I just finished reading A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada, and I give it my highest recommendation.
Joni was paralyzed in a diving accident more than 40 years ago. Now, in her 60s, she’s writes this book while going through a new trial: constant, unshakable pain. What I like most about this book is Joni’s high view of God. Every page oozes with his character, calling, and work, putting all things, especially suffering, into perspective.
If you are struggling with the idea of being a Christian yet not delivered from suffering and pain, buy this book today. If you are dealing with physical illness or disability, this book is for you! Even if you are not presently suffering, this book will minister to you and equip you to be a good friend to those who do suffer. It will encourage you greatly. For me, it has renewed my sense of gratitude and contentment, knowing that my hope in the Lord is unwavering and true.
3 thoughts on “Book Review: A Place of Healing”
I truly admire that lady. Just obtained the book you speak of but not had the chance to read it yet. I look forward to doing so and to sharing it with others as well.
Thanks for this recommendation. I listen very carefully to Joni because it is not just words, she is living it out. I am looking forward to reading this. A few months ago, I read her book The Untold Love Story and she challenged me in ways few authors can.
This is the first book of her I have read. I think I’ll read The Untold Love Story next. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