Walk to Beautiful

  • by Jimmy Wayne, Ken Abraham (contributor)
  • Narrated by Gabe Wicks
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A story of unconditional love and acceptance where you least expect it.
Imagine yourself a 13-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station 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, homeless, and 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 to raise awareness for foster kids.

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EXCELLENT LISTENING EXPERIENCE!

This is a very touching story! Provides a great insight into a very worthy cause.
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- Robert C. Kitchell

Wonderful testimony

This is necessary reading; in our society it is far too easy to ignore the plight of the oppressed & hurting in the world, because we've got comforts and distractions at every turn. Gorging ourselves on these comforts, we whine & complain over our "trials" while the real sufferers are desperate for help & an advocate. Thanks to Mr. Wayne for challenging anyone who will listen to stand for the outcasts among us, & for being vulnerable enough to open up his own story, so that we might understand more fully. May God be honored & may His love be lived out in a manner worthy of Christ.
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- Jessica Bates

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2014
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers