Elijah Stacy suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle wasting disease. At the age of sixteen, to avoid agonizing surgery, he had to endure enough physical therapy to change the shape of his own spine. It had never been done before, but still, his doctor gave him a small "if." “In A Small If”, Elijah shares thirteen lessons he's learned throughout his life's journey of losing his ability to walk, getting bullied in school, losing his brother Max to Duchenne, and learning that his other brother has the same disease. Elijah explains how to overcome extreme suffering by developing an adapter's mindset, understanding what it means to control something rather than influencing it, and using other people's negative energy as the ultimate motivation. Today, Elijah's mission to minimize human suffering and propel human prosperity is fueling his ambition to cure his disease. He's been told he has less than ten years to live, but he's faced long odds before. Sometimes, all you need is “A Small If.”” http://elijahjstacy.com
For over 60 years, Norma-Jean served in life and ministry alongside her husband, the late Reverend David Mainse. Together they founded Crossroads Christian Communications Incorporated.
Joni Eareckson Tada
As an author, speaker, and advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada has inspired people around the world with her story of faith in the midst of suffering. In this beautiful collection of hymns and devotions she acts as a “song leader,” guiding readers through their own painful seasons with heartfelt praises to God. Songs of Suffering includes 25 hymns with accompanying devotions and photography designed to spark hope in hardship. Opening with a special message from hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, this book is a source of comfort for anyone who needs biblical encouragement, prompting readers to seek refuge in the Lord and rejoice in his goodness. • A Beautifully Designed Book from Joni Erickson Tada: Includes 25 hymns with sheet music, devotionals, and photography • An Uplifting Call to Worship: Emphasizes the Bible’s command to sing and leads readers in hope-filled praise • Comfort for the Hurting: Makes a thoughtful gift for friends or family dealing with pain, illness, or loss • Opens with a Message from Keith and Kristyn Getty: Read their reflections on worship and Joni Eareckson Tada’s inspiring ministry http://joniandfriends.org