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Why Am I Not Healed -  Joni Eareckson Tada
Why Am I Not Healed - Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Rev. Paul Jordan
Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada
Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: Pastor Greg Laurie
Joni Eareckson Tada Shares Her Story
Joni Eareckson Tada Shares Her Story
Published: 2014/01/28
Channel: Joni and Friends
A Deeper Healing (Joni Eareckson Tada) (Selected Scriptures)
A Deeper Healing (Joni Eareckson Tada) (Selected Scriptures)
Published: 2013/11/07
Channel: Grace to You
Joni Eareckson-Tada: A Bruised Reed
Joni Eareckson-Tada: A Bruised Reed
Published: 2015/04/08
Channel: Ligonier Ministries
2017 MCNW - Joni Eareckson Tada Main Session
2017 MCNW - Joni Eareckson Tada Main Session
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: missionconnexion
Theology of Suffering - Joni Eareckson Tada
Theology of Suffering - Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2012/07/07
Channel: Dallas Theological Seminary
If I Have Enough Faith Will God Heal Me?
If I Have Enough Faith Will God Heal Me?
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Real Truth. Real Quick.
Joni Eareckson Tada - Marriage and Suffering: Q&A
Joni Eareckson Tada - Marriage and Suffering: Q&A
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: SouthernSeminary
Joni Eareckson Tada on Art
Joni Eareckson Tada on Art
Published: 2011/07/25
Channel: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Journey
Journey's End - Joni Earekson Tada
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: skybird82
Owning Your Weakness
Owning Your Weakness
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: mycschurch
Alone, Yet Not Alone (song) - Joni Eareckson Tada
Alone, Yet Not Alone (song) - Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2014/02/04
Channel: bctvguy
Joni   Hänssler VHS rip
Joni Hänssler VHS rip
Published: 2013/09/25
Channel: mattin198329
Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story - Joni Eareckson Tada & Ken Tada
Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story - Joni Eareckson Tada & Ken Tada
Published: 2013/01/23
Channel: zondervan
Joni Eareckson Tada: ‘Christ is my strength’
Joni Eareckson Tada: ‘Christ is my strength’
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: The Christian Institute
"Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story" | The Green Room
"Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story" | The Green Room
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Daystar
Joni Eareckson Tada and Vestal Goodman - Farther Along [Live]
Joni Eareckson Tada and Vestal Goodman - Farther Along [Live]
Published: 2012/12/07
Channel: GaitherVEVO
Joni
Joni's Corner Art Studio with Ken
Published: 2010/08/18
Channel: Joni and Friends
Joni Eareckson Tada ● I
Joni Eareckson Tada ● I'd Rather Be In This Wheelchair Knowing Him
Published: 2015/05/05
Channel: Steve Bundy
Larry King Show-Joni Eareckson Tada story
Larry King Show-Joni Eareckson Tada story
Published: 2009/06/06
Channel: brunetachka
Joni Eareckson Tada Speaks at the 2013 NRB Convention
Joni Eareckson Tada Speaks at the 2013 NRB Convention
Published: 2013/03/18
Channel: Joni and Friends
Joni
Joni's Corner: Finding Peace in Pain
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: Joni and Friends
Joni Eareckson Tada  ‎– Joni
Joni Eareckson Tada ‎– Joni's Song - Full album - 1981
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: HINOS DE ADORAÇAO
New Generation | Joni Eareckson Tada & Ken Tada
New Generation | Joni Eareckson Tada & Ken Tada
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: New Generation
Powerful Testimony / Testemunho Impactante - Joni Eareckson Tada legendado português
Powerful Testimony / Testemunho Impactante - Joni Eareckson Tada legendado português
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: Lucia Zanetti
A Treasure in the Darkness - Joni Eareckson Tada
A Treasure in the Darkness - Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: BRMinistries
