Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace

Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace

Images of comfortable kitchens and flower-filled gardens stir something deep within us--we instinctively long for home. In a world of chaos and conflict, we want a place of comfort and peace. In Placemaker, Christie Purifoy invites us to notice our soul's desire for beauty, our need to create and to be created again and again. As she reflects on the joys and sorrows of two Images of comfortable kitchens and flower-filled gardens stir something deep within us--we instinctively long for home...

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Title:Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace
Author:Christie Purifoy
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:031035224X
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace Reviews

  • Kristine
    Mar 09, 2019
    I love home! Christie has written this as though she's letting a best friend into her heart, mind, and home. I love the realism, dreams, and hardships that take us into a glimpse of her home and thoughts. This book enhanced my belief in home, inspiration and God's hand, even more tha...
  • Tina
    Mar 11, 2019
    When I first saw the title, Placemaker, I had to look up what the word means. I was pleased to discover that it means exactly what it says, one who makes places for others and themselves. In Placemaker, Purifoy goes through her homes throughout the years and connects them with ...
  • Jennifer Williams
    Feb 25, 2019
    This is a book not just about home but places. Places we create, places God creates, trees and flowers, a table cleared and coffee made. Simple beauty as well as extravagant. What do we learn as we move from place to place or watch as a tree changes through seasons. Christie Purifo...
  • Sarahbelle
    Mar 03, 2019
    Christie is one of my favorite authors for a variety of reasons, primarily her lyrical storytelling soothes and inspires me. I loved reading this book, from the stories of ancient placemakers to her own story of how she and her family cultivate "places of deeply rooted peace". It encou...
  • Julius
    Mar 04, 2019
    Christie Purifoy's Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace is one of the most important works on the sacramental sense of place that I've ever read. Purifoy blends her love of place and beauty into a part memoir, part spirituality of place. It is, quite simply, a b...
  • C.E. Hart
    Feb 27, 2019
    I?ve never described a book as gentle before, and I?ve never labeled an author as peaceful, yet those are the first words that come to me as I sit to write this review. I can?t say I?ve ever read a spiritual growth book like Christie Purifoy?s Placemaker. It places the reader...
  • Naomi
    Mar 02, 2019
    I first encountered the words and work of Christie Purifoy when she did a podcast interview on "The Simple Show" (episode 32--go listen; it's a good one!). I was so captivated by her words that I checked out her book "Roots and Sky" from the library. It drew me in so quickly and thorou...
  • Michele Kearns
    Mar 12, 2019
    Like so many others, I too fell in love with Christie's writing when reading Roots and Sky. In Placemaker, Christie's words provide encouragement for your soul as she shares the story of her journey through life and the trees that accompany her along the way. You will be inspired to si...
  • Joan
    Apr 23, 2019
    This book is more of a memoir than anything else. Purifoy shares her experiences of the various places she has lived and the repairs made on houses and rooms. She includes vignettes of the people she has befriended in these places too. She writes quite a bit about their their current h...
  • Peggy
    Mar 12, 2019
    As soon as I saw that Christie Purifoy was coming out with a new book I could not wait. As soon as I had money to pre-order, I did just that. Then I had an opportunity at a early peek at this beautiful book. I loved her other book, Roots and Sky so very much. This one has her same styl...
  • Lori Harris
    Mar 13, 2019
    This book is like one long exercise in breathing in the presence of God that we might purposefully exhale grace into our people and our places, always cultivating space for the Holy Spirit to show up and remind us that the Kingdom of God is here. Lovely. Thoughtful. A book I'll return...
  • Sarah
    Mar 12, 2019
    Are you longing for a place where you can feel at home in your soul? If so, you may be a placemaker. Author Christie Purifoy writes beautifully about what placemakers do in Placemaker. This world is ever-changing, and our society has never been more mobile. Yet deep in our souls, we...
  • Carrie Roer
    Mar 10, 2019
    I've been wrestling lately with whether or not my family is supposed to move away from the home we've lived in for the last 10 years. I've been seeing everything that's wrong with this house, instead of the good things about it. Placemaker is the story of one woman?s journey in c...
  • Katie Andraski
    Mar 12, 2019
    Placemaker is a book you curl up with on a rainy day and you are greeted with encouragement about the place you are making in the world. It's about home making in the best sense of the word. And it's about trees, so much so, I began to notice the trees in our yard and neighbor's field....
