Bible Gateway, Tyndale House Publishers, and Joni and Friends are partnering together for the
Facebook Live Event
“Finding Hope in Suffering – Joni Answers Your Tough Questions”
Friday, July 22, at 5pm EDT / 4pm MDT / 3pm CDT / 2pm PDT
Joni is the general editor of the forthcoming Beyond Suffering Bible (Tyndale House, October 2016).
The event is a 30-minute live interview with bestselling author, broadcaster, singer, and artist Joni Eareckson Tada. Submit your questions for Joni at the Facebook Event Page or by Tweeting, Facebooking, or Instagramming your question with the hashtag #BeyondSufferingBible.
A new Bible whose study notes and articles emphasize the biblical perspective of overcoming life’s anguish, hardship, affliction, and distress will be published this Fall.
The forthcoming Beyond Suffering Bible (website) will release from Joni and Friends and Tyndale House Publishers in October. It’s a combination of both a study Bible and a devotional Bible, with knowledge and insight gleaned from the Scriptures, as well as encouraging words from a wide array of top Christian experts who are often the “go-to” resources when people are looking for direction or next steps when ministering to individuals with disabilities, pain, addiction, and suffering.
“Since the beginning of the human race, people who are acquainted with suffering and disability have struggled with issues of justice, equality, and the right-to-life. In our search for validation, peace of mind, and a purpose for living, where can we find a firm foundation? The answer is the Word of God,” says Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, and an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left her, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, without the use of her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.
“In the character of God, we find justice and equality, discover our purpose, and begin to understand the true value of life,” says Joni. “If we are to fully grasp what suffering is, and what we must do with it, we must spend time digging into Scripture.”
The Beyond Suffering Bible is designed to help the reader—especially those affected by disability—grasp the goodness of God amidst critical questions about suffering. Through profiles, devotionals, and connection notes, this edition of God’s Word delves into doctrines of his sovereignty, our salvation, heaven, and hell.
“Most of all, the Beyond Suffering Bible exalts God as preeminent and supreme over every disease and disability. It showcases the righteousness and mercy of God on behalf of those who struggle under the weight of disability, poverty, and injustice,” says Joni. “It will help you go beyond suffering so you, too, can say ‘My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees’ (Psalm 119:71 NLT).
Joni has served on the National Council on Disability and the Disability Advisory Committee to the US State Department. She’s helped guide evangelism strategies among people with disabilities worldwide as Senior Associate for Disability Concerns for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.
Joni is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Joni: An Unforgettable Story, Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story, Diamonds in the Dust, Heaven, When God Weeps, A Lifetime of Wisdom, A Place of Healing, Life in the Balance, Making Sense of Suffering, and A Step Further, winner of the Gold Medallion Award.