The Shed That Fed a Million Children : The Mary's Meals Story Paperback / softback
Speaking Volumes Christian Book of the Year 2016Mary's Meals is born from acts of love.
If you put all those many acts of sacrifice together it creates a beautiful thing. Mary's Meals tells the inspirational and compelling story of how a cripplingly shy fish farmer from Argyll, Scotland, became the international CEO of a global charity that now feeds over 800,000 children a day. In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint with his brother when he got an idea that would change his life - and radically change the lives of others.
After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers agreed to take a week's hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected is that what began as a one-time road trip in a beaten-up Landrover rapidly grew to become Magnus's life's work - leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world's poorest children. Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary's Meals; an organisation that now holds the key to eradicating child hunger altogether.
This humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our society of plenty and privilege.
It will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 24/03/2016
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780007578313
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