More Than Houses

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 5, 1999 - Social Science - 320 pages
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In these pages you will find inspiring, true stories of people who didn't have hope?until they had a home. Stories of children who gained identity and confidence for their future. Of families made stronger and healthier and prison inmates who are now giving back to their communities. Of entire communities bonding together around an ethic of hard work and mutual respect. Of denominational, political, and racial barriers falling with every swing of the hammer. Of a growing host of young people engaged in the quest to end poverty housing. And even some wonderful love stories.

The end result is nothing less than the transformation of lives, communities, and families?one person, one home at a time. Which, of course, has always been the dream?to build more than houses.

"Habitat for Humanity is building much more than houses. By building hope it is building relationships, strengthening communities, and nurturing families." ?Actor Paul Newman, Habitat supporter

"Rosalynn and I believe in Habitat's integrity, effectiveness, and tremendous vision. With Habitat, we build more than houses. We build families, communities, and hope." ?Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

"I could have gone through my whole life bouncing back and forth on welfare. Habitat makes a difference, and allows people to be what God intended them to be instead of what their circumstances dictate." ?Missouri homeowner Terrie Robinson

 

 

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I love this book. I like reading about all the people who finally got good homes to live in. And I especially like it, because like so many others, my son Steven and I are included in it. Our story is the article titled "Shack Falling Down" on page 1953.
We have enjoyed our home for the past 21 years, now going on 22 years. Steven grew up here, and we wouldn't trade it for any other place. We have always been, and always will, be grateful to Habitat for Humanity for our home. We thank everyone, and there were many, who participated in the building of it, and the help we received after we moved in.
 

Contents

Acknowledgments
1947
Introduction
1948
Making Dreams Come True 2 Enhancing the Lives of Children
1949
Transforming Families
1972
Creating Neighborhoods in the United States
1988
Building Neighborhoods Around the world
Improving Health
Launching New Careers
Inspiring Love and Marriage
Creating Friendships
Nurturing Faith
Building Houses and Hope with Prisoners
Bridging Religious Political and Cultural Differences 13 Pursuing Happiness
Building Habitats Future Appendices
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