Item description for The House That Love Built: The Story of Linda & Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing by Bettie B. Youngs...
Overview A Pulitzer Prize-nominated author reveals the untold story of Linda and Millard Fuller, who built houses in Georgia to bring new life to the poverty-stricken as their personal Christian ministry. This had led them to found Habitat for Humanity and, later on, the Fuller Center for Housing.
In the hearts of volunteers who mobilize resources to build houses, "Habitat for Humanity" signifies caring. However, few people know that thirty years ago, successful entrepreneur Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left behind their materialistic lifestyle and crumbling marriage to start over as missionaries in Zaire. Upon returning to Georgia, they started building houses to bring new life to the poverty-stricken as their personal Christian ministry.
Millard recruited Jimmy Carter to work with Habitat when he left the White House. Together they attracted leaders from church and state worldwide. Habitat became an international movement with 1700 affiliates and a Board of Directors comprised of increasingly large corporate donors. As it grew, a new, more secular vision evolved, and eventually Millard and Linda found themselves alone starting over. The Fullers responded with "God is not done with us." Within days, they were back raising money and building houses for The Fuller Center for Housing-- for Katrina victims and in Nepal, Nigeria, and Romania.
Awards and Recognitions The House That Love Built: The Story of Linda & Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing by Bettie B. Youngs has received the following awards and recognitions -
San Diego Book Awards - 2007 Winner - Biography category
San Diego Book Awards - 2008 Winner - Biography category
ForeWord Book of the Year Award - 2007 Third Place - Biography category
Citations And Professional Reviews The House That Love Built: The Story of Linda & Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing by Bettie B. Youngs has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 11/15/2007 page 66
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Studio: Hampton Roads Pub Co
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.32" Weight: 1.56 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2007
Publisher Hampton Roads Pub Co
ISBN 1571745467 ISBN13 9781571745460
Availability 0 units.
More About Bettie B. Youngs
Bettie Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., is an internationally know lecturer, author, counselor, trainer, and consultant. She is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows.
Masa Goetz, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego who specializes in marriage, family, and child counseling. Dr. Goetz is a member of the California State Psychological Association and the California Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.
Reviews - What do customers think about The House That Love Built: The Story of Linda & Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing?
Totally Enlightened Aug 20, 2008
We were really enlightened by the book, The House that Love Built. We kept expecting some information to appear in the Habitat for Humanity newsletters, but as you know, nothing ever appeared. Reading the book was very informative, but it really made us sick to our stomach for what they did to you and Linda. I must say you and Linda did not let it destroy you. You all most certainly have the Lord backing you to overcome this tragedy and accomplish what you have done.
Curtis and Jean Wilkinson New Mexico
Bigger than real life, a little wind under your wings is amazing Aug 6, 2008
This is the story of an incredible couple. If it was fiction you would say, "ah, this is unbelievable." Since it's real life, you say to yourself, "how is it possible?" One incredible event after the other. I'm sure when people heard their story in person, they would say, "you should write a book about this." Well, here it is. I noticed as life happened to them, each time they turned within. Their faith is so powerful that it made me take a good look at mine and do some upgrading. If they could accomplish great works like this, then so can I. I now think bigger. I now trust more. I recently was honored with an award after seeing the list, pages of them, of awards that Millard and Linda have received. I know the secret of awards, they inspire you to do greater things. May you read this book and be moved, inspired and become such a gift to the world that you two shall be awarded. Ursula Lentine
A Remarkable Love Story! Jul 28, 2008
What a tender love story between Millard and Linda! I looked up their two websites and enjoyed the great photo galleries and wonderful articles about new projects. The Fullers have made such a difference in the world for so many years. Their energy astounds me. Bettie did a superb job of telling their story and making it intriguing. Now, I truly understand the greedy mentality of the people who ousted Millard from his position at the Habitat for Humanity. What shysters! Sounds like Millard and Linda are much better off doing their own thing and having more control. All's well that ends well.
A Testament to What God Can Do Jun 6, 2008
"The House that Love Built" is a testament to what God can do through open and willing minds and hearts. Bettie B. Youngs takes Millard and Linda Fuller from their childhood years through college and huge financial success to a crisis that led eventually to a radical new way of living.
In 1968 the Fullers, working closely with Clarence Jordan, co-founder of the Christian community Koinonia outside Americus, GA, laid the foundations for what would become Habitat for Humanity. The world-wide success of Habitat for Humanity under the Fullers' leadership is legendary, but in 2005 the Fullers were fired by the Board of Habitat for Humanity International, who wanted the organization to look more like big business than a Christian ministry. Youngs is able to relate the facts behind this shameful ouster without bitterness or recrimination--and to tell of the Fullers' faithfulness to God's call to eliminate poverty housing throug the newly organized Fuller Center for Housing. An inspiring story of faith at work and of the power of God to transform lives.
Great, now lets all build houses! May 27, 2008
Sweet story of the founders of Habitat for Humanity. I loved how he learned so much in business and was able to walk away from it all to become greater than the norm. They have drive and I'm happy they pulled so many behind to make the world better for everyone. More of this!