Welcome to “Within Your Reach,” a website about the life and work of Bill Bottum. Bill Bottum was the CEO of Townsend and Bottum, Inc. and the author of numerous writings about how to apply the Beatitudes of Christ in the world of business and everyday life. Sadly, Bill passed away in 2005. Shortly thereafter, his dear friends Dorothy Lenz (retired Congregational Minister), George SanFacon (retired Director of the Housing Facilities Department, University of Michigan), and Larry Spears (President & CEO of The Larry C. Spears Center for Servant-Leadership) began to gather and edit his writings with the hope of making them available to all those who wished to read them and could benefit from them. We have self-published the book on Lulu and you may download it for free or purchase a printed copy at cost by clicking here.
We have tried to locate and credit all the sources for Within Your Reach. However, if we have inadvertently left out a source or credit, please let us know and we will add it into future versions.
We hope that all those whose lives Bill touched as well as all those who are just discovering him for the first time will enjoy this site and the life’s work it represents.
Photo is of the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee