Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph

The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and TriumphThe Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph by David Ring

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent, excellent book. If you have never heard David Ring preach, you are missing a blessing. This is his story told from his childhood best friend. I don't have many quotes but I do have a video or two to share. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I trust you will enjoy the quotes and videos below:

"You know, boys, people are like tea."

"Tea doesn't just appear. It is made through a process of steeping. First of all, the water must be boiling hot. Heat changes things, whether they want to change or not. The cuddles rise, and the steam heats the air. Anything that goes into that water is going to come out different."

"Then a tea bag is dropped into boiling water - like I said, it immediately begins to change. All that is dry and compact begins to seep out of the bag and liquefy. At first, you can even see a brown cloud begin to expand throughout the water - like the winding boundary of two territories: water and tea. They are separate."

"But the longer that bag is in the water, the more the two boarders disappear into each other. The brown takes over, and if you wait long enough, the water is no longer water. Now the whole pot is filled with nothing but tea."

"David, people are like tea. When they are thrown into hot water - whether of their own doing or not - they are changed by their circumstances. How can they not be? And the longer they stay in the heat, the more they become one with their difficulty. It begins to define them. Pretty soon they are just tea. They are just bitter. They are just depressed. They are just angry. They become steeped in their situation. Lost until it consumes them."

"Only God can cool the heat - separate the tea back from the water. Sometimes he even puts other people near the heat. People who can endure it. People equipped to help that person regain hope again."

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