The Penny is the first fictional novel published by internationally known and celebrated author, speaker and television personality, Joyce Meyer. The Penny is a touching story that closely resembles the life and struggles of author Joyce Meyer. Set in the segregated south of the 1950's, The Penny is a story about overlooked greatness that is found in the most insignificant places.
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7 out of 7100%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
This book is VERY WELL WRITTEN, however, it's not really for my age group (18-20's). It's more of a preteen book, and the spiritual lesson in it is not that deep, but it was still an enjoying read. The prose was perfect, as well as the pacing. I just don't find it applicable to my life, but new Christians, or non-Christians, would. My only problem with it was that that the cover had a very deep rip in it, though it wasn't too large
Review: The Penny - Joyce Meyer & Deborah Bedford - April 2008
With life, every little action we do can cause a ripple, sometimes for bad and sometimes for the good -though at times it may not seem that way at first. For Jenny Blake, it all started with finding a penny and the events it lead to landed her , her first job with the mysterious Miss Shaw - owner of the jewellery store. It is once that Jenny recieves this job we discover that life for her and her sister Jean hasn't been at all rosy as her father is an abuser both physically and sexually. In the novel we see Jenny yearning for her mother to gain some backbone, her sister Jean to face reality and stand beside her instead of wishing herself in Grace Kelly's shoes. As the story develops we see Jenny losing friends as her real-life starts to crack and Jenny ashamed and afraid to let anyone know. With the help of Miss Shaw, will Jenny find the courage needed to stand up to her father and will her burst of confidence be just enough to rev her mother up to her own two feet also. Set in the heart of St Louisana - in the year 1955, this novel The Penny is southern through and through and discusses the cases of segregation between the whites and the coloureds. With the Penny, Jenny will learn that big decisions only amount to so much but the little things in life can completely transform your life
This book had me crying or close to crying throughout most of it. The love that was shown to the deeply hurting main character by a woman is enough to bring even the hardest heart to tears. I think everyone that borrowed this book from me loved it. Its a book to read in one sitting because you cant put it down.
This book is so interesting from the moment you start to read it . I received this book for Christmas and I regret taking so long to start reading it. I read to the 7th chapter before taking a break....lol I recommend this book, it has a wonderful Christian message.
This book is fabulous. I loved the way truth and wisdom was woven into it even though it was a tragic situation for girls to have to live through. I appreciate the way it seems to tell Joyce Meyers testimony yet seems to shorten the true story of her live with the truths she learned over many years.
Great, fast paced read. I read it in 2 days! Realistic characters with heart in serious situations that draw you in. The book lasts on your mind and heart even when you finish. I loved it! A great book to share!