The boy born dead : a story of friendship, courage, and triumph
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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, 2015.
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Book
ISBN
9780801017308 (pbk.), 0801017300 (pbk.)
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251 pages
Status
Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
269.2092 Rin
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Published
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780801017308 (pbk.), 0801017300 (pbk.)

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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 traces the roots of this harrowing, humorous, and heartfelt story.
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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.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ring, D., Wideman, D., & Driver, J. (2015). The boy born dead: a story of friendship, courage, and triumph . Baker Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ring, David, 1953-, David. Wideman and John Driver. 2015. The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph. Baker Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ring, David, 1953-, David. Wideman and John Driver. The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph Baker Books, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ring, David, David Wideman, and John Driver. The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph Baker Books, 2015.

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