Listening In, hosted by WORLD's Warren Cole Smith, features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. “Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD's Chief Content Officer Nick Eicher.
The Listening In podcast is posted each Friday.
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A conversation with author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada was a talented teenager who enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and swimming. Then, at the age of 17, she dove into Chesepeake Bay after misjudging the depth of the water and broke her cervical vertebrae, becoming a quadriplegic from the shoulders down. After years of rehabilitation, religious doubt, and struggle, she told the story of her life in a 1976 autobiography that became an international bestseller. That book also launched Joni’s career as a speaker, activist for the disabled and the voiceless, including the unborn. In the process, she has become a true hero of the evangelical movement.