Jonathan Reckford: October 15, 2019

A NEW BOOK RELEASE, “OUR BETTER ANGELS” SHOWS HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE ARE TRANSFORMING THE WORLD AROUND US 

Written By Habitat For Humanity CEO, With A Moving Foreword By President Jimmy Carter

Jonathan Reckford

Habitat for Humanity International CEO and Author of Our Better Angels

 

When ordinary people join forces with a purpose, great things are possible. Habitat for Humanity International CEO, Jonathan Reckford, has seen time and again the powerful benefits that arise when people from all walks of life work together to help one another. In his new book, Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World, he shares stories of Habitat volunteers and future homeowners.

A Vietnam veteran finds peace where he once was engaged in war. A struggling single mother offers her family’s time and energy to enrich their neighbors’ lives. A Zambian family of nine living in a makeshift tent makes room to shelter even more. These individuals embody seven timeless virtues — kindness, community, empowerment, joy, respect, generosity and service — and their stories show how we all can work to improve the quality of our own lives as well as the lives of those around us.

On Tuesday, October 15, author and CEO of Habitat for Humanity International will be available for interview to share more details about his book release, including President Carter’s foreword inspired by one of his personal essays. He will also share how kindness and the smallest act of compassion can encourage actions that have the power to transform the world around us.

 

For more information, please visit: www.habitat.org/betterangels

 

MORE ABOUT JONATHAN RECKFORD:

As Habitat for Humanity International’s Chief Executive Officer since 2005, Jonathan T.M. Reckford marshals his vision, leadership and passion for service to guide our global nonprofit in a rapidly changing world. With a start on Wall Street, Reckford went on to hold executive and managerial positions at Goldman Sachs, Marriott, the Walt Disney Co. and Best Buy. Reckford was serving as executive pastor of a 4,300-member church in Edina, Minnesota, when he received a call about the leadership position at Habitat. He serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Duke Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Urban Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum.

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