Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith
Many people look at Joni Eareckson Tada and proclaim, "She's my hero!" But Joni has heroes of her own. She introduces stories of the people who inspire her most -- people who touch and inspire everyone who meets them. Friends...
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Many people look at Joni Eareckson Tada and proclaim, "She's my hero!" But Joni has heroes of her own. She introduces stories of the people who inspire her most -- people who touch and inspire everyone who meets them. Friends who are disabled, friends who have overcome incredible odds, famous friends, and not-so-famous friends -- Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith offers extraordinary stories of ordinary people who have learned to trust God in the hard times and now shine the light of faith and hope on all they meet.
When you think of heroes, do you think of people larger than life---like Superman? For Joni Eareckson Tada, real heroes are normal people who trust God against all odds. Meet Jack, whose injury dashed his Olympic dreams; Gerda, who suffered severe burns; and many others. Their amazing stories will encourage, strengthen, and inspire you.
In a world that measures success by looks, power & money, this collection of stories about real people shows that true success is found in a life that has God at its center.
Joni Eareckson Tada has known the grace of God for 30 years after being paralysed from the neck down in a diving accident. Joni is president of JAF Ministries, an organization that accelerates Christian ministry among people with disabilities. She is also host of 'Joni and Friends', a daily radio program in the USA operating out of the International Disability Centre and a sought after conference speaker.
She is the author of more than 30 books, including the bestsellers Diamonds in the Dust, Heaven, and More Precious Than Silver.
In 2003 she was given the Gold Medallion Award for her book When God Weeps and in 2004 for co-authoring Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Volume 1. Her award winning and best-selling autobiography, Joni, was adapted as a full-length feature film. Tada also serves in an advisory capacity to many Institutes concerned with disability, writing and evangelism worldwide. She has been given many awards and holds several honourary doctorates. Joni and her husband, Ken, live in Southern California.