Hardcover book. Focus on the Family publishing. Guy Doud grew up in Staples, Minnesota, a small town that never gets the recognition it deserves. Its neighbor, Lake Wobegon seems to have grabbed the national spotlight. That doesn't deter Guy from regaling the reader with stories of what it's like to grow up in a town where the police are alerted to a problem by a light on top of the water tower. A master storyweaver, Guy recounts growing up in a warmth of love and freshly baked oatmeal revel cookies.
But it wasn't all sweetness and light in the Doud household. Both of Guy's parents were alcoholics. While his mother quietly fought her addiction, his father's black moods disrupted and frightened the family. Even in grade school, Guy realized the many inadequacies of his life- his family was too poor to take a vacation, he was obese, he wasn't a particularly good student, and his desk was always a mess. Guy was picked last for kickball.
The encouraging and discouraging messages Guy received about himself taught him that we all mold one another's dreams. We all hold each other's fragile hopes in our hands. We all touch other's hearts.
Guy shows how his decision to become a teacher placed him before thirty souls every class hour. What letters of encouragement or distress would he write on each of their hearts?
An affirming book of hopes and dreams, Molder of Dreams echoes within each of us the wonder of how deeply we affect others, sometimes without realizing it.
Focus on the Family Biography - inspirational..."the encouraging and discouraging messages Guy received about himself taught him that we all mold one another's dreams..."
A story (autobiographical?) by a national teacher of the year.