(Book review) Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story

I have read nearly all Joni’s books. Her story is inspiring and encouraging. She openly tell her readers about her struggles with her disability and how her faith in God keeps her strong, even in the bad times.

Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story, is the same—but different. It has all the elements of a “Joni book,”except it is written in third-person by Larry Libby, giving us another view of Joni’s life. The “untold” part of the story is Ken’s perspective — his emotional pain, depression, and continued dedication to Joni. We read about his feelings and reactions to the challenges of Joni’s condition.

It was sweet, and amusing, reading about his “introduction” to her private health issues on their first date. This account makes you love him for the love and care he has for Joni.

The book is very honest and heartfelt. Joni and Ken allow themselves to be exposed for “better and for worse.” Through the pages of this book, you will discover how they fell in love and the ups and downs they have experienced since being together. The story, though not written chronologically, is easy to follow. Going back and forth through the years, it brings new light to various part of their lives together.

I recommend this book for everyone who knows of Joni Eareckson Tada, and if you don’t know of her, this is a good way to learn about this faithful, courageous woman.