24 February 2016

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

About the Book
"This is not a book. This is a sanctuary. Step inside and breathe again." -Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Love Idol

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.

Roots & Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons is a beautiful read. Christie Purifoy shares the experience of her first year at Maplehurst and dwells thoughtfully on the ideas of home, faith, and ordinary days. As I read, I could not help being drawn in by Purifoy’s lyrical language and captivating storytelling and felt compelled to just keep reading page after page. Well-written and engaging, Roots & Sky lingers long after the reading of the last page. I loved it and now highly recommend it.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of Roots & Sky and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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