[Reading] ➶ Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story By Ken Tada – Dailytradenews.co.uk



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  1. says:

    You have often heard me say that our afflictions come from the hand of our all wise and sovereign God And although cancer is something new, I am content to receive from God whatever He deems fit for mebut rest assured that Ken and I are utterly convinced that God is going to use this to stretch our faith, brighten our hope and strengthen our witness to others I m sure most of you are familiar with Joni the author s auto biography It relays the story of her diving accident as a teen and subsequent paraplegia It has sold millions of copies in multiple languages.I actually preferred this book about Joni s marriage to Ken Tada, her sudden daily chronic pain and later cancer diagnosis This is truly a modern day telling of the story of Job Job s wife, however, turned against him, Joni s husband does not.If anyone thinks they are suffering in the Christian life, they should read this book If anyone thinks that things can t get any worse, they should read this book If anyone thinks that God wouldn t allow them to go through any than they have already dealt with, they should read this book The battle for Joni s life became very intense at times Paralysis Crushing pain on top of paralysis Cancer on top of crushing pain.Radical mastectomy on top of cancer.Chemotherapy on top of mastectomy.Pneumonia on top of chemotherapy And intense spiritual warfare with dark, malevolent spirits on top of it all.This is a book that will cause you to look beyond the temporary difficulties, no matter how fierce the battle and to look to Jesus, the One who through His sacrificial death on the cross, has opened the way for eternal life in Heaven without suffering and pain Highly recommended for those who need to get some perspective in the Christian life and to get their eyes fixed again on Jesus This will especially be helpful for those going through marriage difficulties, but the lessons can be applied across the board.


  2. says:

    What a love story This is the true story of a real romance, of a man who sacrificially loves his quadriplegic wife Joni can not even turn herself in bed she has to wake him to do it for her Ken has faced numerous challenges in being the spouse of a famous person with intensive special needs His struggle with the daily grind of it all honestly conveyed here My favourite part is when God speaks to him, and he chooses to love his wife with all he has I did find the storyline a bit jumpy here for some reason the person compiling this chose not to go for a chronological approach but the sections themselves are well told I think this is quite my favourite romance of all because it is real and so Christ like.


  3. says:

    Even though a dear older friend at church loved this book about the marriage of Joni and Ken Tada, I never meant to read it Rather, Joni Eareckson Tada kept finding her way into conversations with a different friend at church That friend asked me to repeat Joni s name, asked what she wrote, asked for her name written down So I left for the used bookstore on Sunday, hoping it might have a book I saw there before or another of Joni s works Flipping through this, I thought it looked too full of suffering something I ve really been fearing lately Yet this was the book in stock So this was the one I bought Early on the story seems so hopeful A woman who is nearly 32 and paralyzed, and thus thinks marriage will elude her, finds a man she once prayed for after admiring the back of his head when distracted at a worship service starting to admire her Really admire her He even empties her leg bag of urine on the first date Yet the story turns awfully gritty and hard It turns out Ken partly loved Joni s personality, her beauty, her love for the Lord bigger than life persona Living with a quadriplegic woman, providing so much of her care, of course is involved than Ken had expected before marriage Granted, marriage is harder for anyone than imagined The daily grind begings to wear on him, distance builds in the relationship, Joni distances herself to lessen the strain on Ken while hating the distance After a while it all seems so grim.Being 32 with damaged arm tendons and a slightly questionable immune system, I found myself moving from relating to wrongly using the account as a barometer If I should find my autoimmunity to ever include than thyroid disease, would this be the burden a husband would feel Should I determine to never marry Empty apartment or condo a house seems like quite a high aim with damaged arms because it might necessitate finding a sustainable career path , empty kitchen table, empty bed, empty passenger seat, empty womb, empty life, friends being less available as age brings marriages, struggling to find suitable jobs though I must say the Lord always has gotten me through just in ways that show His hand had to have given the answers because they were too unique for me to find recognize That s how fear speaks, right That what we fear will happen That it will turn out as just as we think or worse That the grace of God won t be there incidentally, Jay Adams is very good at speaking into this last point in a tiny booklet called Christ and Your Problems That s it s all about me, my desires, my idols gulp , my circumstances.And yet, by the end this book spoke hope where fear had settled deep into my bones Sure, what Joni feared sometimes happened Similarly, what you and I fear might happen Plus good changes that are given may be taken away We can t count on what God hasn t promised Yet the grace of God IS intricately woven through any believer s life even if we eclipse it in our imaginings And sometimes, Christ is seen most, and the most good comes, in the grittiest, harder than ever imagined circumstances Circumstances life paraplegia where one can t even go to the bathroom unassisted , compounded by horrible and distracting chronic pain, cancer, a masectomy, pneumonia something quite dangerous after years of paraplegia What has proved most insightful from Joni s life for me is what I love most about this book It brings the reader back to Christ His presence The hope He brings How we find fulfillment without looking for it in following the Lord and, out of service to Him, pouring our lives into others.As the light creeps back in dawn is on the horizon The hardness is there, but so is the surpassing beauty of Christ Suffering threatens to conquer, but Christ is most present in it and working good than Joni and Ken ever guessed in their lesser struggles The Lord is deeply binding the hearts of two people, bound formally by a covenant, through great trials Their life changes to rejoicing in their union with God and each other Home changes to being about an us rather than a structure or two I s We find that GOD is present, GOD is strong, GOD is loving, GOD sustains, GOD changes circumstances sometimes and His people always, GOD gives growth and peace and hope, GOD fulfills, that GOD does all things well Christ s grace is sufficient because His power is made perfect, seen, felt, in weakness The rest, the hope, the help are not in us but in the Lord.Don t you see the HOPE for you Joni and Ken there And the HOPE for you and me whether or not our health holds, we can ever afford houses, our wombs stay empty and our homes at least emptier than hoped For the God who sustains the Tadas, who teaches them, who works so wondrously in and through their very real pain and trials, who binds them closer, who gives joy when circumstances can t account for it, is ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE IN CHRIST By being so real about their struggles and God s work in them, they show WEARY, WEAK, SINFUL, MISERABLE people something of THE SUFFICIENCY AND GOODNESS OF CHRIST For that, I am very thankful the Lord led me to buy a book I didn t want to read This is a bit too autobiographical, but it shall do.


