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Hope...the Best of Things

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This special booklet guides readers toward a fresh perspective on suffering that is grounded in this beloved author's life experiences and journey with God.

For forty years, Joni Eareckson Tada has lived in a wheelchair as a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic. And the heaven-sent hope found only in Christ has saved her life.

Seeking to share stories and scriptural encouragem

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Published June 30th 2008 by Crossway (first published June 1st 2008)
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Christine Meunier
This short read is focused on encouraging others to find their hope and strength in Christ; whatever their circumstances. Written by a quadriplegic, Joni details how devastated she was by her acquired condition and how it forced her to lean on God daily.

She now runs inspirational camps and training sessions for those who are disabled, encouraging them to use their disability to bring God glory.
Randall Hartman
I was attracted to this book because of its title. While initially I had a slight nagging concern about the title (since the Bible doesn't say that hope is the greatest of things), I decided to give the book a chance, especially considering the author.

I was particularly encouraged to read, “Oh, how we need to grasp the soul-settling hope found in the pages of God's Word--not only grasp it, but allow the hope of God to fill and overflow our hearts, transforming us into people who are confident an
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Hope...the Best of Things" is a short booklet aimed at people who feel hopeless, especially those with disabilities. The title comes from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption," and the scenes involving the quote are described in the book with the lesson that we need to get busy living or get busy dying. We also learn a bit about Joni's story and how she leans on God each day to get through the day.

She talked about how God allows bad things to happen so that we will learn to more fully depend upo
Connie Jacks
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
all of her books are wonderful.
Judith Noameshie
Humbling and eye opener to deal

This book opened my eyes to how to deal with suffering and too realize I am not the only in the world.
Leslie Yong
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is hope in Jesus

It's brief but sufficient to encourage those who are in the same plight or who are going through a time of trials, who needs solace and understanding.
It's also opens out doors and opportunities for those who are handicapped and is seeking helps or assistance.
I proposed that those who finds this booklet helpful, should check out further on other books by the same author.
J Layne
It is always wise to listen to someone who has suffered greatly, and especially when that person has allowed God to use their suffering for His glory. I always get blessed from reading Joni's writings.
Matt Hancock
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Refreshing short read on the hope God gives in the midst of suffering.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encouragement for those who are suffering

Suffering comes in so many forms but God is there to help with them all. Joni provides hope and encouragement based on the Word of God for all who suffer.
A great enforcer that everything happens for a reason. The author states that while in her wheelchair and feeling weak, she would lean on God and he would get her through. She is inspirational and I really enjoyed this quick read which was a greatly needed reminder at Christmas.
Basic truths written in a simple way--good reminders at the start of a new year.
This is such a book with a great reminder to never lose hope and that God is always there for you.
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! I loved it and found it very helpful.
Jean-Daniel Veer
A quadriplegic talking about hope in suffering. How could it be bad?!
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Count it all joy

Joni speaks from a position of authority when it comes to the topic of suffering, and even more so on the topic of joy.
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Helpful and encouraging.
Nancy Brown
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition needed in this world

We live in a time of uncertainty. So many are suffering in so many ways. This book inspires hope for all and comfort for the future. A wonderful read.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
This is a short little booklet, but it's not short on encouragement.
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Previously published as Joni Eareckson

Joni Eareckson Tada is 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 bestselling books, including When
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“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” 2 likes
“Oh, how we need to grasp the soul-settling hope found in the pages of God's Word--not only grasp it, but allow the hope of God to fill and overflow our hearts, transforming us into people who are confident and at peace with themselves, their God, and their circumstances.” 2 likes
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