  • Heatherjoy
    May 31, 2019
    Christie Purifoy is an acquaintance - someone I like and admire and generally want to know more. And yet I was initially reticent to pick up this book. Why? Well, I wondered if this was a book that could only be understood from a certain access to privilege. It was only when I went to ...
  • RVan
    Mar 01, 2019
    Placemaker, by southeastern Pennsylvania author (and podcaster), Christie Purifoy, is a peaceful, cozy read, but a challenging one as well. The author shares her life journey through lyrical words on the page while also providing spiritual insight and encouragement. As a result, the re...
  • Emily Tilsen
    Feb 26, 2019
    I just got to finish this best friend of a book as part of the launch team. I went in with no expectations being new to Christie?s story and having not read her previous book. I was immediately captivated by the beautiful weaving of nature into her personal story. I too have spent se...
  • Patrice
    Mar 10, 2019
    Through her lyrical, thoughtful prose and her keen observation, Christie Purifoy invites her readers to see, truly see, the beauty that exists around us across the many different landscapes of life. This book is part memoir, part natural history, part reflection, and Purifoy deftly bal...
  • Krystal
    Mar 08, 2019
    This is a lovely book telling the story of the places Christie has lived with connections to the trees that were in those places. She is an amazing story teller weaving together her appreciation of the natural world, stories from the Bible and her own personal story. It is such an enco...
  • Karly Smith
    Mar 12, 2019
    Words at their best?such as these words?so often lead us home. This book, describes the places their quiet, earnest author has loved and still loves. Through her eyes, in her descriptions of the earth, the trees, the buildings, the people, I begin to see my own places ripe with pot...
  • Deborah Flora
    Feb 26, 2019
    Placemaker brings us into a world of beauty and settling and trees and questions and quest, in lyrical, poetical words and voice. I loved how Placemaker gives us pause to reflect on our place in the world and how creating beauty and sharing places with others adds meaning and purpo...
  • Mary Bonner
    Feb 28, 2019
    Christie Purifoy?s, Placemaker, is possibly the most beautiful book I have ever read. As someone that loves reading fiction and some self-help books, this book is neither but has become one of my favorite books of all time. I am at a stage in my life of downsizing and recently ma...
  • Julie Joiner
    Mar 07, 2019
    Placemaker, a beautifully written book, is a uniquely blended story of home and place. Authentic and heartfelt, Christie Purifoy creates a rich narrative by weaving the history of a place with personal experiences and how the two impact each other. In a day when connection to the natur...
  • Bookmusings
    Mar 05, 2019
    Placemaker by Christie Purifoy is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. Christie says she?s not a poet but her writing is sheer poetry. This book made me pause and reflect. It made me laugh and it made me cry. It made me long for places that have shaped me and places that...
  • Tammy K
    Mar 10, 2019
    How do we make the most of the places and seasons of life we find ourselves in? That is the topic Christie Purifoy explores in her latest book. I was given an advance copy as a member of the launch team, and I worked my way slowly through each chapter, savoring the themes and observati...
  • Melissa
    Feb 23, 2019
    Christie explores the questions of community and belonging through the lens of the natural environments in which she?s lived, and while the questions she asks aren?t easily answered, her exploration of them is a beautiful story and sparks within me a longing to think on these thing...
  • Bonnie McKernan
    Mar 06, 2019
    My family and I have been in the throes of slowly renovating an old 1900 farmhouse these past two years and during this intense season I?ve found myself in?of making a place out of this old house on these old hills?I could not be more grateful for this book and these words. As...
  • William Kelley
    Mar 12, 2019
    Good and beautiful books don?t just happen. They require the wisdom to see what is right in front of you, to see the beautiful ordinary tangle of our every day lives, and imagine the way the great Author might be weaving together our stories and the stories of those around us togethe...
  • Jennifer Fournier
    Mar 01, 2019
    Christie Purifoy has once again written a beautiful book about life, its beauty and how each of us can find personal growth through cultivating the space around us. Her writing is both elegant and comforting to the soul; a balance of delightful prose and home-spun stories of life and t...
  • Wendi
    Mar 11, 2019
    The journey toward home. The shaping and reshaping of a place until it feels like it was made for us. That place of comfort and belonging where our truest selves can emerge and grow. A place of peace and joy that inspires us to open the door wide, set extra places at the table and welc...