May 13, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Shed that Fed A Million Children

The Shed That Fed a Million Children: The Extraordinary Story of Mary?s Meals

The Shed That Fed A Million Children 

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

PD: 05.26.15 by Harper Collins UK


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 could hold 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.

Thoughts:  Call it Wanderlust or the I realistically don't have enough money predicament-please feel free to donate-I'll send you my address...I love books with a story behind the story. Fiction is great for building a world outside my own, but it's good to be aware of what's beyond my backyard. I hope this book inspires me and you too! 

What are you waiting for? 


  1. This sounds wonderful! I'm definitely more of a fiction reader, but I do like a change now and then. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. So inspiring. I'm adding this to my tbr.

  3. Definitely sounds like a gripping story...thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “EVIL NEVER DIES”

  4. What a thought provoking book to showcase on Waiting on Wednesday! Thank you for stopping by the BloggityBLOG and leading me to your WoW! I'm definitely going to add this to my TBR!

    Cheers! ♥

  5. Sounds like a very inspirational story. tyvm for stopping at my blog MY WOW


  6. What a great choice, this sounds really interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. That's an intriguing sounding read! I hope you will love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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