The Penny

  • by Joyce Meyer, Deborah Bedford
  • Narrated by Emily Janice Card
  • 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jenny Blake has a theory about life: big decisions often don't amount to much, but little decisions sometimes transform everything. Her theory proves true the summer she's 14, when she makes the decision to pick up a penny embedded in asphalt and consequently ends up stopping a robbery, getting a job, and meeting someone who changes her life forever: Miss Shaw. Together they form a friendship that dares both of them to confront secrets in their pasts that threaten to destroy them. Jenny helps Miss Shaw open up to the community around her, while Miss Shaw teaches Jenny to meet even life's most painful challenges with confidence and faith. This unexpected relationship transforms them both in ways neither could have anticipated, and the ripple effect that begins that summer goes on to bring new life to the people around them, revealing how God works in the smallest details, even in something as small as...a penny.


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Customer Reviews

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Absoultly wonderful

For her first it was wonderful. As always with Joyce, she does not hesitate addressing tough subjects and not just one but several. I would recomend this book to everyone. Can't wait till her next one!
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- Debbie

Great Story Line

If this review were simply for the writing, I would give it 5 stars. This story takes you down a the very personal path of the main charater, Jenny Blake, while giving you a taste of what it was like to grow up during the time of integration.

My only problem with this recording is that I often found the narator's interpritation of the tone of a character's voice to be in direct conflict with emotion the text suggested. This was most evident in her portrail of one of the main supporting characters, Miss Shaw.

Over all, the recording was done well, In most other cases I feel that the narator's performance matched the intent of the author. I would recomend that you give it a try.

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- Jael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape