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My Favorite Life-Changing Stories



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By Joe L. Wheeler

ISBN: 9780816361977 | 192 pages | Pacific Press Publishing Association | Copyright 2017

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Jimmy reached the hayloft. He was alone. Suddenly, like a gopher, he ducked down a burrow. He groped a moment, elbow-deep in the hay, and drew forth a leather-hinged box of light pine. It was closed with a clasp and a padlock whose key hung from a string round his neck. Inside were a .22 caliber revolver, two boxes of cartridges, a jackknife, a sort of brown canvas knapsack, and three dollars and eighty-eight cents. He picked up the revolver, raised the hammer and lowered it, took out the chamber, filled it with cartridges and then removed them; with an oily rag he polished it. He opened the knapsack slowly, lovingly—and then a voice broke in on his preoccupation.

“Jim! O Jim!”

His father was calling from the orchard. Jim hesitated. If he stayed where he was, his father might think he was out of hearing, in the wood lot or perhaps in the far pasture. But the voice was coming nearer.

“Jim! O Jim!”

Suddenly it was within the barn itself, and cramming everything into the box again, Jim shouted, in a tone not too pleasant, “All right! I’m comin,’” and bolted down the ladder.

What he wanted was freedom, freedom from all the orders and restraints, and he meant to have it.

“Throughout my adult lifetime, I’ve been searching for stories having to do with pivotal moments or experiences in a person’s life. What a joy to gather some of the most inspirational, powerful ones into one collection. The beauty of such stories is that we can learn from the mistakes of others rather than making them ourselves.”  JOE L. WHEELER

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Jimmy reached the hayloft. He was alone. Suddenly, like a gopher, he ducked down a burrow. He groped a moment, elbow-deep in the hay, and drew forth a leather-hinged box of light pine. It was closed with a clasp and a padlock whose key hung from a string round his neck. Inside were a .22 caliber revolver, two boxes of cartridges, a jackknife, a sort of brown canvas knapsack, and three dollars and eighty-eight cents. He picked up the revolver, raised the hammer and lowered it, took out the chamber, filled it with cartridges and then removed them; with an oily rag he polished it. He opened the knapsack slowly, lovingly—and then a voice broke in on his preoccupation.

“Jim! O Jim!”

His father was calling from the orchard. Jim hesitated. If he stayed where he was, his father might think he was out of hearing, in the wood lot or perhaps in the far pasture. But the voice was coming nearer.

“Jim! O Jim!”

Suddenly it was within the barn itself, and cramming everything into the box again, Jim shouted, in a tone not too pleasant, “All right! I’m comin,’” and bolted down the ladder.

What he wanted was freedom, freedom from all the orders and restraints, and he meant to have it.

“Throughout my adult lifetime, I’ve been searching for stories having to do with pivotal moments or experiences in a person’s life. What a joy to gather some of the most inspirational, powerful ones into one collection. The beauty of such stories is that we can learn from the mistakes of others rather than making them ourselves.”  JOE L. WHEELER

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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Joe L. Wheeler


Joe Wheeler, is professor emeritus of English at Washington Adventist University, general editor at Focus on the Family, and cofounder and executive director of the international Zane Grey’s West Society. Besides the best-selling Christmas in My Heart® series, Wheeler has also edited the Great Stories Remembered, Heart to Heart, Forged in the Fire, and The Good Lord Made Them All® series. He is one of America’s leading story anthologizers (this is his seventy-eighth story anthology and his ninety-third book). Dr. Wheeler resides in Conifer, Colorado, with his wife and publishing partner, Connie.