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Publisher's Summary

What if you just trusted the whisper of calling placed on your heart?

Kathy Izard was volunteering at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with a homeless man changed the course of her life. She realized that serving at the soup kitchen was feeding her soul, but not actually solving the needs of the homeless population. 

Rather than brush it off and avoid what she now felt called to take on, she quit her job and took on what seemed like an insurmountable task - building housing for Charlotte’s homeless. 

Woven together with this uplifting story of social action is Kathy’s personal struggle with faith, forgiveness and fulfillment. In telling her story, Kathy invites you to consider rewriting your own. 

What’s calling you? As crazy at it seems, it may be crazier not to try. This book will push you to do so much more than you ever thought possible. 

©2018 Kathy Izard (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Fabulous book!

I highly recommend The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard. Metropolitan Interfaith Association of Memphis is conducting a community wide read because of Izard’s profound messages. The narration was clear, but the phrasing and lack of pause between sentences was distracting and confusing at times. The writing was able to overcome this small hurdle though, and I hope many will read this important book.

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Powerful, sobering and inspired journey

An inspirational story and amazing resource for those who feel this type of calling. An awesome display of God's power released through faith.

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A Must Read

You will not walk away from this true story without taking a fresh look at how you are living your life.

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Well written and thought provoking!

This book is well written, a true story, is thought provoking to look at your own life.

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Inspirational

This is a great inspirational book that makes me evaluate my life and my purpose. The story is good and narrator is great- a really well written book and a great listen on Audible.

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inspiritional

it is the most positive book I have read in a long time. beautifully written .

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Inspiring

What a unique perspective! Makes one stop and appreciate all we have and how we can help others. Very inspiring!

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Life changing

This book is a great reflection of what one goes through with a calling. The to and fro with God , the self doubt, and the disappointments along the way serve as a reminder that God has a calling for us all and that we can only respond. The rest is up to Him! I can only imagine the people that this book will reach in their quest!

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Life changing story. Worth reading multiple times...and listening with your heart. God definitely speaks through Kathy's written words.

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Wonderful, thought provoking read

Thank you for sharing your story - one that encourages me to find my passion and purpose is also a painful reminder of a brother who fought the demons of mental illness and lost. He was 26 and my hero. I was 14. I saw my parents struggle with an adult child with mental illness (schizophrenia). They had no options then. I am thankful this is changing. Thank you for making a difference for people like my brother, who without my parents would have most likely been homeless.

And now these three remain: Faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.