|About the Book|
A Boy Named Ray is a story of love, respect and family values. Its about learning, acceptance, forgiveness, and taking responsibility for our mistakes. It will take us on a wonderful journey filled with exciting adventure and unforgettableMoreA Boy Named Ray is a story of love, respect and family values. Its about learning, acceptance, forgiveness, and taking responsibility for our mistakes. It will take us on a wonderful journey filled with exciting adventure and unforgettable characters that will surely become a family favorite. Theo and Mary are good-hearted husband and wife but have disfigured faces and deformities that make them the subject of daily ridicule in their small town. When the townspeople drive them away, they take all their belongings and deep in the woods find an enchanting and magical world, where they set up their home. Soon thereafter, a son, RAY, is born. Ray is kind and wiser beyond his years. He possesses special gifts, including the ability to speak with the elements and animals. When his parents discover he has great natural powers beyond their wildest dream, they want to uncover the mystery behind it as it slowly begins to emerge. With a series of unexplainable events surrounding them, Theo and Mary learn to accept that their sons magical gifts come from above. As they witness the miracle from the Lord, it helps them develop not just an appreciation for nature but they learn to love and respect other living things as well. Realizing their son is exceptionally intelligent Mary and Theo overcome their own fear of humiliation and send Ray to school when he is five. At school, Ray wins over a group of bullies led by Matt through a combination of his special powers in healing a bird and his friendly nature. Later, Ray, Matt, and two other boys risk danger in the forest to find another boy who has run away from home because of problems with his parents. Ray is able to locate the boy, and then Theo finds the group and assists in their return to town. The townspeople are so grateful to Theo that they plan a big party in the familys honor. When told of Theo%u2019s concerns about rejection, the town instead throws open its heart and mind to welcome the family into their community. Theo gives a speech that brings home to the town the meaning of unconditional love, responsibilities of parenthood, and the knowledge that true beauty comes from within.