Jenny Blake has no idea how her life will change in the summer of 1955. But the day she stoops to pick up a penny embedded in the hot asphalt, she starts a chain of events that will transform her life and the lives of those around her in amazing ways. Jenny is swept into a friendship with Miss Shaw, the woman whose past is the biggest mystery along Grand Avenue, the woman who will change Jenny’s future forever. As Jenny and Miss Shaw work together at the local jewelry store, they form a friendship that dares both of them to confront secrets in their pasts–secrets that threaten to destroy them.
While Jenny cowers in the wake of her abusive father, Miss Shaw hides in the shadows of her own unspoken pain. If these two can overcome their brokenness and grief, they might just find the freedom they’ve been craving. And they might begin a ripple effect that goes on to bring new life to the people around them, showing how God works in the smallest details, even in something as small as a penny. . . . Because big decisions often don’t amount to much, but little decisions sometimes transform everything.
About Joyce Meyer
JOYCE MEYER has been teaching the Word of God since 1976 and in full-time ministry since 1980. Previously an associate pastor at Life Christian Church in St. Louis, Missouri, she developed, coordinated, and taught a weekly meeting known as "Life In The Word." After more than five years, the Lord brought it to a conclusion, directing her to establish her own ministry and call it "Life In The Word, Inc."
Now, her Life In The Word radio and television broadcasts are seen and heard by millions across the United States and throughout the world. Joyce's teaching tapes are enjoyed internationally, and she travels extensively conducting Life In The Word conferences.
Joyce and her husband, Dave, the business administrator at Life In The Word, have been married for over 35 years. They reside in St. Louis, Missouri, and are the parents of four children. All four children are married and, along with their spouses, work with Dave and Joyce in the ministry.
Believing the call on her life is to establish believers in God's Word, Joyce says, "Jesus died to set the captives free, and far too many Christians have little or no victory in their daily lives." Finding herself in the same situation many years ago and having found freedom to live in victory through applying God's Word, Joyce goes equipped to set captives free and to exchange ashes for beauty. She believes that every person who walks in victory leads many others into victory. Her life is transparent, and her teachings are practical and can be applied in everyday life.
Joyce has taught on emotional healing and related subjects in meetings all over the country, helping multiplied thousands. She has recorded more than 230 different audio-cassette albums and over 75 videos. She has also authored scores of books to help the body of Christ on various topics.
About Emily Janice Card
Emily Janice Card is an actor, singer, and writer from North Carolina, where she appeared in leading roles in stage productions such as The Fantasticks, The Importance of Being Earnest, Bye Bye Birdie, and Once Upon a Mattress. Since moving to Los Angeles, Card adapted and starred in the play A Sepulcher of Songs, based on a short story by her father, Orson Scott Card.