Joni - Study Guide Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Joni Eareckson Tada
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Joni's five-year-old niece, Kelly, dies of brain cancer in February 1970. Her short life is a reminder to Joni of the importance of every soul. The tragic loss of little Kelly brings the family even closer together. Further heartache ensues after Kelly's death. Kelly's mother, Linda, divorces her husband and is left to raise her two sons. As devout as the family is, there are still questions. Why did Kelly have to die? Why is Joni paralyzed.

Joni's faith teaches her that she is special to God. The injury was not a tragedy but rather a gift God is using to help her conform to his image. Joni knows that this path will lead her to peace and even joy. Confirming her thoughts, Steve quotes the Bible: "You are given, in this battle the privilege not merely of believing in Christ but also suffering for his...

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