Host:Dr. James Dobson
Guest:Joni Eareckson Tada
A 1967 diving accident in the Chesapeake Bay left Joni Eareckson a quadriplegic. As she pondered her recovery in a hospital bed, Joni clung to John 5, which recounts how Jesus healed the paralytic. Like the man at the pool of Bethesda, Joni did not want her Savior to pass her by. However, she came to realize that her salvation was, first and foremost, for her justification. And secondly, Jesus wanted to sanctify her so she would become more like Him, even in her suffering.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada is an esteemed Christian stateswoman and respected global leader in disability advocacy. When a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others with disabilities. Joni Eareckson-Tada serves as the CEO of Joni and Friends, a Christian organization which provides programs and services for thousands of special-needs families around the world. President Reagan appointed her to the National Council on Disability, and she was reappointed by President George H.W. Bush. The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and signed into law during her tenure on the council. Joni is the author of many books, including Where's My Miracle?, Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty and Glorious Intruder: God's Presence in Life's Chaos. Joni is also an accomplished artist and served as general editor of the Beyond Suffering Bible, a special edition published by Tyndale for people with disabilities. Joni Eareckson Tada and her husband, Ken Tada, reside in Calabasas, California.