We all go through difficult times. And what most people learn is that through those trials is when they grow the most. This is very true of Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada, who share their story in Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story.
Many people know of Joni Eareckson Tada. Paralyzed in a diving accident at seventeen, she went on to share her story of love, hope and grace with people around the world and started a foundation for those with disabilities. While Joni eagerly shares the story of her early years, few people know the story of her marriage and what has happened since then. She and Ken met at church and were engaged fifteen months later. While they thought they were prepared for marriage and knew what they were getting into, Ken was still surprised by what it really meant to be married to a quadriplegic. With his personal struggle with depression, they struggled in their marriage. As the years progressed, Joni struggled with chronic pain and the biggest blow of all came when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. While this would be enough to break apart any marriage, it was through the battle of cancer that Ken and Joni truly fell in love.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. While they seem like such extraordinary people, the things that Ken and Joni struggled with through their marriage are things everyone struggles with. It is also amazing to me to see how God continues to use them and their story to spread his grace and love to so many people.
I received a copy of this book to review from BookSneeze. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.