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Walk to Beautiful
Author: Mr. Jimmy Wayne
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718021851
Pages: 380
Year: 2014-10-14
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* NEW YORK TIME BEST SELLER* Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover. That’s the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It’s a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. But he didn’t just overcome great adversity in his life; he now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system. Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy’s horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, “She changed every cell in my body.” It also chronicles Jimmy’s rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me Halfway campaign: his walk halfway across America, 1,700 miles from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness for foster kids. Join Jimmy on his walk to beautiful and see how one person really can make a difference. ENDORSEMENTS “If your story could use a better chapter, take inspiration from Jimmy’s.” —Max Lucado, New York Times Best-Selling Author “It reads like a movie to me, and if so, I’ll be the first one in a seat to see it.” —Dolly Parton “Walk to Beautiful will open your eyes to the hurting people around you.” —Frank Harrison, Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated; Chairman and Cofounder, With Open Eyes
Ruby the Foster Dog
Author: Jimmy Wayne
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 142455439X
Pages: 176
Year: 2017-11-01
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Be a star that shines for others. Abandoned in an animal shelter, Ruby, an adorable mixed breed puppy with an underbite, wonders if a family will ever adopt her. When a goofy looking, scruffy-faced man stops by the shelter, he adopts Ruby. Mr. James is not the family she was expecting—but could he still be the answer to her prayers? Mr. James (known as Jimmy Wayne to his country music fans) is walking halfway across America to raise awareness for the thousands of foster children who desperately need our help. Ruby realizes that she’s not so very different from these kids: she’s scared and alone. If she doesn’t have help, she can’t have hope either. But Mr. James wants to change all that, for her and for every foster kid in the United States. On their adventure together, Mr. James teaches her about integrity, honesty, loyalty, faith, forgiveness, and trust, but mostly how love can rescue someone and forever change lives. As they walk along historic routes and locations throughout the Southeastern United States, Ruby quietly helps Mr. James overcome the issues he’s been struggling with too. By the time they get to Phoenix, both of their lives are changed for the better. But just when Ruby accepts Mr. James as her new family, an unexpected phone call challenges her to redefine family—and love—all over again. Ruby the Foster Dog will leave readers with a full heart, a desire to help foster dogs (and foster kids) find homes and forever families, and motivation to be a star that shines for others. Ruby’s story parallels the plight of the more than 400,000 children in foster care, the 30,000 who age-out annually at 18-years-young, and the 100,000+ children waiting to be adopted. To find out more, please visit Project Meet Me Halfway at ProjectMMH.org.
Paper Angels
Author: Jimmy Wayne, Travis Thrasher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501103881
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-11-04
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When he picks the name of a teenager from the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, businessman Kevin Morell, moved and intrigued by Thomas Reed's list, finally discovers the true meaning of Christmas through a random act of kindness.
Breakfast at Sally's
Author: Richard LeMieux
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628732059
Pages: 432
Year: 2008-10-17
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One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man's resilience in the face of economic disaster. Penniless, a failed suicide, estranged from his family, and living "the vehicular lifestyle" in Washington state, LeMieux chronicles his journey from the Salvation Army kitchens to his days with "C"—a philosopher in a homeless man's clothing—to his run-ins with Pastor Bob and other characters he meets on the streets. Along the way, he finds time to haunt public libraries and discover his desire to write. LeMieux's quiet determination and his almost pious willingness to live with his situation are only a part of this politically and socially charged memoir. The real story of an all-too-common American condition, this is a heartfelt and stirring read.
