Friday, September 3, 2010

A Place of Healing by Joni Erickson Tada (audio book)

A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty

From In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain.

The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will. A Place of Healing is not an ivory tower treatise on suffering. Its an intimate look into the life of a mature woman of God.

Whether readers are enduring physical pain, financial loss, or relational grief, Joni invites them to process their suffering with her. Together, they will navigate the distance between God’s magnificent yes and heartbreaking no and find new hope for thriving in between.

My Take:  I have always liked Joni but I never really thought that we had much in common except that we are both Christians.  I mean after all she is paralyzed from the neck down and I have full use of my body, She has an international ministry and I am involved in the local ministry here at home.  Upon listening to A Place of Healing though I found out that I had more in common with her than I thought.  We are both entering into the later part of our lives (she is in her 60s and I am almost 50) and along with that comes the onset of aches and pains (and yes she has them too).

The main point that struck me that she said was that when we set our hearts on God he will give us the desires of our heart and the more that we do that the more our heart's desires are changed more toward God.

This book is a very inspirational and you don't need to be suffering from physical ailment to get something from it.  I highly recommend it.

I received a download of this audio book from as part of their reviewer program and am not required to give a favorable review. 

To find out more about Joni and her ministry visit her website 


  1. Gerard admires Joni very much and has read several of her books.

  2. I think I read Joni's first memoir about her diving accident over and over again when I was growing up. I will have to find some of her newer books...this one looks like a good inspirational read.


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