Spread the Word!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 25, 2011
  • In the Media

This week the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Christian Book Awards. Out of 226 entries of books and Bibles published in the past year, five finalists in six categories were chosen to represent Christian publishing's finest books and Bibles for 2011. We were pleased to learn this morning that Joni's newest book, A Place of Healing has been selected as a finalist in the non-fiction category. 

"Just to be a finalist is a wonderful and humbling honor," Joni said. "The selection of A Place of Healing for this year's Christian Book Awards confirms what so many people are writing in their e-mails, blog posts, and letters to me – that A Place of Healing is being used of the Lord to refresh and inspire many who are struggling with affliction!"

Order your copy today and see why this acclaimed book is drawing such applause.


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I received this book "A Place of Healing" from Joni Eareckson Tada in 2012 when I was going through an very difficult struggle of personal loss. The book was so relevant to me at that time and was instrumental in redirecting my perspective. Now, fast forward to 2016, I am dealing with breast cancer, so I have dug this book out again and began reading for another new perspective and trying to find answers to questions like: "where are you, God?" and "why me?". If you are struggling through any sort of suffering albeit physical, emotional, spiritual, social, financial...read this book. When I began re-reading the book, I came across this hymn that Joni shared in one of the early chapters: "I am not skilled to understand, What God has willed, What God has planned, I only know at His right hand, Stands One Who is my Savior". That may be just all the perspective I need for such a time as this.
  • July 11, 2016
  • 9:58 a.m.
  • Linda
Loved the book! I am using it along with the DVD of When God Weeps in a Praise and Prayer time and Bible Study with ladies at the care facility where my sister is a resident. She has MS and is alone after losing her caregiver husband to a heart attack. She is wheelchair bound at age 72. She doesn't feel like she belongs there, most of the residents are old enough to be her mother. The books and study have blessed me as I seek to encourage my sister and the other dear residents as they face their own limitations. God Bless you and your ministry
  • April 12, 2012
  • 10:09 p.m.
  • Norma Warkentin
I am not at all surprised that A Place of Healing should Be honored in this way! I am about half way through it now and am being blessed abundantly. It has truly helped me change my perspective on my own cronic pain. Now when I am suffering sleepless nights and my pain meds have worn off (usually around 3:00 am) I pray for you, Joni, that you are able to be asleep and that your pain might not be so great. And I am praying thankfulness that I can get up and get get more medicine or go read (your book) or at least reposition myself. Thank you for pouring out your precious oil!
  • April 20, 2011
  • 12:35 p.m.
  • Jodi Henry
Congratulations! Well deserved honor. I read the book. I appreciated the Scriptural basis and the practical application to my life. Thank you.
  • April 14, 2011
  • 2:46 p.m.
  • Mary Ann
I'm so glad they have chosen to honour this amazing book. Joni's books have always spoken to my soul and encouraged me, but this one in particular - because it dealt with chronic pain - was so relevant to my own situation. Joni, you continues to inspire me in all that you do. May God continue to bless your ministry.
  • April 11, 2011
  • 7:56 p.m.
  • Fiona
I am reading "A Place of Healing" and am so thankful for this book! I have never read anything that has touched me as much..I have Lupus,Fibromaylgia and Neuropathy in both legs and suffer so much...there just aren't books like this that touch on what we who suffer with chronic pain go thru. So much understanding and wisdom...and this book is for real! It's as if Joni climbed inside my soul where I live. She understands and points out...God does too!
  • April 1, 2011
  • 5:22 a.m.
  • Sue Thomas
Way to go! Got my copy earlier this year! Totally deserving of the nomination.
  • March 31, 2011
  • 2:43 p.m.
  • Pastor Ellery
I am so pleased Joni's book, "A Place of Healing" has been selected as a finalist in the Christian Book awards. It has revolutionized my life. I laughed and cried as Joni it spoke comfort and strength to my soul. Our Lord Jesus ministered to my hurting body and mind. I knew His healing power confirmed in my body as I read each page. Joni words helped explain my family and friends alike what I could not find words for. Contained in the first chapter were the very words my heart was feeling and could not explain. It was as if I had penned them myself. The book went on to hold me in its grip as she explained so many of my hearts desires and questions. I am so thankful for her honesty and her love in each chapter, how I look upon my wheelchair and disability will never be the same. God bless you Joni thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope that someday I will have the privilege of blessing you as you have blessed me through the pages of your book. I hope someday I will have the opportunity to meet you and perhaps be-able to visit or help at Joni and Friends.
  • March 27, 2011
  • 2:57 p.m.
  • Lorraine McHugh
So delighted for you! What a wonderful - and well deserved! - honor.
  • March 26, 2011
  • 9:44 a.m.
  • Kathy Roeth
I am not surprised. This is a keeper for my bookshelf and a life changing book for me. Congratulations Joni. May God use it in many more lives in the future.
  • March 24, 2011
  • 7:15 p.m.
  • Theresa Schwartz