We are all carpenters; we are all building something. We are building families, marriages, careers, relationships, and legacies. God has the plans for you: plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jer 29:11) If God has these great plans for you, wouldn't you want to build the great things He has in store? The House that Richard Built will take you on a life-changing journey into the world of a master carpenter Some of the things you will learn: What it means to "measure twice and cut once" What to do when the roof comes crashing down How to ensure you're building on the right foundation How to focus so you hit the nails And much more It's your life that's under construction. This book is the power tool you need James Smith learned the lessons that he shares in this book by working with Richard, his stepfather, as a young man. In his life, he has been a soldier, a high school teacher, a college instructor, a trainer, and a graduate Bible student. He combines his varied life experiences and the skills of carpentry with biblical wisdom in a way that readers will find useful and refreshing. With sincerity and openness about his own life mistakes, James helps his readers identify and apply life lessons that will help them build the life that God has planned.