Dec. 1 – Christie Purifoy – Placemaker [Advent Calendar]

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Best Books of 2019
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December 1

 

Placemaker:
Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace

Christie Purifoy

Paperback: Zondervan, 2019
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To develop the idea of risky and rewarding cultivation, Purifoy draws heavily on the work she and her family continue to invest in their 100-year-old Victorian farmhouse, Maplehurst. Purifoy provides a refreshing, down-to-earth perspective in a zeitgeist of lifestyle branding and fixer-upper renovations completed within the length of an HGTV episode. She offers the perspective that placemaking is hard work and sometimes, whether in planting seeds that never take root or moving to neighborhoods that never feel like home, best-laid plans bring no harvest. Other times the living, flourishing thing is uprooted by storm or, in the case of her beloved brother-in-law, by sudden, tragic death. Purifoy demonstrates in authentic accounts the humility true placemaking requires. We are gifted to cultivate, yet we live, and move, and have our being amidst a vigorous decay. Our daily presence, like persistent weeding in a garden, requires a tenacious trust in a good Creator to hold all things together.

  • from our review of PLACEMAKER
    by Tamara Hill Murphy

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