Saturday, January 10, 2015

Beside Bethseda by Toni Erickson Tada (Review)



  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress (September 1, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612917122

A 31-day devotional from bestselling author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada 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.

My Review:

Before this book I did not really know this author. I recognized her name but did not know her story. She is well known Christian author and speaker. She was also left a quadriplegic after a diving accident when she was 17. Her full bio can be found here: http://www.joniandfriends.org/jonis-corner/jonis-bio/
This book is a 31 day devotional. It is a small book and quick to read. Each day has scriptures, a personal story from her, and a going deeper section. It centers around her trip to Betheseda. She prayed for healing but did not receive it. She shares how it affected her. She shows us to rely on God and him alone. She is encouraging and inspiring. 

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, visitwww.joniandfriends.org


I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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