Christian Quadriplegic Writes About Faith Amid Suffering

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Christian author and broadcaster Joni
Eareckson Tada has some advice for others suffering through hard times.

Tada, who's been a quadriplegic since breaking her neck in a 1967 diving accident, says she's also been bedridden most of the past year with chronic pain.

In a CDR Radio interview, she admitted that she felt "horror" at being unable to turn over or even move to relieve her pain. But she said that suffering has brought her closer to Jesus Christ -- a suffering savior who's ready to hear even the most anguished, angry complaints.

In her new book, "A Lifetime of Wisdom," Tada says she's learned that true wisdom is "trusting God even when you can't figure things out."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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