The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph

The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph


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Where We See Tragedy, God Sees Possibility . . .

Few American epics of tragedy, intrigue, friendship, and faith will entertain and challenge the soul like the narrative inspired by the events in the real life of David Ring—a boy literally born dead who survives with sobering consequences. Living with the harsh realities of cerebral palsy, Ring faces impossible odds yet stumbles into an improbable life of inspiration and influence in the small, unassuming town of Liberty, Missouri, in the 1960s.

As a teenage boy, Ring finds himself tragically orphaned and being shuffled about to various homes. Along this journey, he faces secret, unspeakable atrocities that eventually plunge him into the depths of depression and attempted suicide. But amid the harsh troubles of life, he encounters another boy his age named David, the son of a local pastor. Their unlikely friendship begins on the rocks, but eventually develops into something extraordinary and unique that alters the trajectory of both of their lives—and the whole town of Liberty—forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801019456
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 642,092
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Ring has been an internationally known speaker since 1973, sharing his story with over 100,000 people each year at churches, conventions, schools, and corporate events. He is frequently featured on national television outlets, such as TBN's Praise the Lord and Focus on the Family.

John Driver is the creator of Ignition 7, a global initiative of videos, books, apps, and resources crafted to equip people to be sustained in their faith. He is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books.

David Wideman has been a pastor at Christ Journey Church in Coral Gables, Florida, since 1983.

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