“The Fearless Moral Inventory of Elsie Finch is an illuminating memoir that reveals life secrets with vibrant narrative prose. Every page of this nuanced account of the multigenerational family comes alive with the force of history, the wonder of place, friends, and strangers that shaped the author's sensibilities.
The author captures family life's oddities and pain with frankness, sharpness, and a sly-witted style.
“Alluring and convincing, this multigenerational work has an unusual premise and there's a grandness to the scope. The novel offers an intimate exploration of relationship dynamics and emotional conflicts. . . An epic accomplishment.”
The Fearless Moral Inventory of Elsie Finch is a work of Christian fiction that is highly recommended not just for religious collections, but for readers of literary suspense stories. The tale revolves around the carefully arranged legacy of parents who threaten to inject chaos into the next generation.
Some families leave legacies of positivity and gifts. Others leave behind angst and confusion.
Lynn Byk writes with a lyrical hand that captures passion and emotion with equal aplomb: "She didn’t shed a tear into this river. Instead, she began to breathe. It was time to figure out what had happened, and when. To finally begin to live her own life without guilt or compunction, she needed the timing of things. Timing was the only way to get a feel for each family member’s motives and to answer this: how had her warm, vibrant father died a broken stick of a man washed to the riverbank by the runoff? Her aim was to learn how to get past these wretched years since she first fled the nest and later, when she tumbled headlong into the rushing waters."
From her childhood's evolution and passion for reading books, to her guideposts of faith, and touchstones of building a connection with her higher power, Elsie's journey and coming of age details her psychological family dynamics."
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
ASIN : B0B29KRNLD
"Every once in awhile, you encounter someone driven by a true mission and vision for their life. That is the story with Connie Zimmerman and Colorado Homeless Families."
—Christie Ward, CSP
The Impact Institute
In 1987 as Connie founded CHF and started providing homes for the homeless. She was able to rent up to 34 foreclosed HUD properties for homeless families, in 1992 purchase 10 foreclosed RTC properties, in 1996 build 12 townhomes, in 1997 built the Family Education and Resource Center which houses the CHF offices, space for educational seminars, support groups, food bank, and community meeting space and child care. In 2003, HomeAid came alongside of CHF to build 2 duplexes and Extreme Makeover built 1 duplex for CHF.
In 2005, a farmhouse with land was purchased, and 7 more townhomes were built on that property. In all, Connie had purchased or rented up to 75 properties, 31 HUD properties were sold at cost or very discounted prices to homeless families graduating from CHF. Connie had been successful in soliciting assistance from local,state and federal government agencies, private foundations, and individuals to address the various needs of the homeless families.