Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Hundred Story Home

Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters, and volunteer at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author Denver Moore changed the course of her life. Inspired by Denver’s challenge to do more than serve in this soup kitchen, Kathy quit her job to take on what seemed like an unimaginable task in her second half of life—to build housing for Charlotte’s homeless.
Woven together in this motivational story of a call to social action is Kathy’s personal journey to define the meaning of home and her own struggle with faith, family, and fulfillment. Reading this book will not only make you believe you can change the world, it will also end up changing you.
"Kathy Izard tells two compelling stories in one: About her journey toward fulfilling her life's purpose and about Charlotte's journey to finally treating its chronically homeless with compassion and dignity. Each has twists and turns, each has a happy ending.” —Taylor Batten, Editorial Page Editor, The Charlotte Observer

My thoughts: This book is excellent! I love how Kathy's story challenged me to not just drift through life, but to open my eyes to the possibilities that God has placed all around me. We may or may not be called to do something big like building housing for homeless, but each of us has unique gifts and talents and can change our corners of the world. This book is incredibly inspiring and easy to get through. I enjoyed the background Kathy gave on herself. I highly recommend picking this one up!
I received this book from Booklook in exchange for my honest review.

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