Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth talk about the circumstances that birthed some of our most classic hymns.
Bobbie Wolgemuth is a Bible teacher and the author or co-author of several books, including Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers and the four-book Gold Medallion bestselling series Hymns for a Kid's Heart with Joni Eareckson Tada. She is also the coauthor of Couples of the Bible with her husband, Robert. Married in 1970, the Wolgemuths have two married daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren. They live in central Florida.
Joni Eareckson Tada, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skill and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. She founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centered programs to special-needs families, as well as training to churches. Joni and Friends serves thousands of special-needs families through Family Retreat, and has delivered over 100,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy disabled persons in developing nations. Joni’s lifelong passion is to bring the Gospel to the world’s one billion people with disabilities. Joni survived stage 3 breast cancer in 2010, yet keeps a very active ministry schedule. She and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California. You can learn more about Joni’s ministry at www.joniandfriends.org.