Sunday, April 14, 2013

Joni and Ken: A Book Review

An truthful and revealing story written in third person showing the struggles and love between a husband and wife. Who just happen to be in ministry. A world wide ministry. And one is a quadriplegic. 

"Joni and Ken" shows that marriage is not all roses, candy and sweet nothings but it is standing beside one another through the ups and downs. They freely admit to not being perfect as we journey with them through courtship to the present. 

The only negative is near the end of the book. The scene is laid out that now after decades of marriage, Joni and Ken would sit on their back porch and reminisce. After the scene is set, the book jumps into what seems to be the reminiscing. It is not the fact of looking back that bothers me it is more how the reminiscing is handled. It jarred this reader into of flowing smoothly. Yet, this is strictly from a reading preference standpoint. 

This minor negative is definitely not a reason to mark "Joni and Ken" of your reading list. 
If you are in ministry, read this book. It shows how people in ministry struggle even when God is using them greatly for His Kingdom. 

I love how Joni describes that "She (Joni) had always, always felt loved, But now she felt treasured. Cherished. Even Beautiful."

**The book's publisher provided a preview copy of the book in return for an unbiased review of the book**

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