Soul Space: Places and People Who Make a Difference
"Soul Space will stir your heart and ignite your own imagination of the possible. A vital read for today's world." Sharon Daloz Parks, author Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith
Soul Space shares the compelling story of a family’s journey to create places of beauty and welcome in a global guesthouse and gardens. Linda and Jim Hunt wanted to honor the compassionate spirit of their young adult daughter Krista who was killed while volunteering in Bolivia with her husband. Twenty years ago, the Hunts and their friends launched the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship to encourage other young adults engaged in a year or more of service. A year later, they replaced a dilapidated barn with a guesthouse they named the Hearth and created global gardens that center many gatherings. The book features inspiring stories from Krista colleagues, many Spokane community groups, and visitors from around the world. Their reflections on how their spirits were strengthened by time at the Hearth attests to the human hunger for pauses, for peace, for beauty. In a world dominated by endless distractions and divisiveness, an early reviewer Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks wrote, “Soul Space will stir your heart and ignite your own imagination of the possible. A vital read for today’s world.”
With 180 beautiful color photographs, this book invites readers to imagine how to cultivate their own Hearth spaces. Creating such intentional places will gift their families, neighbors, friends and communities with warmth and welcome, much needed in today’s divisive world.