Joni Eareckson Tada: Be An Overcomer
Joni Eareckson Tada: Be An Overcomer
Published: 2013/12/01
Channel: cyacyl
Joni Eareckson Tada Answers Your Questions
Joni Eareckson Tada Answers Your Questions
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: New Living Translation
Joni Eareckson Tada: Pain with A Purpose
Joni Eareckson Tada: Pain with A Purpose
Published: 2015/09/21
Channel: cyacyl
JONI EARECKSON TADA Performs ALONE YET NOT ALONE
JONI EARECKSON TADA Performs ALONE YET NOT ALONE
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: Movieguide
Joni Eareckson Tada élete
Joni Eareckson Tada élete
Published: 2015/12/26
Channel: Erika Budai
Author Joni Eareckson Tada found Hope in midst of Despair
Author Joni Eareckson Tada found Hope in midst of Despair
Published: 2014/11/01
Channel: 100huntley
Significant Insights with guests Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada
Significant Insights with guests Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2013/09/23
Channel: TotalLivingNetwork1
Joni Eareckson Tada with Kristyn Getty (and band) singing "Good Shepherd Of My Soul"
Joni Eareckson Tada with Kristyn Getty (and band) singing "Good Shepherd Of My Soul"
Published: 2014/11/11
Channel: KeithandKristyn Getty
Alone Yet Not Alone (Song) Performed by Joni Eareckson Tada
Alone Yet Not Alone (Song) Performed by Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: Enthuse Entertainment
Joni The Movie TRAILER 1979 (Joni le Film) World Wide Pict
Joni The Movie TRAILER 1979 (Joni le Film) World Wide Pict
Published: 2008/09/28
Channel: sergius0001
Una Sanación más Profunda - Joni Eareckson Tada - Conferencia Fuego Extraño
Una Sanación más Profunda - Joni Eareckson Tada - Conferencia Fuego Extraño
Published: 2014/02/27
Channel: Gracia A Vosotros
Joni Eareckson Tada speaks about strength in weakness.
Joni Eareckson Tada speaks about strength in weakness.
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: Peter Hobbs
Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada and Chuck Swindoll
Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada and Chuck Swindoll
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: Chuck Swindoll
An Enduring Love: The Story of Ken and Joni Tada
An Enduring Love: The Story of Ken and Joni Tada
Published: 2010/11/12
Channel: Day of Discovery
True Woman
True Woman '08: Joni Eareckson Tada–God's Jewels
Published: 2016/02/08
Channel: Revive Our Hearts
Joni Eareckson Tada - Disability Ministry:  Life and Lessons Learned
Joni Eareckson Tada - Disability Ministry: Life and Lessons Learned
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: SouthernSeminary
Lessons From Cancer - Joni Eareckson Tada
Lessons From Cancer - Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2011/10/26
Channel: Joni and Friends
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada's Story
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: GodLife.com
Cancer - Joni Eareckson Tada
Cancer - Joni Eareckson Tada's Journey
Published: 2012/10/01
Channel: Joni and Friends
Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada Discuss Special Needs with Colleen Swindoll Thompson
Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada Discuss Special Needs with Colleen Swindoll Thompson
Published: 2015/02/12
Channel: Chuck Swindoll
Joni Eareckson Tada: Obedience in Suffering
Joni Eareckson Tada: Obedience in Suffering
Published: 2014/04/24
Channel: Day of Discovery
Joni’s Corner: Distaste For Suffering
Joni’s Corner: Distaste For Suffering
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Joni and Friends
Patrick Henry College Newsmakers Interview | Joni Eareckson Tada
Patrick Henry College Newsmakers Interview | Joni Eareckson Tada
Published: 2012/10/09
Channel: Patrick Henry College
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Joni Eareckson Tada
Born (1949-10-15) October 15, 1949 (age 67)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Author, artist, singer, radio personality, advocate for the disabled
Genre Christian literature
Subject Non-fiction
Spouse Ken Tada
Website
www.joniandfriends.org

