Synopses & Reviews
Jenny Blake has a theory about life: big decisions often don'tamount to much, but little decisions sometimes transformeverything. Her theory proves true the summer she's 14, when she makes the decision to pick up a penny embeddedin asphalt and consequently ends up stopping a robbery, getting a job, and meeting someone who changes herlife forever--Miss Shaw. Together they form a friendshipthat dares both of them to confront secrets in theirpasts--secrets that threaten to destroy them. Jenny helpsMiss Shaw open up to the community around her, whileMiss Shaw teaches Jenny to meet even life's most painfulchallenges with confidence and faith. This unexpectedrelationship transforms them both in ways neithercould have anticipated, and the ripple effect that beginsthat summer goes on to bring new life to the peoplearound them, revealing how God works in the smallestdetails--even in something as small as THE PENNY.
About the Author
has been teaching the Word of God since 1976 and has been in full-time ministry since 1980. She is the bestselling author of more than seventy inspirational books, including Approval Addiction
, In Pursuit of Peace
, How to Hear from God
, and Battlefield of the Mind
. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life®
radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences. Joyce and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri
Deborah Bedford is a career fiction writer who began her professional life as a journalist in a Colorado mountain town. Deborah and her husband, Jack, have two children and live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.