This is the story of Bubba Jackson, a thirteen-year-old boy whose dreadful life illustrates the fact that God, in His great love and mercy, never abandons us. Bubba is the product of a broken home. His father deserted the family several years earlier, and he lives with his alcoholic mother, who resents being stuck with him. He makes terrible grades in school, is picked on by other students, and fails at practically everything he does. Even though Bubba is desperate for love and acceptance, he often tries to get even with the people who have hurt him. This almost always results in terrible problems for everyone involved, until the one person he hurts the most leads him down a strange new path. Charles Armstrong was born-again as a child. He doesn't remember the exact date. All he kws is that the moment Christ came into his life, he went from death to life and became a child of the living God. In the years that followed, Charles often felt like he had let God down. He tried and failed many times to live the life he thought God expected of him. The harder he tried, the worse he failed, until he finally understood that matter how hard he tried, he would never be able to do it. That's when he realized that God didn't even want him to try. What God wanted was for Charles to die to himself and trust Jesus to live His life through him. The burden was transferred from Charles' shoulders to His. It was a bright new day.