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“A thoughtful, grounded work.” -Anne Bogel, creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy
“Is there a special prize for the best books about home? If so, I want to give it to Christie Purifoy.” -Myquillyn Smith, author of Cozy Minimalist Home
“As Purifoy so lyrically illustrates, placemaking isn’t just what we make of our places. It’s the spiritual practice of naming, of knowing, of remembering.” -Jen Pollock Michel, award-winning author of Teach Us to Want
“Carl Rogers said, ‘What is most personal is most universal.’ I kept thinking of that while reading Christie Purifoy’s smart and beautiful book.” -John Blase, author of The Jubilee: Poems
“Christie Purifoy has given the world a deeply beautiful and profound work of art.” -Kris Camealy, author of Come, Lord Jesus
This is a story about placemaking around the table. This is Chapter Ten of Placemaker in Christie's own voice (can you hear a hint of Texas drawl?). Our favorite thing about podcasting is sharing stories with you in our own voices. With Christie's new book landing in reader's hands in less than one week, this audio "sneak peek" is our gift to you. So, put your feet up, pour the tea (or...