Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home

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  • Title: Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home
  • Author: Jen Pollock Michel Scott Sauls
  • ISBN: 9780830844906
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home | by ↠ Jen Pollock Michel Scott Sauls, Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home, Jen Pollock Michel Scott Sauls, Keeping Place Reflections on the Meaning of Home To be human is to long for home Home is our most fundamental human longing And for many of us homesickness is a nagging place of grief This book connects that desire and disappointment with the story of the Bible helping us to see that there is a homemaking God with wide arms of welcome and a church commissioned with this same work Many of us seem

Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home

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  1. The Inklings were, one and all, guilty of the heresy of the Happy Ending They rejected the modernist aesthetic of dissonance and estrangement, and instead longed to reclaim a world of beauty and goodness a world of enchantment In their stories of hobbits and orcs, fauns and beavers and Father Christmas, Tolkien and Lewis told the story of home as the Scriptures tell it the world has fallen from its original perfection, but it will one day be restored The enduring legacy of these stories testify [...]


  2. I may not agree with everything Jen writes or believes theologically, but she s an outstanding writer This story of home is well researched, well told and well worth any Christian reader s time.


  3. I found this book on The Englewood Review s Advent Calendar 2017 Best Books of 2017 Since the book seemed to be about the theology of home and the family and I am a new parent, I thought I should read it I was delighted to find an audiobook on my library s Hoopla app I ended up listening to much of the book while feeding my daughter her bottle Keeping Place is a bit of spiritual memoir, cultural critique, biblical studies, theology, and spirituality Michel explains how Scripture begins with God [...]


  4. Keeping Place is an important book on the topic of home Author Jen Pollock Michel writes about our longing for a place to belong She weaves a history of home and the meaning of place through the stories of Scripture.The second half of the book covers the work of home Pollock bemoans the fact that housework and homemaking are not always valued She writes, Housekeeping, as worship and work, rightly relates us to God as well as to our fellow humans Keeping place is an important way to let the peopl [...]


  5. All of us carry a deep longing for home Michel writes, Home represents humanity s most visceral ache and our oldest desire In Keeping Place, the author explores this longing and traces it directly back to our never quite satisfied hunger for God Michel is one of the smartest writers of today and has an uncanny ability to tie seemingly disparate threads together in a way that brings readers to many AHA moments The book is thoughtful, rich, and incredibly hopeful And as usual, Michel is an exquisi [...]


  6. One of the best non fiction Christian living books I ve read in a while I very much enjoyed the blend of memoir and Scripture analysis reflection I found this book refreshing in its examination of God as homemaker, the One who makes a home for his people I listened to the audiobook, which is read very well by the author herself Highly recommended.


  7. A beautiful reflection on our homesicknessJen Michel is a superb writer Her word pictures make her stories come alive The realities of homesickness and homelessness are heart truths And the beauty of our true and lasting home beckons.


  8. Jen Pollock Michel s beautiful, thoughtful, new book is rich with profound but accessible ideas about the physical, relational, and spiritual homes we make.In Keeping Place we begin to understand why we long for home so deeply Not just the houses we grew up in, the people with grew up with, but far deeper and wider, into nostalgia, grief, women s rights, church, marriage, sabbath rest, and heaven.I have many ideas scribbled in the margins of my copy of Keeping Place I need to spend much time pr [...]


  9. A Theology of HomeRootedness was always the thing that both repelled and intrigued me I left my parents home at the age of seventeen and pictured a life unleashed no commitments I copied all my record albums onto small and portable cassette tapes dinosaur alert and prepared for the unencumbered life With that resolve in my rear view mirror, no one is surprised than I am to have lived happily at the same address for 23 years, making a home and being re made by the challenges and joys of home.In [...]


  10. I didn t love this book, but it has some solid material I appreciated that it wasn t a Wendell Berry esque adulation of place and rootedness it comes, rather, from an author who s mostly lacked those things in her life, which gives some weight and texture to her reflections It is , as the title suggests, of a set of meditations on home and housekeeping than an argument or sustained exploration of a concept Michel looks at some of our contemporary ambivalences about home, at God as housekeeper t [...]


  11. If you like a book that is relatable but also meaty, one that will challenge as well as encourage you, I highly recommend this read Michel brings together so many different voices into this dialogue and together they come to an understanding both our longing for home and how to be instruments in creating it She includes psychological, theological, and literary perspectives and her own well thought through exegesis of the theme of home throughout scripture I wish I could have a dialogue with Mich [...]


