Beyond Suffering iBook Edition

Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steve Bundy, with Pat Verbal and Dr. Kathy McReynolds, is now available as a multi-touch book for the iPad. Beyond Suffering is a groundbreaking course of study created to transform the way Christians view God’s plan for disability and suffering,

“At Joni and Friends we recognize that today’s students need textbooks designed for the way they like to learn,” says Joni Eareckson Tada. “So we’re excited to introduce the first ever disability ministry course for iPad users. This dynamic, new format provides students hands-on access to the multifaceted course by combining the Study Guide and Leader’s Guide into one interactive, multi-media book. The Beyond Suffering iBooks Edition takes advantage of all the iPad’s accessibility features for students with visual and hearing impairments. It’s our prayer that this course, whether in print or on an iPad, will equip the next generation with the skills to think critically about the complex issues impacting people with disability and their world.”

The Beyond Suffering curriculum contains 16 lessons organized into four modules: An Overview of Disability Ministry; The Theology of Suffering and Disability; The Church and Disability Ministry; and An Introduction to Bioethics. The iBooks Edition puts the entire course in the palm of your hand.

  • The new interactive format provides students instant access to the compelling videos from Joni and Friends’ Award-Winning Television Series and articles from the Leader’s Guide.
  • New colorful photos, graphics, videos and links embedded in this multi-touch book will enhance the learning experience for tech-savvy students.
  • Resources, stats and articles can be added or updated as current issues on disability ministry are in the news.
  • Downloadable PDFs of promotional flyers, e-cards, surveys and evaluations are linked for ease of use.

For Leaders

The iBooks Edition contains everything students need to complete the course. However, if you are teaching a large class, you may want to purchase the Beyond Suffering Leader’s Guide for large screen projection or for adapting the PowerPoint slides to personalize your teaching.

The Beyond Suffering iBooks Edition is available on iTunes.