Sunday, 27 July 2014

Book Review: Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love StoryJoni & Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken Tada
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

This is the true love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada. A love story showing what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in love ... in sickness and in health. Even the honeymoon wasn't easy. Did Ken realize what he was getting into when he proposed to Joni, a quadriplegic woman? As their marriage years moved on, Ken became increasingly overwhelmed by the never-ceasing demands of caring for Joni, who begins to experience chronic, extreme, nightmarish pain. Ken sinks into depression, and the couple finds themselves on parallel tracks in life, married and living under the same roof but drifting apart emotionally. But as they fight for their marriage and find their way through the mazes of depression and pain, they wrap their two lives around their rock---Jesus. During Ken's denial of Joni's diagnosis, and Joni's thoughts of how wonderful a quick exit to heaven would be, they experience a personal visitation with the savior you will never forget.

My Review:

This book was a really good reminder to trust in the Lord through all the trials that come in a marriage relationship: in both the big and the small things. It was a very convicting read and showed the importance of allowing the Lord to change our attitudes in our relationships with other people. While not my favourite book about/by Joni (this one was co-authored by her husband, Ken) as I found the third-person narration, while necessary due to the two-person authorship, not as readable. Still, this book is more than worth a read! :)


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