Joni Eareckson Tada (born October 15, 1949) is an evangelical Christian,[1] author, radio host, and founder of Joni and Friends, an organization "accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community."

Biography[edit]

Tada was born in 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of four daughters.[2]

As a teenager, Tada enjoyed riding horses, hiking, tennis, and swimming. On July 30, 1967, she dove into Chesapeake Bay after misjudging the shallowness of the water. She suffered a fracture between the fourth and fifth cervical levels and became a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the shoulders down.[3]

During her two years of rehabilitation, according to her autobiography, she experienced anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, and religious doubts. However, Tada learned to paint with a brush between her teeth, and began selling her artwork. She also writes this way. To date, she has written over forty books, recorded several musical albums, starred in an autobiographical movie of her life, and is an advocate for disabled people.[4]

Tada wrote of her experiences in her 1976 international best-selling autobiography, Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman's struggle against quadriplegia & depression, which has been distributed in many languages. The book was made into a 1979 feature film of the same name, starring herself. Her second book, A Step Further, was released in 1978.

She married Ken Tada in 1982. They live in Calabasas, California.

In 2010, Tada announced that she had been diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy.[5][6]

Ministry and public life[edit]

Tada founded Joni and Friends (JAF) in 1979, an organization for Christian ministry in the disabled community throughout the world. In 2006 the Joni and Friends International Disability Centre in Agoura Hills, California was established.[citation needed]

Led by Tada and Doug Mazza, the Joni and Friends International Disability Center has four programs. Joni and Friends, a daily five-minute radio program, heard in over 1,000 broadcast outlets. In 2002 it received the “Radio Program of the Year” award from National Religious Broadcasters. The Wounded Warrior program offers family retreats. Wheels for the World collects wheelchairs, which are refurbished by prison inmates and donated to people in developing nations where, physical therapists fit each chair to a needy disabled child or adult.

In 2005, Tada was appointed to the Disability Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department.

Tada is a conference speaker. Her articles have been published in Christianity Today, Today's Christian Woman, The War Cry (Salvation Army), and newspapers around the world. Tada has appeared four times on Larry King Live.

In November 2009, Tada signed an ecumenical statement known as the Manhattan Declaration calling on evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox Christians to work towards changing laws which permit abortion, and other matters that go against their religious consciences.[7]

Awards[edit]

Tada has received The American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award; The Courage Award from the Courage Rehabilitation Center; The Award of Excellence from the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center; The Victory Award from the National Rehabilitation Hospital; The Golden Word Award from the International Bible Society. She is inducted into the Christian Booksellers Association's Hall of Honor. In 2002, Tada received the William Ward Ayer Award for excellence from the National Religious Broadcasters’ Association. In 2003 she was given the Gold Medallion Award for her book When God Weeps. In 2004 she was awarded the Gold Medallion Award for co-authoring Hymns for a Kid’s Heart, Volume 1.

Tada was given the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. She was also named "Churchwoman of the Year" in 1993 by the Religious Heritage Foundation and was the first woman to be honored by the National Association of Evangelicals as their "Layperson of the Year." In 2009, Tada was inducted into Indiana Wesleyan University's Society of World Changers.[8]

She also holds the following degrees:

On April 1, 2009, Tada was inducted into the Indiana Wesleyan University Society of World Changers and was presented with an honorary doctorate while speaking at the university.[9]

Books[edit]

Tada is the author of over 48 books on the subjects of disability and Christianity. Several of them have been children's books, including Tell Me The Promises, which received the Evangelical Publishers’ Association’s Gold Medallion and Silver Medal in the 1997 C.S. Lewis Awards, and Tell Me The Truth, which received the EPCA Gold Medallion in 1998.

The life story of Tada was used by Czech composer Ivan Kurz in his opera Večerní shromáždění ketho (Evening Divine service).[10]

Alone Yet Not Alone[edit]

