My Life As A Broken Bungee Cord

Sunday, November 8, 2015
It all seemed so unfair – being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night just to die. At least in prison when they execute you at dawn, you don’t have to build your own electric chair. But here we were, up before the rest of civilization, unfolding a balloon, and getting ready for the ride of our lives… or deaths. In less than an hour I’d be meeting God. Talk about unprepared. I hadn’t even brushed my death. Do you think they had out Certs in Heaven?

Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Target Audience: Boys 11-15
Subjects: Faith, Trust in God, Prayer
Summary: The great outdoors is no place for the “Dork-oids”, even if it is for a good cause – visiting Wall Street’s brother and trying to convince him to come back to the faith and the family. Her brother is running adventures at a restort. Visiting the resort thrusts them straight into the adventures. Before they know it, they are gearing up for a trip in a hot air balloon. Of course, that doesn’t go the way expected – well at least not according to anyone except for Wally’s expectations. Wally knew there would be trouble. If anyone else had any idea that Wally would be in the air, alone, with a defective balloon, they wouldn’t have let him anywhere near the resort!
Notes: The Wally McDoogle series focuses on a twelve year old boy that is impressively clumsy. He calls himself a “dork-oid”, someone he describes like this: “While everyone else is wearing hot new fashions, we’re sporting frozen-oldie hand-me-downs. While everyone else has these terrific put downs, we usually say something stupid or, worse yet, polite.” Whenever an opportunity for adventure comes up, Wally finds a way to accidentally get himself into trouble. In the process he learns some lesson from the Bible.
In My Life As A Broken Bungee Cord, Wally learns what it means to trust God to take care of him in danger and Wall Street’s brother starts to trust that even when things don’t make sense, God is still in control and can be trusted.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 62:8 – Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. "Selah"


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