It all started as an ordinary dinner party. But life was about to change forever for Denise, the new-in-town young minister’s wife. Displaced from the security of her childhood home to work with her husband in the slums of Boston, it is while serving a candlelight dinner to friends that Denise encounters the town drunk—the entirely unloved Johnny Cornflakes. With his dramatic and unwelcome appearance, he spoils her picture-perfect social gathering and sets the stage for Denise’s growing contempt of him.
In the next surprising turn of events, Denise meets Johnny again—this time at the church’s Friday night Coffee House. As a group of troubled teenagers read from Matthew 25, the words of Jesus tug at their hearts when they are confronted by the noisy entrance of homeless, cold and hungry Johnny Cornflakes. It is the gaping hole in his shoe that captures their attention, and armed with compassion, they forge a plan to help this mysterious stranger.
The heart-warming tale of Johnny Cornflakes is based on a true story, presented in vivid detail by master storyteller Denise George. The narrative offers hope even in difficult places, challenges our attitudes toward others and shows how God can work in the most unexpected ways through the most unlikely, unloved people.