Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Biggest Family in the World: A Book Review

About The Book:

Discover the inspirational and true story of a poor, abandoned six-year-old Kenyan boy who grows up to become successful, powerful and very rich but decides to sell all he has to rescue street children, whose condition reflects his own childhood. Saving one child turns into rescuing thousands, and each new challenge that Charles Mulli faces presents a new opportunity to trust God even more. This wonderfully illustrated book captures the essence of Africa and the joy of Mully Children's Family. The Biggest Family in the World will encourage all the children to experience how much God loves them and to look for the special plans He has for their lives.

About The Author:

Paul H. Boge had the privilege of teaching at Mully Children's Family in Ndalani, Kenya, where he saw the impact the love of God is having through MCF in the lives of rescued children. Passionate about children and the people of Africa, Paul is the author of six books, includingFather to the Fatherless: The Charles Mulli Story and Hope for the Hopeless: The Charles Mulli Mission. He is a filmmaker and works as an engineer in a family practice in Winnipeg. When he isn't writing, he loves to tell stories to his nieces and nephews.

Following a 25-year career in advertising design, a career change to working in the office of singer/songwriter Steve Bell resulted in a reawakening of Faye Hall's love of painting. Her family already grown, Hall experienced widowhood and a new marriage to Darrell Hall. Faye's lifelong faith in God is evident in her prolific repertoire of realistic and abstract portraits that are charged with energy, passion and colour. Faye continues to be artistically influenced particularly by the music and poetry of Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite.

My Review:

When you come across a book that is absolutely stunning in it's illustrations but also in the story that is written, when it tugs at your heart from the very first pages, and is based on real life experiences, you know that it is a book that will change your thinking and life. And when you personally know the author, that makes a book even more special!

And that is exactly the type of book that The Biggest Family in the World is! And it's the first children's book from author Paul H. Boge. I thoroughly loved reading the Charles Mulli story for myself, but even more importantly, was the opinion of my children. They are nine and seven and here are a few of their thoughts:

"The colors are so bright" (my seven year old)

"It was easy to read, and I can even read it to other children"(my nine year old)

"I love reading and learning about children in other countries" (both the girls)

"Let's find out more about the area where these children live and Mr. Mulli lives" (both the girls and we did some research and they drew their own versions of the the illustrations in the book)

Overall this is an amazing children's book and would be an excellent addition to any family personal library, as well as a wonderful book that promotes multiculturalism in a child care facility. It is a great example of how God works in the lives of His people!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Biggest Family In The World online through Castle Quay Books

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author and Castle Quay Books, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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