  12. Jen Pollock Michel s ponderings on home provide the perfect setting to reflect on the Kingdom of God She creates beautiful word pictures to bring intangibles into focus Weaving personal stories of loss as well as joy with biblical illustrations, she eased me into the deep waters of the theological pool Jen Pollock Michel s writing caused me to pause after each chapter The truths needed time to soak into my brain and then into my soul While we wait for our true home in heaven, we have homes and h [...]


  13. Helpful expounds on the ideas that our longings show that we are made for another world, our homes and families here are just inns along the way Keller and cannot bear the weight of satisfying us, we aremade in the image of a housekeeping homemaking God and set here and commissioned to His work I liked the second half of the book the best, where she outlined the shape of this work My favorite chapter was on sabbath rest A few of my favorite thoughts Rest apprentices us to let God love us apart f [...]


  14. You know when you finish reading a book and then immediately realize you should read it again This is that kind of book As a person who lived abroad for a decade and still struggles with finding a sense of home , Jen Michel s book really hit a nerve In a good way Beautifully written with solid theological references, and inspiring thoughts this book did a great job of showing how home is a place we all long for and how we can create such spaces I am not a homemaker, or a wife or a mother, yet fo [...]


  15. Jen Pollock Michel is an incredibly gifted writer Her theology continues to be somewhat right of my own mainline tradition, but her work inspires, instructs, and challenges me in so many ways Lots to treasure in this book She s particularly skilled at weaving her own reflections in with varied voices from literature and theology Best chapter was on the unyielding obligations of love s housekeeping It is a logical impossibility to love my children and refuse to provide them lunch To love is to la [...]


  16. I waited for this story the one where I m reminded yet again of all the homes that are part of my story, my true homeplace and the one I heard about the glory of housekeeping, of making home and belonging to it, most of all the One who keeps a home for me Read this one slowly, really slowly, and savor the beauty of all home can and will be.


  17. Very intriguing Michel has such a beautiful way with words and I fell in love with her writing and speaking style when I read studied Teach Us to Want Bonus I love that we share Columbus, Ohio as a home and I felt both nostalgia and connection when she shared stories from there I did get a little distracted listening, though, as there is a lot on my mind these days.


  18. Jen Michel is a great writer and thinker Too much quoting from other sources, and she seems to lose her way a little in the middle, but those are minor quibbles about a heartfelt and insightful sopho offering.


  19. I started this one in 2017, but finished it in 2018 It is a slow read in that, at least for me, I needed to stop and reflect on the content pretty frequently There was much to think about.


  20. This book helped me better understand my role as housekeeper in my home, my church, and God s kingdom I wish it had been available when I was much younger, but I am grateful for its impact now.


  21. A wonderful book about home, life, love, travel, and The Bible Awesome storytelling, kind advice One I will re visit often



  22. For someone who has moved a lot and now lives in a country different from the one where she grew up, Jen Pollock Michel has a lot to say about home We re all looking for permanence, a place to be, a soft landing, and Jen reflects biblically and theologically on the meaning of our earthly and heavenly homes This is a book for every wandering heart that seeks roots.


  23. The desire for home is a good desire, and the Bible assures us that if we want home, we shall have it Just not in this life From Genesis to Revelation, the topic of home weaves its way throughout the entire narrative of Scripture Yet, it remains a topic woefully underdeveloped in Christianity today Thankfully, Jen Pollock Michel is changing that with this book With elegant prose and theological finesse, Michel exposes readers to the restlessness we all feel, one she pinpoints as our yearning for [...]


  24. Keeping Place Reflections on the Meaning of Home gives voice to the unspoken longings we all have for belonging and consolation With sharp insight and tender revelations, Jen Pollock Michel frames up for readers the important role home plays in discovering our true selves Chapters are divided into two parts The first part, titled The Welcome of Home, cracks open the heart s desire for a home, a place where we have a guaranteed seat at the table, where we are known in full and loved all the same [...]


  25. Beautiful book Fresh reminder that we are grounded in place and with a people We are emplaced It has been fun reading this book right after Andy Crouch s The Tech Wise Family, David Sax s Revenge of the Analog, and Ben Sasse s The Vanishing American Adult Together these titles not only stress the importance of embodied life but also its beauty.


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