Undocumented
Author: Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069819568X
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-07-28
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An undocumented immigrant’s journey from a New York City homeless shelter to the top of his Princeton class Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he came here legally with his family. Together they left Santo Domingo behind, but life in New York City was harder than they imagined. Their visas lapsed, and Dan-el’s father returned home. But Dan-el’s courageous mother was determined to make a better life for her bright sons. Without papers, she faced tremendous obstacles. While Dan-el was only in grade school, the family joined the ranks of the city’s homeless. Dan-el, his mother, and brother lived in a downtown shelter where Dan-el’s only refuge was the meager library. There he met Jeff, a young volunteer from a wealthy family. Jeff was immediately struck by Dan-el’s passion for books and learning. With Jeff’s help, Dan-el was accepted on scholarship to Collegiate, the oldest private school in the country. There, Dan-el thrived. Throughout his youth, Dan-el navigated these two worlds: the rough streets of East Harlem, where he lived with his brother and his mother and tried to make friends, and the ultra-elite halls of a Manhattan private school, where he could immerse himself in a world of books and where he soon rose to the top of his class. From Collegiate, Dan-el went to Princeton, where he thrived, and where he made the momentous decision to come out as an undocumented student in a Wall Street Journal profile a few months before he gave the salutatorian’s traditional address in Latin at his commencement. Undocumented is a classic story of the triumph of the human spirit. It also is the perfect cri de coeur for the debate on comprehensive immigration reform. Praise for Undocumented “Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s story is as compulsively readable as a novel, an all-American tall tale that just happens to be true. From homeless shelter to Princeton, Oxford, and Stanford, through the grace not only of his own hard work but his mother’s discipline and care, he documents the America we should still aspire to be.” —Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of the New America Foundation
Winter's Grace
Author: K. William Kautz
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1432786571
Pages: 114
Year: 2012-06-01
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AN AVALANCHE TOOK HIS SON. WHAT FOLLOWED WILL GIVE YOU LIFE. Will Kautz has written a love letter to anyone who has ever suffered a heartbreaking loss. Take a journey into the human soul and experience the hunger and the joy of a brilliant, penetrating, transformational work that will uncover your humanity and clothe you with wisdom and grace. "Beautiful, heart wrenching, amazing, powerful" E.D., British Columbia "This is one of the most inspiring works I have ever read...passionate and discerning, it discloses what we want and why we're afraid of having it. My wife found me in tears. The last chapter blew me away." J.M., Florida "This book reminds us that there is sanity in the midst of all that isn't sane and hope when despair seeks to make us its own. If we do nothing more than bear our imperfect witness to that truth, life is worth the living." R.K., Connecticut "It's been a long time - maybe never - since I've read something so deep and powerfully written, so truthful to its core. This work is beautiful in every sense of the word, even in spite of or because of the wrenching loss that occasioned it." S.B., New Hampshire
Through the Eyes of Hope
Author: Lacey Buchanan
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629991074
Pages: 216
Year: 2017
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Understand how God turns tragic circumstances into something beautiful for His glory, while you love more, complain less, and see God at work in the most unlikely of places. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1, MEV What happens when things don't go as planned? What happens when the storm you face is completely out of your control? The Buchanans' precious son Christian was born with a medical condition that is so incredibly unique, it's one of only fifty known cases in the world. This story has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands. In Through the Eyes of Hope Lacey Buchanan tells this compelling story of trusting God in the face of adversity. You will be moved and inspired to hold on to God's promises when things go wrong and find joy in midst of any storm.
Lauren's World
Author: Trevarthen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692076840
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Year: 2018-02-21
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Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition
Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743772173
Pages: 208
Year: 2017-01-30
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Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey back to India to see if he could find his mother. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
Undefeated
Author: Wendy Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 168097310X
Pages:
Year: 2017-03-14
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On July 22, 1986, Wendy Taylor became a soldier's wife. She wasn't even twenty years old yet, and neither was he. For the next two decades, Wendy remained a soldier's wife. Through basic training, deployments, and promotions, she was by his sidesometimes physically and sometimes emotionally. Being a soldier's wife is not easy. Every time he left, she ached for him; but she never imagined the ache would become a permanent fixture in her life. On January 20, 2007, Wendy Taylor became a soldier's widowa part of the Gold Star Family, an exclusive family no one wants to be part of. Her husband, Michael Taylor, was killed when his Blackhawk helicopter was shot down by the enemy. This book is her journey learning how to go on after that. It is an honestsometimes heartbreaking, but always hopefulstory of survival in the wake of life-changing loss. It is her how-to guide on how she remained Undefeated. "
A Chance in the World
Author: Steve Pemberton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1595552634
Pages: 272
Year: 2012-01-10
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Chronicles the author's life and his hope and determination that helped to transform him from a neglected, orphaned toddler to a successful adult.
