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Mystics and Misfits

Meeting God Through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints
Mystics and Misfits

By author: Christiana N Peterson   Foreword by: Jon M. Sweeney
Product Code: 01643
ISBN: 9781513801643
Binding Information: Paperback / softback
Size: 8.50 x 5.50 inches

Publication Date: 4/17/2018
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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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Review by: Amy Peterson, author of Dangerous Territory - July 1, 2017
“Rich and resonant, this book speaks to all who dare to hope that the God of Saint Francis still speaks to us today.”

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