Saturday, September 17, 2016

Roots and Sky: A Book Review

About The Book:

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. 

You can read an excerpt of Roots and Sky here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Christie Purifoy has taught literature and composition to undergraduates at the University of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of North Florida. In 2012, Christie traded the university classroom for a large vegetable garden and a henhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania. She writes about the beauty, mystery, and wonder that lies within the ordinary at her blog, There Is a River (

My Review:

With a stunning writing style that immediately reminded me of Ann Voskamp, I was drawn into the world of author Christie Purifoy from the very first pages. I absolutely absorbed every word written and many of the words written resonated to my soul so much. Tender and true, the author writes with a rawness that I absolutely love. It was honest, eloquent, and worth spending time reading it slowly and with purpose!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Roots and Sky at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressions are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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