The Billy Graham Library will welcome Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center – and advocate for the disabled – for a book signing on Monday, Sept. 8. She will sign copies of her latest book Beside Bethesda: 31 Days Towards Deeper Healing.
In 1967, Joni, then 17, was in a diving accident which left her quadriplegic and in a wheelchair. Through her ordeal she developed a desire to help others facing similar challenges. After extensive rehabilitation therapy, Joni also learned a new skill – the ability to paint with a brush between her teeth. She has written more than 50 books, is host of the radio program “Joni and Friends,” and has received numerous awards and honors.
Beside Bethesda is a 31-day devotional that takes readers on a month-long journey toward the deepest healing God offers. The entire book is framed against Joni’s visit to the healing pool of Bethesda to seek healing where Jesus healed.
As Joni relates aspects of her own journey in dealing with the most painful “unanswered prayer” of her life, readers will learn to see beyond potential quick fixes to the deepest and greatest solutions God has for them. As the journey continues, readers deal with topics such as contentment, patience, unanswered prayer, transformation through suffering, wrestling with God, and hoping in God.
Joni Eareckson Tada will address visitors with her story, testimony and an inspirational message at 1:30 p.m.
Mrs. Tada will greet guests and sign copies of her books from 2:15 – 4: 15 p.m.
We will have select titles of Joni Eareckson Tada’s books available for purchase at Ruth’s Attic Bookstore in the Billy Graham Library, or you can bring your own copies.
There will be a limit of two signed items per person.