There’s the ideal you enter marriage with, more like fantasy, and then there’s the real, the reality of every day life. That’s true for every marriage, but especially for Joni and Ken Eareckson Tada. What’s amazing in Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story is to look at their marriage and their life is how the rough road they have traveled has made their marriage stronger.
You won’t find 5 principles to save your marriage or 3 truths to marriage success, but you will find a compelling story of love that grows in Christ. Such growth has its bumps, bruises and breaks along the way. They are transparent with times of testing, times of strain, and times where they discover strength in dealing with Joni’s paraplegia with its every day challenges as well as a battle with cancer. Even more they show how leaning into Christ and who Christ has made them as individuals and even more as a couple has helped them navigate 30 plus years of marriage.
Those facing trials and tests in their own marriage or having to provide care for a spouse in need will find hope and strength. Those seeking to grow in their own walk with Christ and the path of self-discovery will find inspiration.
Before I read Joni & Ken I was a raving fan of Joni having heard her speak about the power of God’s sovereignty, the hope of heaven, and the work of Christ in her pain as well as her passions. Having read Joni & Ken I am now a raving fan of Ken Tada as well. The journey his life has taken. The lessons he has learned. The openness of the ups and downs of his love for Joni, for Christ, and for life itself is a powerful story of transformation and growth.
I give Joni & Ken 5 out of 5 stars. Larry Libby does a tremendous job of weaving together their memories and experiences to tell an untold love story that will inspire many and give hope to marriages desiring to be stronger in Christ and in each other. My thanks to Zondervan and Booksneeze for a free copy to review. I wasn’t required to give a positive review just an honest one. Thank you for putting out such an inspiring book. Joni & Ken is a love story worth reading and living out each day.