Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new book review, and this time the Jimmy Wayne autobiography, ‘Walk to Beautiful: the Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way,’ is now available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.
The book, written with New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, chronicles the singer’s childhood, where after abandonment from his mother, left the author shuffled between foster care, detention homes, and bleak periods of adolescent homelessness.
Wayne credits his life’s turnaround and direction to a high school guidance counselor and an elderly couple, Russell and Bea Costner, which enabled him to graduate high school, attended college, and ultimately found his way to Nashville, where he released a series of chart-topping country music singles.
Despite his adult accolades, Wayne continued to be plagued by the ongoing plight of foster children in America, and as a result embarked on a 2010 1700-mile cross-country journey, called Meet Me Halfway, from Nashville, Tennessee, to Phoenix, Arizona. The crooner completed his trek in seven months, finishing the trek with a broken foot.
The book speaks to the heart of both a beautifully broken young man’s quest to betterment to the need to help fund the needs of children in foster care the nation over. This book is a keeper!
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Please note, this book was received as a review copy from Book Look Bloggers; all opinions are my own. Thank you!