Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Dream So Big Review

I'm so glad I read this book! You know when someone says, " I laughed...I cried..." well I really did. Steve has a sense of humor- this guy shares his heart, he's humble and completely real and he is really funny. I read incredibly sensitive words but always, in every chapter there is humor. I loved this book! This is definitely one I recommend you get for your summer reading. You'll be entertained, yes, but also informed, challenged and maybe you will actually be moved enough to do something with what you read.
Steve and Nancy and their two older sons experienced tragedy and let God turn it into something beautiful. Steve will encourage you, he might make you cry, sniff sniff, he will make you laugh, regale you with stories of baboons, giraffes, and impossibly brave, every day people.
Bottom line: this one is not to be missed.
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*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review

Publisher's Description

A Dream So Big is the story of Steve Peifer, a corporate manager who once oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants, who today helps provide daily lunches for over 20,000 Kenyan school children in thirty-five national public schools, and maintains solar-powered computer labs at twenty rural African schools. Steve and his wife, Nancy, were enjoying a successful management career with one of America's high tech corporate giants during the dot-com boom of the 1990's when, in 1997, he and his wife Nancy discovered they were pregnant with their third child. Tragically, doctors said a chromosomal condition left their baby 'incompatible with life.' The Peifers only spent 8 days with baby Stephen before he died. Seeking to flee the pain, Steve and Nancy began a pilgrimage that thrust them into a third-world setting where daily life was often defined by tragedy---drought, disease, poverty, hunger, and death. They didn't arrive in the service of any divine calling, but the truth of their surroundings spoke to their troubled hearts. A short-term, 12-month mission assignment as dorm parents for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally recognized hero, and his story will inspire you to pursue similar lives of service.

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