A House Built on Love

A House Built on Love : The enterprising team creating homes for the homeless

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In 2010, Ed Walker founded Hope into Action, a charity with a vision - of the church at the forefront of the fight against homelessness.

A House Built on Love tells the remarkable story of Hope into Action's rapidly-growing mission and how it has worked in partnership with churches to supply homes, support, friendship and love for the homeless and marginalized, earning the Guardian's Public Service Award in 2017 and an award from the Centre for Social Justice.

This is a powerful, eye-opening Christian autobiography that provides insight into the difficult reality of homelessness in the UK. With raw honesty Ed relates the struggle as he and his wife Rachel stepped out in faith, developed a new theology of sharing and saw both tragic and wonderful outcomes, and shows how we can meet and grow in Christ as we interact with those in the shadows and those hidden in darkness.

Visionary, inspiring and touching, A House Built on Love is a book for anyone who wants to know more about Hope into Action and their mission of housing the homeless. Their story will leave you with a stronger understanding of one of the most important social issues of today, and show how reaching out with love and compassion can have a life-changing impact.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0281081190
  • 9780281081196
  • 760,879

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I've admired Hope into Action for some time not least because it has a holistic depth to it. This book both highlights the needs in our country and inspires us to realise we can actually do something. My hope is, this important writing will challenge and encourage people and churches right across the country. * Rt Revd Rowan Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury * Ed Walker's personal story is exciting and challenging in equal measure. The charity he leads, Hope into Action, is creatively pioneering a significant Christian response to the urgent housing needs of our nation. I recommend this book wholeheartedly. * Mandy Marshall: Co-Founder and Director of Restored Relationships * A powerful and inspiring story of the gospel at work in today's world. There is so much here to encourage us all about the power of the Church and the potential for transformation in the lives of those most in need in our society. * Paul Harcourt, National Leader, New Wine England * I highly recommend this book. It links the local church with the homeless community and with some of the most broken. This book will build faith, encourage perseverance and could even be a transforming tool to encourage more people to fulfil the good works which God has called them to do. * Roy Crowne, Executive Director, Hope Together * Inspiring, encouraging, and saturated with deep wisdom. * Steve Clifford, former General Director, Evangelical Alliance * This book will challenge any reader in the very core of their being. * Elaine Storkey * Ed Walker's attractively written story tells how Christian commitment and determination can be gloriously effective in meeting human needs. I have for many years been a great admirer of Hope into Action. Long may this excellent charity grow and flourish. * Jonathan Aitken, former cabinet minister, ex-offender and now prison chaplain *
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About Ed Walker

Ed Walker is the founder of Hope into Action, a charity dedicated to housing the homeless. Previously he worked for nine years as a humanitarian aid worker with Tearfund, working mainly with displaced populations, and for three years as Director of Client Services for the YMCA. He also played hockey for England Universities and in the national league. He is married to Rachel, a nurse he met overseas, and they have three children. A House Built on Love is his first book.
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