Music of a Thousand Hammers (Paperback)
As the former CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, Paul Leonard is able to tell the real story of what it takes to provide shelter for people in need around the globe. Music of a Thousand Hammers accurately depicts the struggles, challenges and successes of Habitat for Humanity. His unique perspective will inspire anyone to pick up a hammer and join in the music that emanates from the astounding work that Habitat performs around the world. From India, to Guatemala and South Africa, to Charlotte, NC, Leonard has wielded a hammer, and in the process has come to know many amazing folks. Their stories, along with his, fill the pages of this inspiring tribute to a global cause.
Paul Leonard began his career at Charlotte’s Trinity Presbyterian Church. He eventually left traditional ministry to work with city housing, and was later recruited by the John Crosland Company. In 1984, he became the company’s president. When the company was acquired by Centex Real Estate Corporation, Leonard was appointed as Executive Vice-President. After retiring from Centex, Leonard was elected to the Board of Habitat for Humanity International; he served as Chairman of the Board (2001- 2003) and then as the Interim CEO (2004 - 2005). Currently, he is a member of the US Council for Habitat for Humanity International.