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review: Glorious Intruder by Joni Eareckson Tada

This book was first published over 30 years ago, but is still in print, having had at least two updated covers.

You may have heard of Joni. She is paralysed from the neck down following a diving accident when she was 17 but has had a powerful ministry as a speaker, singer and writer.

The subtitle of the book is ‘God’s Presence in Life’s Chaos’ and it consists of 90 short (2-3 pages) articles, grouped under 10 headings, covering things such as Waiting, Trust, Obedience and Suffering. Each of the short articles can stand alone, so it’s a great book to dip into when you just need a quick reminder of God’s love and care.

The copy I have originally belonged to my Dad and has his name in the front, but also has margin notes written by my Mum and I’ve added my own as well, so it has been well used.

Joni herself says in the introduction that the reason she wrote the book was “so that you may see more of how God intrudes upon your life every day. So you can wonder at it, revel in it, and be gloriously blessed by the fact that your God cares enough to step into your life …. sometimes when you least expect it.”


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