The Boy Born Dead

A Book Review

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Do you ever feel like you are worthless? Like the whole world is against you? Like you have no real hope for the future?

David Ring had every reason to feel that way. He was pronounced dead at birth and suffered many physical issues because of it. His mother, however, loved him greatly and did everything she could for him.

Then she died.

Could he withstand the negative forces bombarding him? Or would he quickly follow his mother to the grave?

What would any of us do in that situation? It is only by God’s grace that any of us survive from one day to the next.

David’s story is one of overcoming some of the greatest obstacles in life. It is a story of God’s grace at work in difficult situations, and how love and friendship can be the greatest gift given from one human to another.

I highly recommend this book.

 Back Cover

The Boy Born DeadIn 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 traces the roots of this harrowing, humorous, and heartfelt story.

Few American epics of tragedy, intrigue, friendship, and faith will entertain and challenge the soul like the narrative inspired by the real-life events of David Ring–a boy literally born dead who survives but not without 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.

Where we see tragedy, God sees possibility . . .

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

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