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Soul Space:

Creating Places and Lives that Make a Difference


Linda Lawrence Hunt, Ph.D.


Soul Space shares the compelling story of Linda and her family’s journey to create places of beauty and welcome in a global guesthouse and gardens. She and her husband Jim 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, they joined with family and friends to launch the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship to encourage other young adults engaged in a year or more of service in developing nations or America’s urban cities. A year later, on their property a dilapidated barn was replaced with a guesthouse named The Hearth.

The book features inspiring stories from Krista’s 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. With 180 beautiful color photographs, you’ll be invited to imagine how to cultivate your own Hearth spaces. Creating such intentional places will gift your families, neighbors, friends, and communities with warmth and welcome, much needed in today’s world.

An extraordinary book, beautiful in language, presentation, and spirit!

Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling award-winning author of Everything She Didn’t Say and Homeland

Soul Space welcomes readers into a distinctive journey that begins with the loss of a beloved daughter and the emergence of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, an empowering community, and inspiring place for young adults engaged in service, and visiting guests. With Linda Hunt’s winsome writing, this book will inform and inspire a wide audience.”

Ronald C. White, author of presidential biographies including A. Lincoln: A Biography and American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

In a world of systemic busyness, endless distraction, and always-moving-on, we all hunger for hearth time, for pause time, for soul space. The Hearth, a guest retreat space, provides a template that lodges in the heart, a seed of imagination that emerging adults and other guests can carry into their future and use to create places in their communities where they can drop anchor and abide, stay, dwell, live—and make a difference. Soul Space will stir your heart and ignite your imagination of the possible.  A vital read for today’s world.

Sharon Daloz Parks, author of Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith


Awards for Soul Space


With the motto, “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books” the Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. Soul Space was honored with the Illumination Silver Medallion Award for “Keepsake and Gift” books.


Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. Soul Space was honored with the Bronze Award in the “West-Pacific Best Regional Non-Fiction” category.


Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents this award to books with superior cover artwork. Judged on both content and style, the da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist, scientist, and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci.

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