Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World Our Better Angels” by Jonathan Reckford, and forward by Jimmy Carter
Jonathan Reckford is the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, and also the author of “Seven Simple Virtues that Will Change Your Life and the World” Jimmy Carter gives an amazing foreward in this book. The Genre for this Book is Non-Fiction. The 7 simple virtues are “Kindness, Community, Empowerment, Joy, Respect, Generosity and Services.” The author writes stories or essays of people who have been helped and in turn help others.
I appreciate that Fred Rogers is brought up, and the fact that his show and song reflected “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”. It is stressed that in Habitat for Humanity, a neighborhood is important, and taking care of each other reflects all of the 7 virtues. It is amazing to see how people that had nothing, work themselves up, help others and themselves. The children of some of these people find themselves seeking educational opportunities that help others.
It is amazing to see that in one story, a grandmother and her grandchildren moved into their new home. Strangers bring a dining room table, and other neighbors bring food, as it is Christmas Eve. There are other stories that are also memorable and heartwarming.
I would recommend this inspiring book to anyone that looks to read about Kindness and other positive virtues.