Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Joni & Ken

9780310314691Joni & Ken
Written by Ken & Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby
Published at Zondervan

About the book

Joni and Ken is the true love story of one of the most adored and respected couples on the planet---Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada---who, through depression, pain, and cancer, faced the kind of testing and trials few could even conceive. But a couple who have clearly displayed the love of Jesus in their relationship … for almost thirty years. Includes an eight-page photo section.

My Thoughts

I was highly interested when this book was available on the bloggers program and requested it.  But back in May, the book never arrived.   I wasn’t penalized for this but when I emailed again last week to see if there can be any chances of receiving a copy to review, I got it within a couple of days.   Actually, it arrived on a Friday and by the Sunday afternoon I had finished my reading even with the tremendous work we had over the week-end making and canning salsa.  

I couldn’t stop reading it… always wanting to discover more about this couple.   I have seen the movie Joni where you discover how she became paraplegic.  I sometimes read her thoughts from her blog and had prayed during her cancer treatments.   But who was Ken?   Apart from being her husband I didn’t know much about him.   Not only I discover more who the man in the couple is, but I have read one of the most beautiful love stories out there.   And reading this book, made me think of another couple I know that live something similar to them. 

Through the pages of this book, you will discover how they fell in love and the ups and downs they have experienced since being together.   Marvelous photos can be viewed as well.   The story goes back and forth through the years bringing new light on certain part of their lives together.   I was moved, touched, and cried a bit when reading it.    This love story is an inspiration for me in many ways.  It reminded me that being married is not only for the good times but also the harder ones.  I pray that I will have the same kind of support that Ken has for Joni if my husband is in need.  I hope that I will have the patience, the courage and the faith of Joni if I ever go through some health issues in my life.   Both of them are precious to the Lord and have a great story to tell to everyone!

I seriously think that this book should be read by every married couples to give them a perspective to what really means to care for a love one when he/she goes through difficult health issues.   The book has encouraged me to persevere and stick close to my man whether we go through good times or hard ones.   

Joni & Ken is available for purchased at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.


The book is also available for the Kindle and Kindle app.


Disclaimer: Thanks to Zondervan for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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