A Place of Healing

Of all people, Joni Eareckson Tada is someone who can write about the problem of pain and suffering with authority.  Drawing on her own experiences wrestling with God over her decades of quadriplegia and chronic pain, in A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty Tada writes eloquently about healing, hope, and the way to find meaning and purpose in the middle of struggle and suffering.

Although I have never experienced pain and suffering to a degree even close to what Tada has endured, I felt tremendously encouraged and uplifted by this book.  The points Tada covers apply to people going through any sort of difficult time, whether physical, emotional, or relational.  I appreciated Tada’s perspective and honest, never superficial faith and I think this book would be a valuable investment of time for just about anyone.

As an aside, I read A Place of Healing on the Kindle app I have on my phone and I have to say I regret that.  I may reread the book in actual book form, so that I can mark things I want to mark and navigate the book more easily.

If you’ve read A Place of Healing, what did you think of it?


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4 thoughts on “A Place of Healing

  1. Yes! I read this book while in the hospital during Laura’s surgery. I thought it was a very good book. It is always hard for me to read about people’s great suffering, but Joni is such an example of faith and trust in Christ and one can’t help but be encouraged.

  2. I read this book sometime last year and was deeply moved. My grandmother suffered from paralysis for more than 2/3 of her life and it made me really think differently about her suffering and dependence. The book made me miss her greatly and wish that I had opportunity to talk to her about how her faith was reflected in her suffering. After reading this book, I went on to read Joni’s autobiography and made my girls read it, too.

  3. I read this and was greatly encouraged. Suffering as a Christian has lately been a subject that’s been coming up in my life a lot in the last few years. (Not necessarily my suffering.) I really enjoyed her perspective on the subject.

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