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Bronze IPPY Independent Publishers Book Award in the Western Region and Pacific category!
Soul Space shares the compelling story of a family’s journey to create places of beauty and welcome in a global guest retreat space and gardens. They wanted to honor the life and compassionate spirit of their 25-year-old daughter Krista Hunt Ausland who was killed while volunteering with her husband Aaron in Bolivia.
After launching the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship that encourages other young adults engaged in volunteer service, the Hunts replaced a dilapidated barn with the ‘Hearth’ and gardens that centers many gatherings. Seven Blessings, prayed by guests during the groundbreaking, anchor the inspiring stories from Krista Colleagues, many community groups, and visitors from around the world who find this a restorative peaceful place that nurtures their spirits.
With 180 beautifully illustrated photographs, this coffee-table style book invites readers to imagine how anyone can cultivate their own Hearth spaces. Creating such intentional places will gift their families, friends and communities with warmth and welcome, much needed in today’s world.
Linda Lawrence Hunt is the co-founder of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, award-winning author of several books, and retired Director of the Whitworth University Writing Program. A University of Washington graduate, she earned her Ph.D. from Gonzaga University. A two-time cancer survivor, Linda enjoys speaking around America on bold-spirited resilience and hope during difficult times. An irrational, passionate gardener, she and her husband Jim find delight in sharing the daily miracles within several global gardens surrounding the Hearth.