Rosa Pich reveals, in this faith-filled, eye-opening story of her life as the mother of 18 children, how you can be happy and energetic with your kids, whether you have one, two, three… or eighteen of them! Whether Rosa is sharing with us the picture of daily life in her home, the incredible challenges she has faced, or the adventures that come hand-in-hand with the choice of living large, her immense love for her faith and family shines through her words. So does the immense accountability of responsible parenthood that she takes very seriously. She fills these pages with laugh-out-loud stories, helpful anecdotes, and real-life experiences with her husband, friends, and—of course—her lively brood.
Rosa Pich lives with her family in Barcelona, Spain. She and her husband Postigo currently have the most school-age children in Spain—and most likely, in all of Europe. They have starred in the BBC documentary “The Biggest Family in the World” and in 2015 were awarded Europe’s Large Family of the Year award by the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC). ELFAC announced that this family was “an example of struggle, desire to excel, and commitment to life.” They have appeared frequently in the media all around the world and Rosa’s book has been published in Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Lithuanian, Chinese, Slovak, and now in English.
The lone survivor of the Carter family who lived at the end of the dirt road in Hickory, North Carolina, Tench shares the stories of her tumultuous childhood. She tells how, by the grace of God and taking advantage of the opportunities He provided, she broke the cycle of alcoholism in her family, a cycle that began even before her grandfather and father became bootleggers. She often felt looked down on because of the spectacle she and her family often made.
Memoirs of a Bootleggers Daughter narrates how Tench started out at the end of one dirt road and ended up at the end of another and the wild journey in between, a journey she would be happy to take again.
But desperation over Wade's violent acts motivates Craig to seek out Rudell in remote Monument, Oregon. Craig hopes his father, a reclusive coyote trapper and poacher, will help raise his disturbed grandson. There Craig meets his colorful half-brother, Ormand, a would-be East Coast hit man, now "born again."
Skillfully capturing the rural humor, rugged characters, and hardscrabble life of Eastern Oregon, Burning Fence presents a searing reflection on fatherhood and offers remarkable insight into the landscape of the Western heart.
In The Keeper, the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette’s syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world’s premier goalkeepers.
The Keeper recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette’s in the fifth grade. He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career—from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team, Liverpool’s Everton, to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United States Men’s National Team. He also talks about the things closest to his heart—the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him.
Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.
The Keeper is illustrated with two 8-page color photo inserts.