Original Novel #11: The Stranger's Message
would Jesus do...?" In an instant, the stranger's words died as
he crumpled to the floor.
a stranger arrives in Odyssey looking for work, a preoccupied Whit
turns him away. But when the man unexpectedly shows up at Whit's End
that evening and interrupts the kids' Bible Quiz contest, the
unimaginable happens - he suddenly collapses from a heart attack!
next morning in church, Whit wonders how he, as a Christian, should
have responded to this hurting, needy person. Then, he challenges
everyone to pledge that they will evaluate every decision they face by
first asking, "What would Jesus do?"
God's will is not always easy to determine, as Karen, Lucy, Oscar,
Matt, and Jack (even Whit!) soon discover. What would you do if
you found a school official accepting bribes? Or learned that the town
bullies had just stolen your friend's lunch money - again? After all,
the Bible doesn't include special verses on dealing with issues like
these, or does it?
on the 1987 Charles Sheldon classic, "In His Steps."
McCusker is the creative content director for Focus on the Family. He
has been a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and drama since 1979. His work
includes over forty published novels, full-length plays, dramatic sketch
collections, and song lyrics. For the Adventures in Odyssey
series alone, he has written over 200 half-hour radio episodes, eighteen
novels, and two screenplays for the best-selling animated videos. He has
dramatized many classics for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre,
including A Christmas Carol and Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford.
He also wrote and directed the Peabody Award–winning Bonhoeffer: The
Cost of Freedom and created the highly acclaimed Father Gilbert
Mysteries series. Paul lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his
wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.
Fans of the long-running audio series
Adventures in Odyssey can hardly remember a time when there wasn't a
Connie or a Eugene--or an Imagination Station. But there was. Now step
back in time as these exciting novels whisk you away to the days before
the popular radio show. Set in a time before the radio show, these
stories often reference the beginnings of inventions like the
Imagination Station, familiar characters like the Barclays coming to
town, and other AIO references that fans enjoy.
This novel is no longer available,
however, this book has been re-released in a new multivolume
Point of No Return.
longer available from Focus on the Family.
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