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The Boy Born Dead

A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph

Author David Ring, David Wideman & John Driver
Narrator Paul Michael
Runtime 7.67 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date October 6, 2015
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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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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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Interesting-emotional-true story
Excellent story based on Mr Rings life. Tho maybe not completely factual, it is still the true story of how God can change anyone's story for the better.
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Review by / (Posted on 7/3/2017)
So powerful!
I am blown away by this powerful story. I want my kids to hear it but at this time they are a little young to handle the heavier themes in the book. However, I will be sharing with them myself the summary of the story and how important kindness to someone in need can be, and how no one is beyond being used by God. I loved this book!!
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Review by / (Posted on 6/10/2017)
Interesting, but not necessarily edifying
As a story I found this mediocre. It certainly set out the sad lives that some people came to with no fault on there side. Iwas disappointed that the work of Christ was only implied,and more explicit, for instance commitment to church is not the same as coming to faith in a risen Saviour. It is a great truth that God changes his people and circumstances, but was hard to see that it was Him at work here.
I was left wondering what the purpose of the book was, If to bring glory and honour to God, then I think it fails
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Review by / (Posted on 5/20/2017)
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