Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Book Review: A STEP FURTHER by Joni Eareckson & Steve Estes

Author: Joni Eareckson & Steve Estes
Category: Biography/Christian
Pub. Date: 04/01/1980
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN#: 0310239710

Synopsis:
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. 

My Review:
Let me start out with saying that the first time I read this wonderful inspirational book was when I was a teenager. I was on a weekend trip with my Aunt and Uncle to Iowa to visit my Aunts family. I brought the book along because I had not had a chance to read it yet. So from W.Va. to Iowa I started to read. I was so blown away with what had actually happen to Joni Eareckson that it was impossible for me to put the book down. I had actually read the whole book within  three day period. The last few chapters being read on the road back to W.Va. I was so impressed and inspired by the book that I told everyone and even lent my book to others so they could read the her story. 

I don't know if anyone here has read or knows any thing about author, painter, just an incredible person, but let me say that this book was a turning point in my life. I knew then that I could do something for the Lord. I realized that weekend that through all her struggles that if she could I could. 

I highly recommend this book to everyone. And it will be a stable on my bookshelf for as long as I live. Thank you Joni for teaching me that no matter the circumstance I can get thru it. God is on our side and with Him I can do all things.   

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:

Five Clock Rating!!!

Disclaimer: This book was not given to me, but purchased myself. 

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About the Author:


Previously published as Joni Eareckson
A diving accident in 1967 left Mrs. Tada a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, unable to use her hands. During two years of rehabilitation, she spent long months learning how to paint with a brush between her teeth. Her high detail fine art paintings and prints are sought after and collected.
Due to her best-selling books, beginning with her autobiography, Joni, as well as having visited 35 countries, Joni's first name is recognized around the world. World Wide Pictures' full-length feature film, JONI, in which Mrs. Tada recreated her own life, has been translated into 15 languages and shown in scores of countries around the world.
Mrs. Tada's role as a disability advocate led to a presidential appointment to the National Council on Disability for three and a half years, during which time the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.

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