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Publisher's Summary

More than three decades ago, a diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada a quadriplegic. Back then she questioned how a loving God could condemn an active young woman to a lifetime in a wheelchair. Today she is grateful. Because it's from this vantage point that Joni has discovered a God who is so magnificent that no circumstance, no matter how terrible, can separate her, or you, from his fierce, tender, and enduring love. This is the work of a storyteller of rare ability, a book of honest pain and honest joy in the presence of God. This unabridged audio edition of Joni's gripping memoir will capture your imagination, unsuspectingly drawing you into Joni's story. In it you will uncover your own stories, your own memories, and your own encounters with the living God. His promises are sure. He will never leave you or forsake you. Joni Eareckson Tada paints a beautiful, intimate, and moving portrait of a woman who knows firsthand that no matter what the circumstance, God is always faithful. Always faithful. He is the God worthy of your love.
©2003 Joni Eareckson Tada (P)2003 Zondervan
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Critic Reviews

"In this tender, beautifully written memoir, [Tada] reflects with vivid detail...Christian readers should appreciate this mature, absorbing reminiscence of a remarkable life." (Publishers Weekly) "A moving, well-told memoir of both the desperate and the hopeful hours that led Tada to realize her mission in life as a minister to disabled persons the world over." (Booklist)
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By dg on 03-29-04

Extremely relevant and personal

I mostly downloaded this for my wife to listen to, but I was hooked immediately. Joni relates as a real person with the same questons and concerns all of us have. She drives successfully at the real relationship between God and us, and why He is loved. I not only listened to the entire unabridged audiobook, but I played it again for my children (7 and 9). They have eagerly listened to all 14 hours back and forth from school. Every car ride began with an immediate request from them: "Let's hear the Joni story!". Much of what I want to say to my children is expressed in this memoir. And much of what God has to say to me is there too.

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By Joyce on 12-12-05

An Open Door

I have known of Joni since the early 80's. I knew she loved God, I knew she was a gifted artist. I knew she was truly a Christian Icon of our day, but this book however reveals many many things about her and her background I did not know. This book, all 14 hrs. of it, is truly a treasure. Yeah, it is long, but I love to visit with Joni and learn so much about her, her family, her faith and the road that brought her to where she is today. It is like getting to know an old, special friend, little by little. Her vivid insights into how God worked in her life, some truly miraculous coincidences and still it goes on. I will want to listen again when I am through. I have enjoyed putting in my earphones to hear her each time I walk, workout at the gym, clean out the garage or just wait in long Christmas lines at the store. You will enjoy this if you have a thirst for knowing people, knowing how God wants to move in your life and knowing God.

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By Adoptive mum on 04-13-13

Joni Brings her story to life

Joni has long been a favourite author and singer of mine. I read this book when it was first published and to hear Joni read her own words just brought the whole thing to life.

I am so enthralled by Joni's life and the truth and humour with which she writes. All brought so much the more to life by her own reading of the book.

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