At Home in This Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautiful Surprises


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Paraclete Press (MA)
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7.0 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

In addition to being a writer, Jerusalem is also a crafter, former pastor, and blogger. She is the author of A Homemade Year-The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming together. She lives with her husband and two sons in Greenbrier, Arkansas. As a family they are attempting to live a slower version of modern life. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.


At Home in This Life
Jerusalem Jackson Greer. Paraclete, $18.99 trade paper (208p) ISBN 978-1-61261-632-2
Minister and speaker Greer (A Homemade Year) ruminates on the changes to her faith and life that came after she and her husband decided to sell their renovated 1940s suburban home and move to the country, where they could spread out, live off the land, and raise their children in a more bucolic setting. The family expected their house to be sold quickly (it had been featured in design magazines), but fickle buyers and a stagnant market left them unable to get rid of the property. Greer stresses that it took her a while to come to terms with the idea that their grand plans might not be timed with God's will. Gradually the family turned to practicing charity, humility, stability, and faithfulness--relying solely on God (not their own timing) to set the plan into motion. Instead of looking for the next step all the time, Greer learned to love her current home and developed strategies, such as "fasting" from laundry machines, TV, and multitasking, to bring more calm into daily life. In a gentle, conversational tone, Greer opens up her heart and innermost thoughts to readers. She shares recipes, craft ideas, and farming projects, keeping the tone positive and hopeful. Greer's joyful memoir will appeal to families searching for solid ground in a season of patient waiting. (May)
-- (08/14/2017)
"This very real story of her life, along with helpful hints and great study notes, gives readers a head start toward developing inner peace of their own." --Donna Watson, Christian Market

"For those who are open to the idea of adopting Benedictine principles into their lives but are not sure where to begin." --Francisca Jones, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"Greer's joyful memoir will appeal to families searching for solid ground in a season of patient waiting." --Publisher's Weekly