  4. says:

    I ve read all of Joni Eareckson s autobiographical books Joni, A Step Further, Choices Changes, The God I Love and was really looking forward to reading this recent work about her 30 year marriage to Ken Tada I knew that it would cover the trademark transparency that marks all of her books, but I was wondering how much of Ken s heart we would hear Well, I needn t have asked the question because they are both so honest and courageous in sharing their ups and downs Joni s quadriplegia certainly brought challenges to the marriage, but they also faced Ken s depression and Joni s battle with chronic pain and breast cancer Even one of those circumstances would be enough to crush some marriages, yet they have come through it all with a greater love for each other and dependence on God They are the first to insist that they re nothing special and that it is all due to God s grace, but there s no denying that they are a remarkable couple Hearing their story certainly puts other people s little marital glitches into perspective While some parts of the book are poignant, there is also a great deal of warmth and humour Indeed, Joni s breast cancer brought them closer together than ever before and actually became a source of joy It was also wonderful to hear of Ken s story and how God shaped him into the warrior he was designed to be.My only slight reservation with the book is that it s told in third person Larry Libby writes really well and does a good job of conveying Joni and Ken s thoughts, but I was expecting a first person narrative like Joni s other books I know that would have been complicated with two people having to share their personal thoughts, but I think it could have been done Once I got over that, I really enjoyed the book.This is a marriage that has been refined in the fire and come out as precious silver A truly inspirational read.


  5. says:

    Oh my goodness, they are the sweetest people with huge amounts of faith Read this just to be uplifted by how God uses them They aren t perfect they just have great perspectives on life And I really love that The only thing I wish the book had was the pov written in first person It would have made the stories seem personal I think with the way it was written, at times, it came across as cliched And I didn t always love how Ken was portrayed, I would have liked to hear his voice in first person really detail his struggle with depression in the 90s and how he felt about taking care of Joni The ending is really sweet though, and you see the arch of where God has taken them.


