Thousands of readers have fallen in love with acclaimed writer Philip Gulley's Home to Harmony, a charming novel of a small town with a kindly spirit whose endearing and eccentric residents are like old friends. Readers will ponder the mysteries and miracles that make Harmony a place worth visiting again and again.
Written in a warm, down-home style, this novel chronicles the moving and humorous world of Quaker pastor Sam Gardner in his first year back in his hometown. Laugh and cry with Sam as he reflects on the quirks of human nature in such memorable vignettes as "The Aluminum Years," in which a bumbling Sam mulls over the proper aluminum item to give his wife for their tenth anniversary. In another unforgettable story, the church quilt mysteriously displays the image of Jesus, drawing throngs of the faithful to the remarkable "Shroud of Harmony." Through it all, Sam's love -- for Billy Bundle, the "World's Shortest Evangelist"; Dale Hinshaw, the narrow-minded church elder who "knew just enough Scripture to be annoying, but not enough to be transformed"; and all the others -- shines through in a collection of stories that readers will treasure for years to come.
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PHILIP GULLEY is a Quaker minister, writer, husband, and father. He is the bestselling author of Front Porch Tales and is a frequent speaker at churches, colleges, and retreat centers across the country. Visit the author online at www.philipgulleybooks.com.From AudioFile:
Harmony is a small town that might remind listeners of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon. Listeners will soon realize that the stories in this collection of small-town anecdotes often have morals to them. Philip Gulley, a Quaker minister, speaks through fictional minister Sam Gardner, who is good-natured but has a sneaky streak. It's usually to avoid confrontations, but he puts it to other uses, such as planning an anniversary surprise for his wife. Gulley's an entertaining reader, whose hoarse preacher's voice hints of wisdom beyond his years. His Aesop-like fables suggest that this good-natured writer wants listeners to bring his Harmony to life in their own lives. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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