Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: A Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger by Steve Peifer with Gregg Lewis

Review: A Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger
Steve Peifer with Gregg Lewis

I needed this book.  Most of us need this book if the truth be told.  Did I like this book, yes, but no.  It speaks to a place that has been suppressed for a long, long time.  So to start off with, if you want to remain unchanged and blissfully ignorant do not read this book.  But, if you know that it's time to wake up and smell the coffee, read this book.

It is the true story of a comfortable middle class family that through a series of events ends up in Kenya as house parents at a school for missionary children.  You will laugh and you will cry throughout this well written memoir (my word) of their experiences in Africa.  You will live through their experiences what it means to be engaged in caring for the hungry, the poor, the widows and orphans and each other too.  A fabulous read and one that challenges the comfortable status quo. I appreciated the honesty and openness I found here.

It also introduced me to an agency that I had not known of before.  And to be honest I fully expected more about that than this book contains.  A happy disappointment I might add.  It does give some links if you are interested in becoming involved in some way with them. 

As if I need to say it, I do recommend this book.  Read it and see what comes next for you.  You will be changed.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for this review.

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