Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nonfiction Book Review: Roots & Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons by Christie Purifoy

Book Description:
When Christie Purifoy arrived at Maplehurst that September, she was longing for a fixed point in her busily spinning world. The sprawling Victorian farmhouse sitting atop a Pennsylvania hill held within its walls endless possibilities. It was a place where she could finally grasp and hold the thing we all long for--home.

In lyrical, contemplative prose, Christie slowly unveils the trials and triumphs of that first year at Maplehurst--from summer's intense heat and autumn's glorious canopy to winter's quiet grief and spring's unexpected mercies. Through stories of planting and preserving, of opening the gates wide to neighbors, and of learning to speak the language of a place, Christie invites you into the heartache and joy of small beginnings and the wonder of a God who would make his home with us. 

My Review:
Roots & Sky is a beautiful, spiritual journey. I relish Christie Purifoy's lovely descriptions of the changing seasons and her desire to find the true heart of her new home. Her words pulled me in to her days. I could almost taste the produce from her garden and wanted to play in the snow with her children. I found her honesty in her struggles refreshing and her triumphs joy filled. Christie's lyrical writing called me to pray for the very things she desired; a closer walk with God, harmony and peace in the day, and the joy that comes from being surrounded by beauty. I especially like the hope she shares through her story; hope through God's creation.
I received this book in exchange for a fair review.

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