Item description for Barrier Free Friendships: Bridging the Distance Between You and Friends with Disabilities by Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Jensen...
Overview Joni Eareckson Tada offers thoughtful advice to those who want to build mutually fulfilling relationships with people who have disabilities.
Publishers Description Each of us knows someone who is hearing, visually, or mentally impaired, or physically disabled. Millions more suffer from invisible disabilities that can be just as devastating. Writing from her own experience as a person with a disability Joni Eareckson Tada joins with her fellow disability advocate, Steve Jensen, to share how you can overcome obstacles that have kept you from becoming friends with those who may be limited by their bodies or their circumstances. Joni shows you how to build mutually fulfilling relationships based on insights into how Jesus related to individuals with disabilities. She also offers story after story of the hope and joy of those who've crossed the barriers, from either direction, and found a lifetime of friends.
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Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization accelerating Christian outreach in the disability community that numbers 550 million people worldwide. She is an artist and the author of numerous bestselling books including A Christmas Longing, 31 Days Toward Intimacy with God, Diamonds in the Dust, More Precious than Silver, the platinum award-winning Joni, Heaven: Your Real Home, and When God Weeps. Joni and her husband, Ken, live in Calabasas, California.
Joni Eareckson Tada currently resides in Calabasas, in the state of California.