By the age of four, Rory Hoffman was the official drummer for his family's band. A year later, he played on his first record album. This is the story of how this multi-instrumentalist Nashville studio musician and performer, as well as a two-time winner of the ICMA Musician of the Year award, learned to not just live - but thrive - without sight, in a world full of adventure and opportunity.
Rory, the third of four blind children, always considered himself normal. He rarely followed the typical timeline for a child of his age and usually learned to do things differently from everyone else, like holding the guitar upside down and backward, laying on his lap, simply because it was easier. By his 13th birthday, he could play many different instruments, including the saxophone, harmonica, piano, accordion, and banjo.
Through ups and downs, expectations and disappointments, learn how Rory and the other Hoffman children led happy and productive lives, in this story of God's faithfulness and provision. The story of Rory's childhood and growing-up years is intended to be the first in a series of books about his life and that of the rest of his family, which will give listeners just a brief glimpse of how it's possible to lead a very fulfilling life, in spite of the obstacles we may face.
Join in the family band, meet the members, and enjoy Rory's exciting, inspirational story of one music prodigy who, although without sight, never lacked anything.
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Will inspire hope and trust in God MUST READ
The purservierence of the Offman Family through the difficult times they had to go through and their trust in God
Rory. I have an idea that absolutely nothing could bother him at all
Did reasonably well with all; but frankly, a female narrator would have been a better choice.
I'd keep the title of the book as originally written
Honestly, if you want a book which will inspire you to trust in God absolutely, this is the one for you. This book will leave you feeling like your spiritual batteries are fully charged again. Very soon after starting, you completely forget that you are reading a book; and, you actually experience the emotions of all the characters in the book.
- R. Foret Jr. "Barefoot Ray"