with disability experience and how important it is for friends to come alongside them to offer meaningful friendship and support. 

Press Release - Joni and Friends and Focus on the Family Release Real Families, Real Needs: A Compassionate Guide for Families Living With Disability

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 19, 2017

AGOURA HILLS, CA, Sept. 19, 2017 – When a family is affected by disability, everyone’s life changes. Whether you’re a father, mother, sibling, grandparent, or other relative, you have specific questions based on your role in the family as well as the unique needs for support. 

Press Release - Joni And Friends Names ‘Luke 14 Award’ Recipients at Re-Release Of ‘Joni’ Red Carpet Premiere

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 7, 2017

AGOURA HILLS, CA, Aug. 7, 2017 – Right before a star-studded Red Carpet Premiere of the newly-digitized movie “Joni,” the star of the film, Joni Eareckson Tada, focused attention on several regional churches who have partnered with Joni and Friends to provide exceptional service to individuals affected by disabilities and their families. 

Press Release - ‘Shout For Joy!,’ Latest Release In Joni And Friends’ Irresistible Church E-Book Series, Explores Worship

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 30, 2017

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 – Book #6 in the Irresistible Church series by Joni and Friends, “Shout for Joy!,” is now available, and continues the trend of the previous five releases, already among the top ten books in both Social Issues and Special Needs categories on Amazon, where each book has reached #1 within a few weeks of release.


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