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Saturday, June 1, 2013
A Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger by Steve Peifer with Gregg Lewis
A Very Moving True Story
Published in April of 2013 by Zondervan
The hardest book reviews to write are for the books that truly touch you. A Dream So Big had me spellbound from the first and I cannot even attempt to write a proper review.
If you have ever had the scary meeting with a "genetic couselor" at the OBGYN office than you can feel for the Peifer family. In my family's case, the meeting was unnecessary - our daughter was born with no complications. For the Peifer family, this was not the case. Their son was born with severe disabilities and only lived a few days.
Peifer describes the devastation to his family and how he and his family come to join the faculty at a boarding school for the children of missionary families. He describes how a one year gig has become a mission to feed and educate as many Kenyan children as possible.
Peifer's good humor is visible throughout the book and he is a natural self-deprecating storyteller. He balances his tales of the larger mission with lots of stories about the school and his family.
I have included two videos so that you can see what he is trying to do in his own words:
If you are moved to help (and he emphasizes that a little bit really does go along way in Kenya), here is the website for Peifer's organization: http://kenyakidscan.org/how-you-can-help/
Note: This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I rate this book an enthusiastic 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: A Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger
Reviewed on June 1, 2013.