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God's Immeasurable grace. It's the most important ingredient for the perfect love story.

Tragic circumstances often stretch relationships to their breaking point. But God's grace is always more than enough. For Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada, enduring quadriplegia, chronic pain, cancer, and depression only made their love more vibrant through 30 years of marriage. Discover a bond that has seen the worst and claimed the best. Listen about Joni and Ken’s challenges firsthand. Discover God's immeasurable grace along the way, as their story inspires and enriches your own relationships.

A love untold. Until now.

Ken underestimated the challenges of marrying a woman with quadriplegia. Even the honeymoon wasn't easy. Through their years together, Ken becomes increasingly overwhelmed by the unceasing demands of caring for a woman with chronic, extreme, nightmarish pain. He sinks into depression. Though living under the same roof, they drift apart. In the midst of their deepest struggles with depression and pain, Ken and Joni return to the one true answer to their struggles. One that is far from a denial of Joni's diagnosis or thoughts of how wonderful a quick exit to Heaven would be. In their darkest hour, Ken and Joni encounter a heavenly visitation that changes their lives - and maybe yours too - forever.

©2013 Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada (P)2013 Zondervan

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a must read

wonderful!!!worth listening to again and again.ken and joni are so honest and real they are truly a blessing to everyone

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Amazing and insightful

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I have ordered several paper copies of this book to give out. One of the best and most helpful books I've read/heard in many-a-year. Told in a way which is never boring or dry.

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  • Crystal
  • 07-05-13

Joni AND Ken

The tone of this book feels alot different than Joni's first book. Her first book was emotional, while this book has little emotion. I started to read this book expecting to hear more of Ken's voice and his take on loving someone with a disability; this is not what this book is about. It is truly about marriage and the history of their relationship. Thankfully, it does give a brief history about Ken, the mystery man. I did enjoy the last chapter, when Joni and Ken actually read their ending thoughts and advice. Overall, the book humanized them. They aren't perfect or angels. They are people who have struggles, just like everyone else.

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  • LP
  • 16-06-16

Just When I Thought There Was A Perfect Marriage..

Joni and Ken Tada seemed to me, as an outsider, that they had a perfect loving marriage, despite Joni's very dire disabilities. But I should have know better that sinful man and sinful woman do not have anything "perfect".... not until we have gone to glory with our Lord.

However, they are such a lovely, inspiring couple, who were not afraid to talk publically about the challenges of marriage, even between a Godly man and woman. They were very personal, revealed some of their sins and brought things into perspective when I look at my imperfect marriage to my beloved husband. I've learned, from reading this book, that prayer is SO very important and I need to pray for my husband much more than I have in the past. I hope that many couples read this book. Whether Christian or not, I believe they would plant seeds in the heart of an unbelieving couple. So this would make a great gift for an unbelieving couple who are struggling with their marriage, or, a Christian couple who are struggling!

We see a lot of ourselves in this very poignant story. And as I write this review, Joni and Ken are still with us on this earth. They can teach us a lot... because, you know, they really love Jesus.

A blessed and truthful book, I just loved it!

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  • Yoella
  • 09-09-18

It was so REAL; I almost didn't finish it.

I strongly recommend listening to this book even if you think you KNOW Joni's story. B/c let me tell you, you don't know it. Joni & Ken were so REAL about how difficult their 28 years of marriage had been. They didn't sugarcoat some of the most miserable moments. It was so real; I almost couldn't finish it. I'm so grateful I did. I've recommended this book to so many people including my single friends. We so often question what lesson God is trying to teach when we see others suffering. When their suffering is compounded over and over, we often act like they must be doing something wrong b/c the Lord wouldn't allow His faithful servants to repeatedly suffer. As hard as we might be with others, we're often even more judgmental when facing our own trials. This book would make a perfect gift b/c it addressed suffering and sacrifice found in marriage or in the caregiver/patient relationship. It showed how imperfect people can work towards His perfect plan.

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  • ADRE
  • 24-01-18

terrific

what an open and raw reflection of the struggles and transforming beauty of marriage. reminder that anything worth something takes work and selfless commitment.

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  • Mark White
  • 30-06-18

Excellent biblical wisdom for those who suffer

As a husband, Pastor and a person who has dealt with my wife’s disability for 20+ years this book was an excellent testimony and refreshingly biblical encouragement to me and my wife. Even though I do not have a disability I thank God that he has strengthen me and gives me the grace to minister to my wife as a godly husband. Not that I am perfect but seeing it as a privilege to minister to her I saw that in Ken‘s life too. This is a book that I will come back to often to listen to again to refocus my attention.

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  • John Mark
  • 27-01-18

Jesus is our Help.

There is such vulnerability in true love. This story has Jesus all over it.

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  • Kevin S Adams
  • 06-01-15

A glimpse into real life.

These two share their hearts and heartaches. They also share the victories of love and joy. It's great and I enjoyed it.

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  • JOSEPH A STCLAIR
  • 16-07-20

A great read

what a beautiful reminder of what marriage can be when serving Good first and then loving your spouse.

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  • MJTE
  • 22-05-20

Great Veiw From Ken's Eyes

Very great book, as it gives those of us who have followed Joni and Ken for years, a view from his eyes. Helps us see Joni and Ken's story from a fresh perspective.

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  • Maria Bottiglieri
  • 10-08-19

anything is possible with God.

What a story! Joni shows us that you can find joy in any circumstances. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling.