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Creating a Habitat for Humanity: No Hands But Yours [Paperback]

By Jonathan T. M. Reckford (Author) & Jimmy Carter (Foreword by)
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Inteded primarily for use in congregations and general readers who are interested in the issue of homelssness and the Habitat story, the book begins with Jonathan Reckford's personal story and philosophy for Habitat for Humanity. Detailing the problems and opportunities represented by the various circumstances homelessness in the United States and abroad, Reckford tells the story of how Habitat has touched the lives of people around the world and is transforming not only those who participate as builders.

The final chapte helps individuals and groups take a "justice, mercy, and humility" self-check adn lays out a list of ways people can be involved in creating affordable housing. Included in the book is a list of related resources and a study guide that will help individuals and groups work through the chapters of the book in four sessions.

Jonathan Reckford is Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity. He brings vast experience as an executive in business as well as his most recent word as executive pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church of Edina, Minnesota. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Publishers Description
Intended primarily for use in congregations and by general readers who are interested in the issue of affordable housing and homelessness, Reckford tells the story of how Habitat has touched the lives of people around the world and is transforming not only those receiving housing but those who participate as builders. The final chapter helps individuals and groups take a "justice, mercy, and humility" self-check and lays out a list of action suggestions. Includes an online small group Leader's Guide and participant Study Guide.

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The chronic large-scale problem of homelessness and affordable housing has been dramatically and achingly portrayed in accounts of Hurricane Katrina, the South Asian tsunami, and other recent natural disasters. This book takes as its key biblical focus Micah 6:8---"What does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Intended primarily for use in congregations and by general readers who are interested in the issue of homelessness and the Habitat story, the book begins with Jonathan Reckford's personal story and philosophy for Habitat for Humanity. Detailing the problems and opportunities represented by the various circumstances homelessness in the United States and abroad, Reckford tells the story of how Habitat has touched the lives of people around the world and is transforming not only those receiving housing but those who participate as builders.

The final chapter helps individuals and groups take a "justice, mercy, and humility" self-check and lays out a list of ways people can be involved in creating affordable housing. Included in the book is a list of related resources and a study guide that will help individuals and groups work through the chapters of the book in four sessions.
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Item Specifications...


Studio: FORTRESS PRESS
Pages   124
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.44" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.31"
Weight:   0.41 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 3, 2007
Publisher   AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN  0800638883  
ISBN13  9780800638887  


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Excellent Habitat Primer  Aug 13, 2007
Very well-written synopsis of Habitat for Humanity with powerful Biblical tie-ins to Habitat's work. Would be particularly useful for a faith community class, e.g., Sunday School class.
 

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