A New Book by Our Friend Joe Sikorra

A Personal Note from Dr. Bill Creasy

As many of you know, I’m on Relevant radio each Friday evening from 6:00-7:00 PST on the Joe Sikorra Show. I met Joe back in the 1990s when he was a student in my 5-year, verse-by-verse study through the entire Bible at St. Monica’s Parish in Santa Monica, California. 

Joe and his wife Lori, have two sons: John and Ben, both of whom were diagnosed at a very young age with Batten disease, a progressive, always fatal disease.  Among the cruelest of all childhood maladies, it robs an otherwise healthy, vibrant child of their sight, their vitality, and finally of their life: John died when he was 24.  Ben, who is three years younger than John, is still alive, although in the latter stages of the disease.  Joe has written a profoundly moving book about his family’s journey through unimaginable pain, despair and anguish, coping with this dreaded illness. The book is called Defying Gravity: How Choosing Joy Lifted My Family from Death to Life. It is published by Ignatius Press, and it’s well worth the read.  Have a box of Kleenex handy when you do, though. You can order the book below: