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Pre-order Jimmy Wayne’s new book now.
by Amy Seale
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2014
Imagine being thirteen, in a strange city, hundreds of miles away from home, and your mom abandons you at a bus station, driving off into the night with her lover. 

This is the heartbreaking story Jimmy Wayne shared at the Children’s Hope Awards benefiting Orphan Outreach in February. Jimmy’s new book Walk to Beautiful details the powerfully emotive account that Jimmy shared with Orphan Outreach supporters about his childhood and the couple who came into Jimmy’s life.

Description from the book:
It's a miracle Jimmy Wayne survived his growing-up years. Hungry, homeless, and bouncing in and out of the foster care system, Jimmy spent more nights wandering and sleeping in the streets than he cares to remember. His father left before he was born. And his mama, when she wasn't in a mental hospital or behind bars for various small offenses, was simply too overwhelmed, trying to survive herself.

Then Jimmy experienced the unconditional love and acceptance Russell and Bea Costner. This elderly couple provided a stable home and the chance for him to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, "She changed every cell in my body." After his high school graduation, Jimmy went on to earn a degree in Criminal Justice because, as he says, "I knew a lot about it." But in his heart Jimmy wanted to write songs and sing.

A music company opened its doors to Jimmy, and he moved to Nashville to pursue his dreams. He had several memorable hits, such as I Love You This MuchPaper Angels, and Do You Believe Me Now?, which remained at #1 for three consecutive weeks on the Billboard Chart.

But success was not satisfying. Jimmy remembered where he came from, and he wanted to give back. With his Meet Me Halfway campaign—a 1,700 mile walk from Nashville to Phoenix—Jimmy walked halfway across America, raising awareness for foster children. Along the way he not only found a lot of crazy things, such as coins, keys, a plastic Jesus, and a Lucille Ball ashtray; but he also found himself. And more important, he found a way to forgive the people who had hurt him. Jimmy learned how to walk to beautiful—and so can you.

Preorder Walk to Beautiful on amazon.com today


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