April 21, 2023 – When Joni Eareckson Tada was 17, she took a dive into shallow water in the Chesapeake Bay that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Over 55 years later, Joni has experienced a great deal of debilitating suffering. Even so, her focus is not on the darkness she’s been exposed to, but on the light of her Savior in the midst of the valleys. Her experience has taught her that one cannot hope in their circumstances, but in Christ alone, and that a great way to stir this hope is through singing hymns and spiritual songs rich with scriptural wisdom. In her book, Songs of Suffering, Joni includes 25 hymns with accompanying devotions and photography designed to spark hope in hardship.