Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken Tada

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Read Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story Online Free - It was not a typical Sunday morning for Joni Eareckson. Sure, she was in her regular place along the stage-right aisle at Grace Community Church, halfway back...parked near a few others in wheelchairs. And the worship music had been glorious...hymns Joni could sing along with...which she did. Enthusiastically and without consulting the hymnal. All the verses. Normal so far. The part that wasn't typical was that the pastor/teacher of Grace Church, Dr. John MacArthur, was away. A pinch hitter was filling in. And although he was giving it his best, it wasn't...uh...well, it just wasn't John MacArthur. Joni tried to focus on what was being preached, but her mind began to hopelessly slide. Perhaps the past few days had been a little more hectic than usual. Maybe she and her ministry team had stayed out a little longer than they should have at dinner the night before. Or maybe the volunteers who had come that morning to get Joni up, bathed and dressed had come a little too early. Whatever the reason, Joni fought drowsiness. Caught in a truly awkward situation and not wanting to make a scene, Joni began to pray. It would be a worthy exercise to pass the time. This is something she of-ten did at night when she'd waken with nowhere to go and no wakeful person on duty to help her. Joni knew that the week ahead was going to be a busy one, including some air travel. That's something I can pray about, she mused. And so she did. Next, Joni decided to look around...carefully, of course, so as not to be accused of not paying attention, looking for folks seated in the congregation. 'Lord, is there someone I should pray for?' she whispered almost loud enough to be detected by those close by. She scanned the people sitting in front of her and spotted the back of a man's head a few rows closer to the front of the church. 'Okay, Lord, ' Joni prayed, 'Please bless that man up there with the straight black hair. Thank You for him, protect him and, if You will, please prosper him for Your glory.' She prayed for his family, his work, his friends and interests. Oddly, she found it easy to pray for this man she didn't know... which made her wonder, Lord, why have you put him so strongly on my heart? I can't even see his face... don't know his name. This was the first time Joni would be thanking her Heavenly Father for Ken Tada. It surely wouldn't be the last. And since 1982, when Joni and Ken were married, Ken Tada has been a colleague and full partner in Joni's life and ministry. He also prays for Joni.

Title : Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story
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ISBN : 0310336732
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Rebekah rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2017

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...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2016

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, ask...

Kelli rated it ★★★☆☆

April 29, 2013

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...

Nola rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2013

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, bu...

Rod rated it ★★★★☆

March 28, 2016

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 s...

Homeschoolmama rated it ★★★☆☆

April 15, 2015

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 more about Ken and his struggle with d...

Amy rated it ★★★☆☆

December 15, 2015

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 20...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2013

I loved reading Joni and Ken's story. What an amazing couple. I enjoyed it so much I wrote them a personal letter and got one in return! Like Ken and Joni's my marriage improved dramatically through my husband's bout with cancer.

Janice rated it ★★★☆☆

January 12, 2016

As someone living with chronic illness, requiring my husband to be my caregiver, I was excited to learn that Joni and Ken had shared their story. I have been greatly blessed by her ministry and previous writing. In some ways this book was a great encouragement to me, and in others it was very dis...

Kayla rated it ★★★☆☆

April 24, 2017

I agree with many of the other reviewers that the book was disjointed and confusing due to how the book was set up similar to diary entries--not even chronological! So you really have to pay attention to those dates! It was also not as raw as I expected it to be but perhaps that kind of vulnerabi...

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