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One of the most beloved Christian autobiographies of modern times, Joni highlights the unforgettable story of a young woman's courageous struggle to find hope after a broken neck left her completely paralyzed.

On a hot July afternoon, Joni Eareckson Tada's life was dramatically altered in a split second. A reckless dive into shallow water took an athletic young woman from health and success to life as a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. In the 45 years since the release of this book - which has more than five million copies in print in more than 40 languages - Joni's earnest struggle to find hope has resonated with millions of listeners around the world. The hard-earned truths she shares in this special edition reveal the power of God's love to transform, as well as the triumph of faith over pain and suffering.

Joni's message has inspired people facing all types of challenges, helping them overcome their own limitations with a determined smile. In this updated edition, you will discover how to stay satisfied in God through disappointment and affliction. Filled with practical insights, Joni will help you find hope in every hardship.

This commemorative 45th-anniversary edition features an all-new afterword in which Joni describes her current battle against two different cancers, her daily struggle with chronic pain, and the joys of leading a global outreach to people living with disability.

©1976, 2001 Joni Eareckson Tada (P)2022 Zondervan

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Amazing! A Must read!!!

This is an amazing story of strength & trust
A real, honest account of pain, suffering and inward healing told from the actual person
And a testament to the grace of God.
Read it all the way to the very end.
Thank you, Joni

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Powerful and uplifting

I love the author and her voice inflections, she knows how and where to place them. Her story is so powerful, heartbreaking, and triumphant and all of Jesus!

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Truth in Suffering, And Joy in Jesus!

I would recommend this book to everyone who turns 15 years of age. Questions to life are answered and thru wisdom Joni makes these come forth as knowledge. I read Joni’s book Diamonds in the Dust in 1992, it was also a Wonderful book. How can a human experience such Great suffering, yet be so full of Joy? Quite simply, by trusting in Jesus.

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Fabulous then even better now

I loved it! I hope to read other Joni publications. She is a blessing to my spirit.

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Inspirational

I read this book we I was a teenager and it really spoke to me. Joni was real, sharing her emotions and growth as she began to trust in the Lord. Now in my 50's Joni's story speaks to me again on an even deeper level. I highly recommend this book.

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Inspiring Story!

Joni's Passion & Love for the Lord is Inspiring! Love how she shares her struggles & victories!