Jacob McCallum had it all … wealth, a beautiful family, and he was one of the most respected men in Chicago. Then, he made some bad choices, and all that changed. For the past twenty years he has been in an alcohol induced haze, riddled with guilt for the awful things he has done. He has been living in jails, on the street and jumping freight trains for transportation. Realizing he is on the downhill side of life, he embarks on a journey to find his children and reunite with them. He learns that the road to reconciliation is a rocky one. Befriended by the pastor at a Salvation Army Mission, Jacob becomes a Salvation Army Bell Ringer at Christmastime. His life transforms through the things he experiences at the mission. While ringing his bell one morning on a street corner, Jacob meets a little girl who, through a series of strange coincidences, leads him back to his family and facilitates his forgiveness.

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