Item description for Step Further: Growing Closer to God Through Hurt and Hardship by Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Estes...
Overview Joni Eareckson Tada is one of today's great Christian women, and "A Step Further," which grew out of her own pilgrimage as a disabled person, is one of the great Christian books of our time. Written in the simple, friendly, exuberant, down-to-earth style that is special to Joni, it is a tremendous tonic for Christians living in pain and frustration, and it unfolds some neglected aspects of the wisdom of God superbly. This is heart-to-heart writing at its best. We have all waded through the verbal swamp of syrupy cliches as some sufferers overspiritualize their pain. We have also felt the hot breath of bitterness from those who refuse to accept and adjust to their disability. Joni represents neither extreme. In her book there is a beautiful balance between tough-minded reality and scripturally based theology. Through her public example, Joni Eareckson Tada has done more to straighten out warped views of suffering than all of the theologians put together. Her life is a triumph of healing-a healing of the spirit, the most difficult kind. When she speaks about the problem of pain, we should all sit up and take notice."
Publishers Description Personal answers to the difficult 'whys' of suffering. New 16-page photo section and illustrations by Joni.Originally published in 1978, A Step Further is Joni Eareckson Tada's response to thousands of letters she received from people puzzled about the 'whys' of suffering. Joni answers these questions by taking a personal look at how God has used circumstances, people, and events in her own life and the lives of others. A Step Further has been used by individuals, in hospitals and rehab centers, and in scores of countries overseas to bring comfort and peace to those who are suffering. It is available in over 30 different languages. New 16-page photo section.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1980
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Edition Updated and Exp
ISBN 0310239710 ISBN13 9780310239710
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More About Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Estes
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Step Further, A?
A real encouragement to me! Mar 17, 2007
Joni has experienced hardship first hand, and she understands (and acknowledges) the hurt that we feel as children of God. This book really impressed upon me that we cannot see God's provision or glory if our lives are moving along without any problems. God uses the hard times in our life to get our attention and to reveal Himself in a more personal, powerful way. This book really helped me deal with emotions related to my cancer -- Joni does not promise a happy ending (in our definition) to all of life's problems, but she does point out that nothing happens outside of God's control or love. She is believable because she has experienced this herself.
God speaks to the heart through Joni Oct 30, 2003
I decided to write a review on this book because no one has yet and someone should let you know what a treasure it is. Although it has been years since I read it, this book has meant the most to me of all the books on my Christian bookshelves (except the Bible of course). Joni's experience of suffering paralysis after a tragic diving accident at age 17 has given her a unique perspective on suffering. It speaks to God's ability to see us through anything. I read it during a season of suffering, depression, anger and questioning. Joni speaks deep truths from the Lord that resonate within your spirit and help you to find peace in Christ. She helped me believe that God loves me and I learned to accept the difficult circumstances God was taking me through. Notice I said "through," Joni has been through the valleys, where there are no easy answers, and has come out victorious on the other side. One of the most beautiful aspects of Joni's book is how clearly her joy and hope shine through what could have been a life of darkness in her wheelchair.
I encourage you to read it if you need this peace, hope and joy. I often give it to friends in troubled times.