Fuller Center for Housing President David Snell has stood before thousands of volunteers and supporters and told the story of how Millard and Linda Fuller started the world’s affordable housing movement based upon simple, grass-roots, Christian principles shared by theologian Clarence Jordan at Koinonia Farm. Now, the story is available in paperback along with explanations of Fuller Center programs and philosophies, as well as photographs and testimonials from Fuller Center supporters, volunteer and homeowners. Clocking in at 60 pages, the book is simple and decent … just like the homes The Fuller Center builds. It’s priced as low as possible because the goal is to share the story as widely as possible. All profits from the sales of “The Vision at Work”— less than $1 per book — will benefit The Fuller Center’s affordable housing ministry.
Jeff Cardwell was deeply inspired by Fuller Center for Housing Millard Fuller, a man who showed Jeff what was possible when you stretch your faith beyond your comfort zone. In this new book penned with Fuller Center Vice President of Communications Chris Johnson, Jeff (also The Fuller Center’s Chairman of the Board) talks about how Millard helped inspire him to form his own nonprofit, The People Helping People Network and talks about how a 2000 trip as a chaperone for his daughter’s church youth group in El Salvador brought him to his knees as he felt God working through him. It was a moment that changed his life and has helped change thousands more lives in El Salvador.
“The Tattered Passport” did not begin as a book. It started as notebooks and journals full of observations as David Snell traveled around the world — often well off the well-trodden tourist paths — to exotic lands and forgotten villages in quests to help them have simple, decent places to live. As he recounted stories from his travels, someone told him, “You really ought to turn these stories into a book.” With so many recollections already written down, it only took a little editing and production to pull it all together. Now, you can enjoy David’s perspectives on such places as North Korea, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Armenia, Nicaragua, Haiti and Peru.
“Bobby’s House” is a story by Georgia Luedi-Fuller about a young boy’s transformation after moving from a dilapidated house to a beautiful new home. Told in beautiful rhyme children will love, the story is sure to teach them a lesson about not being quick to judge and the need to build a better world. Georgia Luedi-Fuller knows a thing or two about building a better world because she is the daughter of Fuller Center founders Millard and Linda Fuller. The book is packed with colorful illustrations by Georgia, her daughters Naomi and Sophie, and boasts a cover illustration by an art contest winner, Yoselin Hernandez. Georgia’s mother Linda served as as the primary editor for the book.