Same Kind of Different as Me
Author: Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
Publisher:
ISBN: 1594153183
Pages: 405
Year: 2010-04
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The co-author relates how he was held under plantation-style slavery until he fled in the 1960s and suffered homelessness for an additional eighteen years before the wife of the other co-author, an art dealer accustomed to privilege, intervened.
Forty Autumns
Author: Nina Willner
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062410334
Pages: 416
Year: 2016-10-04
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In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family—of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Forty Autumns makes visceral the pain and longing of one family forced to live apart in a world divided by two. At twenty, Hanna escaped from East to West Germany. But the price of freedom—leaving behind her parents, eight siblings, and family home—was heartbreaking. Uprooted, Hanna eventually moved to America, where she settled down with her husband and had children of her own. Growing up near Washington, D.C., Hanna’s daughter, Nina Willner became the first female Army Intelligence Officer to lead sensitive intelligence operations in East Berlin at the height of the Cold War. Though only a few miles separated American Nina and her German relatives—grandmother Oma, Aunt Heidi, and cousin, Cordula, a member of the East German Olympic training team—a bitter political war kept them apart. In Forty Autumns, Nina recounts her family’s story—five ordinary lives buffeted by circumstances beyond their control. She takes us deep into the tumultuous and terrifying world of East Germany under Communist rule, revealing both the cruel reality her relatives endured and her own experiences as an intelligence officer, running secret operations behind the Berlin Wall that put her life at risk. A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation, and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love—of five women whose spirits could not be broken, and who fought to preserve what matters most: family. Forty Autumns is illustrated with dozens of black-and-white and color photographs.
Honky Tonk Angels
Author: Bernie Nelson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1942603606
Pages: 250
Year: 2016-10-11
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Honkytonk Angels describes the inside workings of both the country music world, and the presense of God's hand upon some of the biggest songs in country music's history. With a birds eye view Bernie Nelson shares rare glimpes of the creation and journeys of these songs. Being a 30 plus year respected veteran of the famous Music Row, Bernie has gained the trust of many of Nashvilles biggest names so as to tell the stories like many of them have never been shared before. Honkytonk Angels shows the undeniable workings of God deeply rooted into the streets of Music City USA. Having been a close participant in many of these stories due to his relationship with the writers, producers, songpluggers and artists himself, the stories bring you closer then ever to their rich history. Other stories involving God's angels moving about there were told and entrusted to Bernie by those closest to the stories directly to Bernie himself. The book is intriguing, humorous historical and majorly insightful. Most of all it shows the truly amazing grace that is required to take a song from the legal pad or whiskey stained bar napkin in some cases to the Country Music Hall of Fame itself. God loves music. He is constantly proving that .Through these beautiful stories brought together by the crafted writer that Bernie is, readers will feel a closeness to the songs like never before. Take a ride along to a songwriting session with Bernie.Read what it was like the day the song was started. Many of those songs took crazy paths to reach the status that they are today. Honkytonk Angels will both enlighten you to the inside history of the songs but also deepen the belief that without Gods helping hand they would not have had a snowballs chance in . . . well . . . heck you'll just have to read the book to see how they turned out.
A Walk Across the Sun
Author: Corban Addison
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623651522
Pages: 528
Year: 2013-09-03
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Corban Addison's debut novel, A Walk Across the Sun, made waves when it was first published, called "pulse-revving with a serious message," by O, the Oprah magazine. John Grisham said, "Addison has written a novel that is beautiful in its story and also important in its message. A Walk Across The Sun deserves a wide audience." A trained lawyer committed to the cause of advancing international human rights and abolishing modern slavery, Addison has written a novel that enlightens while it entertains; A Walk Across the Sun brings together three of Addison's great passions--storytelling, human rights, and the world's many cultures. Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister Sita are as close as sisters can be. But when a tsunami rips through their coastal village, their home is swept away, and the sisters are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the moment they get into that car their fate is sealed. The two sisters--confused, alone, totally reliant on each other--are sold. On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke is struggling to cope after the death of his baby daughter and the collapse of his marriage. He takes a sabbatical from his high-pressure job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of an international anti-trafficking group. Thomas is now on a desperate path to try and save not only himself and his marriage, but also the lives of the two sisters. From the Trade Paperback edition.