Episode 23: John Pattison and Christie Purifoy

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Host Jen Pollock Michel is joined by two great guests to discuss placemaking and the role that reading can play in this important work.

John Pattison is co-author of Slow Church: Cultivating Community as well as Besides the Bible. He is also the content manager for Strong Towns and co-host for The Membership podcast, a podcast about the life and work of Wendell Berry. John writes and speaks frequently on topics related to the neighborhood, the church, and the creative life. He lives with his family in rural Oregon.

Christie Purifoy is a writer, gardener, podcast host, and placemaker. She is the author of two memoirs: Roots and Sky and Placemaker, and she also has a book of garden essays and photographs forthcoming from Harvest House. Christie earned her PhD in English Literature from the University of Chicago but traded the classroom for an old Pennsylvania farmhouse, Maplehurt, where she lives with her family.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

If you’d like to order any of the following books,
we encourage you to do so from 
Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

  • Slow Church: Community in the Patient Way of Jesus by Chris Smith and John Pattison
  • Besides the Bible: 100 Books that Have, Should or Will Create Christian Culture by Dan Gibson, Jordan Green and John Pattison
  • Roots and Sky by Christie Purifoy
  • Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty and Peace by Christie Purifoy
  • Library of America Wendell Berry Series
  • Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
  • Round of a Country Year: A Farmer’s Day Book by David Kline and Wendell Berry
  • Hogs are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressions by Wes Jackson
  • Farmer Boy (Little House #2) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Crosswicks Journals by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Gardenmaker (forthcoming in 2022) by Christie Purifoy
  • Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
  • Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Isabel Dalhousie Series by Alexander McCall Smith

If you’d like to order any of the following books,
we encourage you to do so from 
Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

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