Una Vida Llena de Sabiduría / A Lifetime of Wisdom
Yo solo tenia diecisiete anos. Era toda una nina, cuando Dios me pidio todo lo que tenia... mi salud, mis esperanzas, mi independencia, mis suenos, mi libertad y mi movilidad. Lo tomo todo. Yo estaba tan enojada con el que trate de sacarlo de mi camino, pero Dios inexorablemente me llevaba mas cerca.
'Thank you, God, for this chair!' Not the words you'd expect from a woman who has spent 40 years as a quadriplegic following a tragic diving accident at 17. But it is the perspective of a woman who has suffered heartbreaking losses ... and incomparable gains. Chief among those gains have been the insights she's gained into the wisdom and nature of God---learned and refined through seasons of difficulty and trial. In one sense, that wisdom did cost Joni all she had: her hopes, her dreams, her independence, her health, her freedom, and mobility. In the early years, it seemed a price much too high to pay. But through 4 decades Joni's moved from enduring her circumstances to finding God's joy in them. And now she has written a book that shares the heavenly wisdom and perspective she's learned. There have been many books written about tragedy and struggle, of pain and bitterness, but in this book, Joni chooses to dwell not on what she has lost but on what she has found.
Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization that accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community. Joni and Friends provides practical support and spiritual help to special needs families worldwide, and equips thousands of churches in developing disability ministry. Joni is the author of numerous best-selling books, including When God Weeps, Diamonds in the Dust, A Lifetime of Wisdom, and A Step Further, winner of the Gold Medallion Award. Joni and her husband, Ken, have been married for over 30 years. For more information on Joni and Friends, visit www.joniandfriends.org SPANISH BIO: Joni Eareckson Tada es el fundadora del Centro Internacional de Discapacidad Joni y sus amigos, una organizacion con sede en California que promueve el alcance cristiano en la comunidad de discapacitados a nivel mundial (www.joniandfriends.org). En 1967, un accidente durante un salto de clavado dejo cuadriplegica a Joni, pero los anos no fueron desaprovechados. Su siempre profundo amor por la Palabra de Dios ha generado mas de treinta y cinco libros, incluyendo sus exitosos devocionales, Diamantes en el polvo y Mas precioso que la plata. Joni y su esposo, Ken, han estado casados durante veinticuatro anos y tienen su hogar en Calabasas, California.