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The Penny
The Penny
Author: Joyce Meyer, Deborah Bedford
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446578110
ISBN-10: 0446578118
Publication Date: 6/12/2007
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Joyce Meyer Trade
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
This book came recommended by two family members, so I had to read it. The main character is a young girl named Jenny who lives with her sister and her parents in the 1950s. Her sister Jean is about to go off to secretarial school, and she's afraid of being left to face their father alone. But then one day, Jenny Blake finds a penny and picks it up, a decision that causes a chain of events that change the course of the rest of her summer and maybe even her life.

The characters were all portrayed very realistically, and you always felt the pain or triumph of the main character. A great story of love, especially of Christ's love and it's power to renew and change us for the better.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great read, definitely a tearjerker. Story of a girl in an abusive home and how her life changes after finding a penny. Will look for more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a lovely story that seems to depict the life of author Joyce Meyer very closely. I especially enjoyed the spiritual aspect of it: that God loves us, wants good things for us, and miracles do occur.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the very best fiction book I've read in years!!! I highly recommend this to anyone, Christian or none.
The Penny will bring tears to your eyes and you will cry your heart out one minute and laugh your head off the next.
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This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I couldn't put it down. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry. I hope Joyce comes out with another book of this caliper!!!
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Quick read. Interesting story because I wanted to know about the author's childhood.
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This is a story of Joyce Meyer's childhood in novel form and I really enjoyed it. It lets you see where she came from.
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This is a very good story, Joyce Meyers grabed my attention and at times made my heart sink, but God always wins in the end!!! Loved it