Well, I must admit I’m about book reviewed out! But, nothing helps me get through a funk better than reading as many books as I can possibly get my hands on. It’s definitely my (relatively) inexpensive form of therapy.
“A Dream So Big” by Steve Peifer is one of those rare books that makes the reader proud to be human. After losing their infant baby to a rare disease very shortly after his birth, the couple goes through a very difficult period in their lives, which ultimately culminates in a humanitarian mission trip to Kenya. The family’s story is all at once heart-breaking, hilarious, infuriating, and joy-filled. So many books about religious missions trips end up being stories of “here is how wonderful I am” and “this is how many poor heathens I saved” sort of diatribes, which get very old (and very insulting) very quickly. I tend to avoid books on Christian humanitarian missions, due to their tone, and have found secular humanitarian stories much more inspiring and uplifting. However, “A Dream So Big” is a beautiful exception. The author is humble, honest, kind, and irresistibly geeky. This is a phenomenal, true story that I believe will inspire even the most cynical among us (including me). It’s a fantastic book, and I’m so grateful that this family has shared their story.
Please note I received a complimentary copy of the book from booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions stated here are my own.