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Mystics and misfits : meeting God through St. Francis and other unlikely saints

Author: Christiana N Peterson
Publisher: Harrisonburg, Virginia : Herald Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With untested ideals and a thirst for adventure, Christiana Peterson and her family moved to an intentional Christian farming community in the rural Midwest. It sounded like a simple and faithful way to follow Jesus, not to mention a great place to raise kids. In Mystics and Misfits, Peterson discovers that community life is never really simple and that she needs resources beyond her own to weather the anxiety and  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christiana N Peterson
ISBN: 9781513801643 1513801643 9781513801650 1513801651
OCLC Number: 1013825755
Description: 263 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Christiana N. Peterson.

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With untested ideals and a thirst for adventure, Christiana Peterson and her family moved to an intentional Christian farming community in the rural Midwest. It sounded like a simple and faithful way to follow Jesus, not to mention a great place to raise kids. In Mystics and Misfits, Peterson discovers that community life is never really simple and that she needs resources beyond her own to weather the anxiety and exhaustion of trying to save a dying farm and a floundering congregation. She turns to Christian mystics like Francis of Assisi, Simone Weil, and Dorothy Day to find sustenance for the everyday struggles and unique hardships of community life. With a contemplative's spirit and poet's eye, Peterson leads readers into an encounter with the God of the wild mystics and the weird misfits.

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Could not put it down! Healing and Delightful!!

by MisfitBecca (WorldCat user published 2018-04-20) Excellent Permalink

As someone who grew up in the intentional community Peterson writes about, and thus a "misfit" myself, I found reading this book to be an intense and deeply healing, if not mystical, experience. Christiana's...
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