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A Flourishing Tree
 
A Feature Review of

Placemaker:
Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace
Christie Purifoy

Paperback: Zondervan, 2019.
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Reviewed by Tamara Hill Murphy
 
 
Annie Dillard, in The Writing Life, encourages writers to remember Thoreau’s salient recommendation: “Circle round and round your life… Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” If it’s possible to gnaw a bone elegantly, Christie Purifoy does just that in her newly-released second book, Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace. Like her debut, Roots & Sky, Purifoy continues to circle round and round the subject of finding, losing, and making home.

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Placemaker:
Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace

Christie Purifoy

Paperback: Zondervan, 2019.
 
 
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A Review of

Roots & Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons
Christie Purifoy

Paperback: Revell, 2016
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Reviewed by Shari Dragovich

 

I have spent the majority of my adult life journeying home. In 1997, I married my high-school sweetheart. Neither of us were finished with school. We lived in two different apartments by the time my husband graduated medical school in 2000 and was launched into active duty service with the U.S. Army. Over the next thirteen years we lived in five more houses across the country. With each move, I tried my best to thrive where God planted me. Yet, during all those years I held deep within the longing for arrival; the hope of a land I could call home. A place I might grow deep roots rather than the shallow ones easily pulled free. I wondered, though, as a Christian were my thoughts sinful? Hadn’t I been taught this world is not my home? Was it possible my longings were just that—my own—and never God’s intention for me this side of eternity?

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