Monday, November 30, 2015
The Boy Born Dead
I don't always love auto-biographical type books, there tends to almost be a build up or hype of the subject to the point where their "goodness" seems unreal. Fortunately in the book "The boy born dead" this was not the case, David Ring allows us to see the gritty side of his life, the horror and unpleasantness that he experienced, the hopelessness he felt. He opens himself up to the reader in a real and honest way. You aren't given the impression that he's trying to bolster himself up, and that the person we're reading about isn't real. David presents himself in a real deep and open way. I appreciated that the book didn't shy away from the struggles he faced, and I appreciated that David was willing to put his past on such a strong display in order to give the reader a real look at his life.
I also love the turning point in David's life, that the friendship he found seemed (to me) to be so God ordained, and that through that he was able to come to see his self worth, and experience the grace of God.
I absolutely recommend this book, its so well written, so real, and so raw, its the kind of book that you walk away from changed.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.