  6. says:

    This book was good, but it was sort of disjointed it read like a series of diary entries all scrambled up, with one entry being from 1985, then it jumps to 2000, then back to 1991, etc. I also wish, as another reviewer mentioned, that there would have been about Ken and his struggle with depression As it was, the trials mentioned were only touched upon, and in this sense the book lacked some depth One of the difficulties Joni faces, and she says so herself, is that people idolize her and put her up on a pedestal.She wanted people to know in this book that she is a real person, with struggles like anybody else Her attempt to share some hardships here and to dispel the myth that she is ever patient and ever kind is good, but she stops short of it simply because the descriptions of her arguments with Ken, her short, sharp replies, are little mentionables She doesn t reveal too much So I m not sure her goal was met here.I admire Joni and her ministry very much She is an example of someone who experienced tremendous losses in her life, but instead of growing bitter and isolating herself, she formed an organization to help others in similar situations I only wish this book had gone into depth.


  7. says:

    Probably the most I have ever cried reading a book Almost all were tears of joy I am partially the Christian I am today because of Joni Eareckson Tada I would have rethunk all of my theology based on her I was blown away when I discovered that she and John MacArthur are friends and that she has attended HIS church for decades How did I NOT know this Her lack of healing has caused me to be skeptical of the Charismatic movement for many years Also her ministry and who she supports has inspired me slightly If God hasn t healed her then that tells us alot about God and his plans for this world But THIS is a love story I look forward to giving them both a hug in heaven someday Amazing people with a very challenging life And this book takes us through their journey WARTS and all Thank you guys.


  8. says:

    Public library copy Years ago I read Joni, the story of her accident which caused her quadriplegia Not knowing anything about Ken, I decided to read their story It is truly a love story, with twists and turns and an enduring love which mirrors our Saviour s love for us.I like the way the book is written, in the third person which gives it good flow It s a very transparent story, especially for Ken For those who have read my reviews of John Eldredge s books, I d like to comment on the connection between Ken Tada and John Eldredge I might not mention this, but it stuck in my craw until I searched it out The short of it is this I am disappointed to see Ken Tada working in ministry with Eldredge, whose theology falls short of the Bible s view of Who God is The book, Joni and Ken, clearly endorses Eldredge s Wild Adventures, which Ken helps to lead As a point of reference, Tim Challies also warns against Eldredge s departure from a scriptural view of God This does not effect the reading of the Joni and Ken s story, which is a beautiful tribute to our Almighty Father and Saviour, Jesus Christ To God be the glory, great things He hath done


  9. says:

    Ken Tada and Joni Eareckson Tada are remarkable Unfortunately, this book is not.For those who may not know her story, Joni Eareckson became a quadriplegic after a 1967 diving accident when she was still a teenager Despite her disability, she came to fame as a writer, preacher, evangelist and motivational speaker, eventually earning world wide renown Ken Tada was a high school teacher and coach who met Eareckson when she was in her 30 s, fell in love with her and eventually married her This book is about their relationship over the past 30 years, the ups and downs of it and the challenges they ve faced, both physical and emotional.There were two major obstacles for my enjoyment of this book First,it feels quite disjointed Large chunks of this are told in flashbacks, with the narrative moving between the younger days when the Tadas were in their 30 s and just getting started, to their later years when Joni faces cancer, to their middle years when Ken is struggling with his identity while being married to a celebrity The reason for these leaps forward or backward is not always clear and I just couldn t always tell what the author wanted to emphasize Perseverance The universality of struggle The parallelism between age and youth I think a simpler straightforward storyline might have helped this book a lot.The other thing with which I struggled was how perfectly Christian the couple seemed to be at nearly all times They quote scripture, sing spiritual songs and outside of brief mentions of fishing and meals rarely discuss anything that does not relate to God and their ministry Yes, they face adversity and yes, the book occasionally describes the grittier day to day realities of being a quadriplegic but when all is said and done, everything is mined for its spiritual lesson I don t want to sound like this is inauthentic in any way this could in fact be exactly what s it like to be around Ken and Joni But it was hard for me to relate to None of my Christian friends, even the really devout ones, behave like this at all times For me, a portrait of a down to earth saint with feet of clay would have carried weight.Chalk this one up as a book for people who are already fans of Joni and want a intimate view of her personal life.


  10. says:

    This was just OK I admire Joni so much and she certainly testifies to the beauty and glory of Christ in powerful ways But this book s style voice struck me as kind of cheesy I also didn t like the way it was organized jumping all over the place in time, from their dating years to the early 2000s back to the 1980s I might give it only 2.5 stars, but I ll round up.


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