I highly endorse the Beyond Suffering Bible because I relate so personally to the urgent need for such a Bible. My recent experience with life-threatening cancer taught me that regardless of what suffering we go through—or what we face—we can always count on God’s sustaining grace. I firmly believe the purpose that Joni and her author friends have in writing such a masterpiece is to encourage each of us to stand firm in God’s grace. We know from Scripture that the most important thing we can do on this earth is to tell people the Good News about God’s grace. One immediate way you and I can do this is by sharing the Beyond Suffering Bible with others.
As human beings, we naturally desire a God that provides security, prosperity, and painless living! For multitudes of believers affected by disabilities, that image of God has been shattered, leaving them confused, bitter, and alone. Their tears do not cease to flow, and their anxieties continue to grow. They are often isolated within the Christian community and looked upon as charity cases rather than necessary contributors to the health and growth of the body of Christ. Where can one affected by disability turn to discover the true heart and mind of God for them? What can point them to the obvious but often neglected voice of hope from the God of comfort?
The God of all comfort speaks to suffering saints from Genesis to Revelation. Finally, the Beyond Suffering Bible points the seeking heart to countless pearls of hope within the Scriptures! This one-of-a-kind study Bible unveils the heart of God for those afflicted with disability page after page. Solid theology with pastoral application would be an apt description of the Beyond Suffering Bible.
Disability does not discriminate according to age, gender, ethnicity, or language. Neither does the hope, help, dignity, and comfort of the Word of God. Rather than creating a God of your choosing who fails to meet your expectations, discover your Creator and experience his comfort through his Word! Whether you are suffering with a disability or ministering to someone who is, get a copy of the Beyond Suffering Bible—it will strengthen your faith.
The complexity of university students’ lives makes this Bible a tremendous resource to guide them through one of the most overwhelming and important transition periods of their lives. The insights of the Beyond Suffering Bible provide a clear road map to a life of godly service and significance.
There is no one I trust more than Joni Eareckson Tada to address human suffering with biblical wisdom, theological discernment, and Christian compassion. This extraordinary resource brings the ministry of Joni and Friends right into your home with fresh insight and gospel hope for persevering through painful trials. It’s a study Bible for people who suffer and the people who love them, which means that it’s a study Bible for all of us.
No one should suffer alone. This Bible awakens the tormented heart to God’s healing presence and perfect peace.
I look forward to using and recommending the Beyond Suffering Bible as a resource and place of comfort. I am grateful for the many ways God will use this Bible to remind us of God’s hope in the midst of a broken world where we do not yet see clearly.
Joni Eareckson Tada is one of my heroes. Her positive attitude and deep love for the Lord, despite incredible challenges, has been an inspiration to me.
Now Joni has created the Beyond Suffering Bible to share the hope and encouragement that has ministered to her own heart through her struggle with disability. I highly recommend this great work because I believe there’s no one more qualified to deal with this subject than Joni Eareckson Tada.
It would be hard to imagine a more important topic or a more appropriate person to address it. Joni has lived a life of faith forged by challenge. This Bible is a timely contribution and a valuable resource.
My wife, Paulette, and I are closely acquainted with Joni for more than four decades. She is an inspirational example representing the deepest of theologians rooted in the seminary of suffering, and in all things has emerged more than a conqueror in her beloved Jesus Christ. This Beyond Suffering Bible, with her distinct signature of credibility, will impact thousands for the cause of Christ, just as her thoughts have encouraged us in our journey with our precious special-needs daughter. It is a fresh picture of God’s sustaining and victorious grace.
Suffering is an integral theme in Scripture and an unavoidable part of life. The Beyond Suffering Bible connects readers to the pain, struggle, and healing that is everywhere in the biblical narrative, helping us bridge the gap between our experience of suffering and the hope we can have in Christ. This will be a helpful, encouraging resource for many!
I am such a big fan of Joni Eareckson Tada. She is an inspiration for everyone who knows her or knows of her. The Joni and Friends International Disability Center has been named one of the Best Christian Workplaces for 2016—their 11th consecutive year for this award. The Center continues to make a major difference in their mission to help people with disabilities all over the world. Now with the Beyond Suffering Bible, Joni has taken her faith and her important work to a whole different level. Since we all have painful issues to deal with at various times in our lives, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from this Bible. It is a special gift to the world—and so is Joni.
Being recently immersed with a family in the raw grief of a tragedy, I found myself reading the Beyond Suffering Bible not only through my eyes but also theirs. I can’t say enough about the value of this monumental work. To integrate God’s Word with such sparkling, honest, and Christ-centered insights was brilliant. I don’t know how this Bible could be better or more complete! I believe our Redeemer will use it powerfully. I can’t imagine any person who loves God and loves people not loving this amazing product. I will personally give the Beyond Suffering Bible to many. I’m glad to offer my most enthusiastic recommendation for this extraordinary resource!
Out of the depths of her own travail, Joni knows three things: that suffering is an undeniable reality in this fallen world; that the Bible is the world’s best resource for sufferers; and that lasting hope and help for those whose lives have been permanently altered by suffering is only found in the presence, power, promises, and grace of God. And because she does, she has produced a resource that will bring comfort, hope, and direction to countless people who are affected by disability. I love the Beyond Suffering Bible! I know of no resource like it.
Throughout human history, no book has brought more comfort or hope to struggling lives than the Bible. Now comes a study Bible especially designed for that noble purpose. It’s a gift of life!