Joni and Ken: an Untold Love Story by Larry Libby, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ken Tada
Synopsis: This is the true love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada. A love story showing what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in love … in sickness and in health.
Even the honeymoon wasn’t easy. Did Ken realize what he was getting into when he proposed to Joni, a quadriplegic woman? As their marriage years moved on, Ken became increasingly overwhelmed by the never-ceasing demands of caring for Joni, who begins to experience chronic, extreme, nightmarish pain. Ken sinks into depression, and the couple finds themselves on parallel tracks in life, married and living under the same roof but drifting apart emotionally.
But as they fight for their marriage and find their way through the mazes of depression and pain, they wrap their two lives around their rock—Jesus.
During Ken’s denial of Joni’s diagnosis, and Joni’s thoughts of how wonderful a quick exit to heaven would be, they experience a personal visitation with the savior you will never forget.
Review: I loved the honesty, vulnerability, and genuineness of their love story. Mostly it highlights their journey through Joni’s breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. It gives glimpses into their early marriage right up to the current day. Joni broke her neck at 17 and God has used her quadriplegia in incredible ways, not only here but internationally. I would put this in your list of books to read for 2015!