Project Description

Home for the Holidays

A Collection of Stories and Art for the Benefit of Habitat for Humanity

by Gene Stelten

A diverse group of American luminaries offers holiday holiday memories in a charmingly illustrated gift book which benefits Habitat for Humanity International.

The holiday season brings everyday life into sharper focus, as families and friends gather together to think about those we love and those we miss, and of times past but not forgotten. In Home for the Holidays, a diverse group of American luminaries offers their holiday memories in a charmingly illustrated gift book which benefits Habitat for Humanity International.

Featuring a preface by Jimmy Carter, eighty of American’s most celebrated personalities – actors, writers, politicians, and sports figures reveal what they ar thankful for, as well as rituals and remembrances of Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, and other holidays. Readers will share in the memories and experiences of…

    • Maya Angelou, describing human beings at their best, and the mission of Habitat for Humanity
    • Bonnie Blair, comparing her sore muscles after a vigorous skating workout to a very happy family talk-a-thon
    • Hillary Rodham Clinton, offering a special holiday prayer of thankfulness
    • Newt Gingrich, sharing how two Habitat families changed his view of Christmas
    • John Grisham, revealing how he was inspired to be a writer
    • Charlton Heston, opening the door to his deepest thoughts
    • Coretta Scott King, dedicating her life to the fulfillment of her husband’s dream
  • Mickey Mantle, describing getting choked up at a charity golf tournament for needy children


Habitat for Humanity is an international charity, whose volunteers build homes for families in need. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to the construction of more homes and the ongoing mission of Habitat for Humanity.

Also featured in Home for the Holidays
Loni Anderson
William J. Bennett
Erma Bombeck
Leo Buscaglia
Barbara Bush
Mario M. Cuomo
Clyde Edgerton
Amy Grant
Tom T. Hall
Evander Holyfield
Dan Jansen
Ann Jillian
Casey Kasem
Jack Kemp
Tommy LaSorda
Edwin C. Moses
Sam Nunn
Richard Simmons
Lillian Vernon

And many more…

This book is out of stock

Hardcover: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-114-2
Total Pages: 160
Size: 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
Language: English

Meet the Author

Gene Stelten has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for more than twenty-five years, volunteering his time both in the boardroom and on construction sites. An electrical engineering graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he worked in sales and marketing management for Motorola, Inc. for thirty-two years. He has edited three books benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Stelten lives in Georgia.