Tada received media attention in 2014 for her performance of the title song from the Christian film Alone Yet Not Alone. While the song's writers initially received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, the nomination was later revoked for what the Academy deemed improper campaigning by the composer, Bruce Broughton.[11] Some controversy followed this decision, and subsequent media attention helped the song's official YouTube video, featuring Tada, surpass one million views.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1976: Joni
  • 1978: A Step Further
  • 1986: Choices...Changes
  • 1987: Friendship Unlimited: How You Can Help a Disabled Friend
  • 1988: Secret Strength: For Those Who Search
  • 1989: Glorious Intruder: God's Presence in Life's Chaos[12]
  • 1990: A Christmas Longing
  • 1990: Pursued
  • 1991: Seeking God (Reflections)
  • 1991: A Step Further: Growing Closer to God Through Hurt & Friendship
  • 1992: All God's Children: Guide to Enabling the Disabled
  • 1993: When Is It Right To Die?: Euthanasia on Trial
  • 1993: Diamonds in the Dust
  • 1995: The Life and Death Dilemma
  • 1994: A Quiet Place in a Crazy World
  • 1995: Heaven: Your Real Home
  • 1996: Tell Me the Promises: A Family Covenant for Eternity[13]
  • 1997: When God Weeps
  • 1997: Tell Me the Truth: God's Eternal Truth for Families[14]
  • 1997: Barrier Free Friendships
  • 1998: More Precious Than Silver:366 Daily Devotional Readings
  • 1998: I'll Be With You Always
  • 1999: Holiness in Hidden Place
  • 1999: Prayers from a Child's Heart
  • 1999: Heaven: What Will It Be Like
  • 1999: Acres of Hope: The Miraculous Story of One Family's Gift of Love to Children Without Hope
  • 2001: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith
  • 2001: NIV Encouragement Bible
  • 2002: God's Precious Love
  • 2002: God's Tender Care
  • 2002: On the Wings of the West Wind
  • 2003: The Hand That Paints The Sky: Delighting in the Creator's Canvas
  • 2003: The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus
  • 2003: Hymns for a Kid's Heart Vol. 1
  • 2004: Hymns for a Kid's Heart Vol. 2
  • 2004: Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart (Hymns for a Kid's Heart Vol. 3)
  • 2004: Passion Hymns for a Kid's Heart (Hymns for a Kid's Heart Vol. 4)
  • 2005: 31 Days Toward Intimacy with God
  • 2005: A Fathers Touch
  • 2006: Pearls of Great Price
  • 2006: How To Be A Christian in a Brave New World
  • 2006: 31 Days to Overcoming Adversity
  • 2007: 31 Days Toward Passionate Faith
  • 2008: Hope...the Best of Things
  • 2009: A Lifetime of Wisdom
  • 2009: Life in the Balance
  • 2010: Finding God in Hidden Places
  • 2010: Place of Healing
  • 2013: Joni & Ken – An Untold Love Story
  • 2014: Beside Bethesda: 31 Days Toward Deeper Healing

Discography[edit]

  • 1981: Joni's Song
  • 1982: Spirit Wings
  • 1985: I've Got Wheels (with "Joni's Kids")
  • 1990: Let God Be God
  • 1994: Harps & Halos: Songs About Heaven
  • 2001: Joni: An Unforgettable Story (audio book)
  • 2013: "Alone yet Not Alone" (song)

Video[edit]

  • 1979: Joni (feature film)
  • 1981: Reflections of His Love
  • 1992: The Journey
  • 2001: Heaven:Our Eternal Home
  • 2007–09: Joni and Friends (TV series)
  • 2009: The Terri Schiavo Story
  • 2009: When Robin Prays

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joni Eareckson Tada: Breast Cancer Update". Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ Joni Eareckson Tada: Der Gott, den ich liebe. ISBN 978-3-86699-261-0, p. 48.
  3. ^ "Joni Eareckson Tada Commemorates 45 Years of Quadriplegia | Radio". Joni and Friends. July 30, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ A Victory Through Suffering « Power to Change
  5. ^ "Joni Eareckson Tada Breast Cancer Update, Oct 26 2012, PBS.org
  6. ^ Life After Breast Cancer, Joni Eareckson Tada, The Huffington Post, as updated Jan 23 2014
  7. ^ "demossnewspond.com". demossnews.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ [1] Archived July 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ [2] Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ "Academy Disqualifies Joni Eareckson Tada's Oscar-Nominated Song from Christian Movie". Christianity Today. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ 1990 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners – Devotional category
  13. ^ 1997 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners – Gift Book/Poetry category
  14. ^ 1998 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners – Gift Book/Poetry category

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