Book Review: “Roots & Sky” By Christie PurifoyApril 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Non-Fiction
From the Back Cover: 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.
I think that ever since we read in Genesis that God made Eden and then, the last thing, He created Adam & Eve and planted them there, we long to have a place that God made exclusively for us as well. Well Christie Purifoy found such a place when she was shown Maplehurst. She arrives in the Autumn and tells us the stories that are unique to that season. Then the Winter comes and the stories change. Spring arrives and the stories change and then, finally, Summer makes it and the stories change once again. There is a life to where we live and Maplehurst has a life all its own. Ms. Purifoy tells us these stories so that we may explore the meaning of home in the context of God, family, and community.. This book is a lot of fun and quite entertaining as well.
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