Ruby the Foster Dog
: Abandoned in an animal shelter, Ruby, an adorable mixed breed puppy with an underbite, wonders if a family will ever adopt her. When a goofy looking, scruffy-faced man stops by the shelter, he adopts Ruby. Mr. James is...
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Abandoned in an animal shelter, Ruby, an adorable mixed breed puppy with an underbite, wonders if a family will ever adopt her. When a goofy looking, scruffy-faced man stops by the shelter, he adopts Ruby. Mr. James is not the family she was expect- ing-but could he still be the answer to her prayers? Mr. James (known as Jimmy Wayne to his country music fans) is walking halfway across America to raise awareness for the thousands of foster children who desperately need our help. Ruby realizes that she's not so very different from these kids: she is scared and alone. If she doesn't have help, she can't have hope either. But Mr. James wants to change all that, for her and for every foster kid in the United States.
On their adventure together, Mr. James teaches her about integrity, honesty, loyalty, faith, forgiveness, and trust, but mostly how love can rescue someone and forever change lives. As they walk along historic routes and locations throughout the Southeastern United States, Ruby quietly helps Mr. James over- come the issues he's been struggling with too. By the time they get to Phoenix, both of their lives are changed for the better. But just when Ruby accepts Mr. James as her new family, an unexpected phone call challenges her to redefine family-and love-all over again.
Ruby the Foster Dog will leave readers with a full heart, a desire to help foster kids (and foster dogs) find homes and forever families, and motivation to be a star that shines for others. Ruby's story parallels the plight of the more than 400,000 children in foster care, the 30,000 who age- out annually at 18-years-young, and the 100,000+ children waiting to be adopted. To find out more, please visit Project Meet Me Halfway at Project- MMH.org.
Jimmy Wayne is an American country music singer and songwriter. He released his self-titled debut album in 2003 on the DreamWorks Records label. A second album, "Do You Believe Me Now", was released in August 2008 via Big Machine Records subsidiary Valory Music Group, and its title track became his first Number One hit in late 2008.<P>Travis Thrasher is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction including two novellas, "The Promise Remains "and "The Watermark". He has been called "the Nicholas Sparks of Christian fiction" by "Christian Retailing "magazine. Travis lives with his wife and