Last Sunday I dragged a lawn chair outside onto the blacktop driveway with the intention of soaking up the afternoon warmth. Rubbing sunscreen between my palms, I smeared it across my nose and cheeks, cupping it beneath my chin and down my neck. I tipped my head back and squinted up at the blue sky through my smeary sunglasses.
On days like this, I feel sure life is a fountain. ~Christie Purifoy
I inhaled and exhaled slowly, taking the time to complete each breath before rushing for the next. Summer is coming, I said to no one. On my lap, I held my already-worn and marked up copy of Christie Purifoy’s book, Roots & Sky, A Journey Home in Four Seasons. It’s a book I keep carrying around, in my purse, in the various rooms of my house. A clean copy currently sits on my guest bed, a gift for the next overnighter who comes to the Streamside house. It’s a book I can’t shake, not that I’m trying…
We talk a lot about home here at GraceTable, we reflect and dream and imagine ways that we can make others feel at home in our physical space, as well as our emotional space. We talk about opening our doors and our hearts and our minds to God’s dreams for us–what that journey looks like–the good, bad and ugly. Roots & Sky is like a quilt that tells an exquisite story about all of these things, and hems the whole imperfectly beautiful thing in hope. This is why we have selected this book for the 2nd annual Summer Reading Book Club.
This is the story of a kingdom come.~Christie Purifoy
Three weeks ago, I had the delight of sharing a room with Christie at the Festival of Faith and Writing. I brought with me a chocolate sour cream bundt cake, drizzled with ganache and several dollops of homemade peanut butter frosting. I was being hospitable, yes, but also, I needed a favor (wink). In my trunk I carried with me 6 copies of her book that I wanted to giveaway to 6 of you–and I wanted her to sign all of them.
Christie needed no bribing, as she generously agreed to sign each one, and all before she’d tasted the cake.
So here’s how this will work: To enter the giveaway, simply fill out the rafflecopter form below. The book club officially kicks off on June 1 and will run until June 30. Once you register (It’s free) for the book club, you will get a welcome email, outlining the reading schedule and details about how our book club works. We will open up the private Facebook group on or before Monday, May 30, so you can all get settled before we officially begin.
Click HERE to register for the book club.
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