Caleb Gave Mathis

I Used to Live Here: A Life and City in Thirteen Parts

I Used to Live Here: A Life and City in Thirteen Parts by Caleb Gave Mathis
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nonfiction Biographies
For readers of:Donald Miller, C.S. Lewis, Jack Kerouac, J.D. Salinger
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Publication DateDec 2016
About the Book

It took a decade for Lexington, Kentucky, to become home. Caleb Gave Mathis was only planning on passing through when he arrived as a timid college freshman. But little by little, the city moved into his heart. And it built a home there. Every experience a brick; every memory mortar. In this collection of thirteen autobiographical short stories, Caleb Gave Mathis reflects on ten years spent in Lexington, Kentucky – the good and the bad, the healing and the hurtful, the joy and the tears. And in so doing, explores the effect place has on creating us. Men may build cities… but the cities always return the favor.

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About the Author

Caleb Gave Mathis discovered his passion for words and writing while a student at the University of Kentucky. After spending two years teaching high school biology, he jumped headfirst into the world of youth ministry. In late 2017, he took a role as a content producer for a church in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is rather fond of books (especially old ones), North Lime Coffee and Donuts, traveling, dark roast coffee, being outdoors, Wes Anderson movies, gardening, British television, and spending time with his wife and three kids.

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