"You just changed my life!", "Wow! What an amazing story!", "That was by far one of the most powerful messages I've ever heard!" These are just a few of the many comments from listeners after hearing Joshua Goodling speak.
At the age of only four, Joshua Goodling was diagnosed with a terminal cancer. The doctors told his parents he had only one week to live, and his chances of survival were zero! That was almost 50 years ago, so it's been a LONG week! After many months of surgeries and treatments, and two long bouts with the disease, the cancer was eventually gone, but it left Joshua with many obstacles to overcome. His vocal chords were partially paralyzed, his growth was stunted, and he was faced with new daily challenges and difficulties that would remain with him for the rest of his life.
Humanly speaking, his life was destroyed by this cancerous monster that had disrupted it. Joshua was left with two basic choices. Either give up and do nothing with the rest of his life, or turn the trials and difficulties he faced into opportunities to encourage, inspire, and change other people's lives. He chose the second option, and has reached people all over the world with his amazing story, messages, and publications.
Adults and young people alike are captivated by his story and messages. As a terminal cancer survivor, a speaker and an author of three books and countless articles, Joshua has inspired people all over the world. Whether speaking to an entire student body at a public school about making right choices, a church congregation about his faith in God, or to a crowd of 5,000 at a conference about making a difference, Joshua always receives enthusiastic responses and standing ovations. People love to hear the story of a man who when faced with insurmountable odds, kept up the fight and through his faith, positive attitude, and personal determination was able to overcome the obstacles that lay before him.
You and your audience will be greatly impacted by his story. You don't want to pass up the opportunity to hear this message!
NOTE: Joshua does not require any speaking fees. For events that require travel/lodging, assistance with travel expenses is appreciated. He does accept donations/honorariums.
Finding True JOY
The Best Life Possible
Battling Peer Pressure
Making A Difference
How To Be Miserable
Seven Secrets to Happiness
"I was very moved by your story. And, I can't get over how well you connected with the students today. I wish everyone I know could hear you!"A middle school teacher
"Thank you so much for what you have done for me and my school. You are an amazing person with an amazing story. PLEASE come back soon!"A middle school student
"Your testimony was the most inspiring thing I have ever heard. Your message has truly inspired me to change my life and think more of others. I was very blessed to hear you speak this morning."A high school student
"We were so blessed to have you at our conference. You really reached our members and they were raving about you!"A conference director
"My class talked about your message after chapel and I have never heard my students speak so highly of a speaker."A private school teacher
"Joshua has a powerful story and he tells it well. It is a story about suffering and the sovereignty of God, and Joshua has integrated the truth of both into his life like few I've known."A pastor