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The Boy Born Dead: a story of friendship, courage, and triumph

by David Ring

Other authors: John Driver, David Wideman

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Stories of handicapable individuals rising above the odds to become successful and popular in life have, by now, become cliche. It's hard for any of them to set themselves apart, let alone above, their competition. This one failed to do that in my opinion. Yes, it was an interesting story. It wasn't really motivational however. David had to be dragged kicking and screaming to overcome his obstacles and it's *really* hard to root for a person who starts out as such an asshole douchemonkey.

That being said, learning about his *mother's* life was fascinating (and heartbreaking) as were the glimpses we got of the early evolution of special education. ( )
  benuathanasia | Mar 24, 2017 |
4.5 stars

Wow! What an inspirational true story. David had so many reasons to want to give up in life, but he turned it all around. Many of his problems are the kind of things that he has to put up with every single day of his life. If you’re feeling down about your circumstances, read this, and you’ll get over it quickly. This book made me so thankful for the life I have. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
4.5 stars

Wow! What an inspirational true story. David had so many reasons to want to give up in life, but he turned it all around. Many of his problems are the kind of things that he has to put up with every single day of his life. If you’re feeling down about your circumstances, read this, and you’ll get over it quickly. This book made me so thankful for the life I have. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
won this book from goodreads giveaway
deserves 6 stars ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 8, 2016 |
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  KimSalyers | Oct 3, 2016 |
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Driver, Johnsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wideman, Davidsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0801017300, Hardcover)

In 1953, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a baby boy was born--dead. The attending physician set his little body aside and tended to his mother for eighteen minutes. Now, more than sixty years later, that boy leads an internationally known ministry that encourages hundreds of thousands every year. The Boy Born Dead tells his incredible story from the perspective of his best friend, David Wideman.

As a teenager in the small town of Liberty, Missouri, in the late 1960s, David Ring grew up with the challenges that come with cerebral palsy, a result of his eighteen minutes of newborn silence. Along with his physical limitations, Ring was orphaned and shuffled from home to home, finally landing in an abusive situation that made him feel unworthy of love and, eventually, unworthy of life. But God had a purpose for Ring's life, and sent an agent to help him achieve it. Through the friendship of David Wideman, a boy he met in the halls of Liberty High School, Ring found strength he didn't know he had and went on to face his demons, marry the love of his life, and start an international speaking ministry.

Full of hope, this moving story illustrates how friendship and love triumph over adversity. Anyone who faces tough times will treasure this story of hope and courage.

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Compelling story of a man who turned deep personal tragedy and the emotional and physical challenges of a severe disability into unexpected redemption and purpose, inspiring millions as a public speaker to overcome their own obstacles.

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