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Front Porch Tales: Warm Hearted Stories of Family, Faith, Laughter and Love (edition 2007)

by Philip Gulley (Author)

Series: Porch Talk (2)

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Wisdom and Humor from the Front Porch Master storyteller Philip Gulley shares tender and hilarious real-life moments that capture the important truths of everyday life. When Philip Gulley began writing newsletter essays for the twelve members of his Quaker meeting in Indiana, he had no idea one of them would find its way to radio commentator Paul Harvey Jr. and be read on the air to 24 million people. Fourteen books later, with more than a million books in print, Gulley still entertains as well as inspires from his small-town front porch.… (more)
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Title:Front Porch Tales: Warm Hearted Stories of Family, Faith, Laughter and Love
Authors:Philip Gulley (Author)
Info:HarperOne (2007), 174 pages
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Discover honesty, wisdom, humor and depth in these small town stories.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 21, 2021 |
This is a lovely read! Each chapter is a seperate story that stands alone.You can pick this up and put it down over the course of time. The stories are snippets of his memories,events and people in his life.They are touching and inspirational and many are the typical Gulley humor. Different from the Harmony series. Very enjoyable,and touching.Perfect read for anytime of life. ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
Gulley is a Quaker minister who lives in a small town in Indiana. I love his humorous novels set in the small town of Harmony (starting with Home to Harmony). This, however, is nonfiction – a collection of essays on life, love, community and faith. I appreciate the way Gulley draws from the small experiences in life. I suspect his sermons would be much like conversing with a neighbor on a front porch, sharing lessons learned over the years. This little volume, like much of Gulley’s writing, inspires me to try to be a better person, kinder, more tolerant, more industrious, more generous (especially with my time). His works also remind me to stop and recognize all the many ways I am blessed, and to be thankful. One thing I’m thankful for is that Philip Gulley has shared the gift of his insight with us, his readers. ( )
  BookConcierge | Jan 13, 2016 |
This is a lovely little book. The "tales" seem to be short tales of wisdom and encouragement that this Quaker minister delivered or would deliver to his Friends meetings. They are certainly Christian in content, which made his funny and insightful commentary on the people he knew loving instead of harsh or mean-spirited. And Gulley IS funny! Laughing-out-loud, read-it-to-your-spouse kind of funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this little book. ( )
  wareagle78 | Mar 19, 2014 |
If oatmeal were a book -- warming and comforting, soft, wholesome, soothing, good but good for you, and just like home on the days that home is just right-- that's what Gulley's stories would be. They remind me of the softer side of the people I know and love, the silver lining of those inconveniences that are a part of every life, and so many of the reasons that I need God, and reminders of His goodness, in my life more than I have ever needed anything else. ( )
  CGMosier | Oct 27, 2010 |
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I live in a neighborhood full of children. I never knew there were children around until school began and I saw them waiting for the bus.
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Wisdom and Humor from the Front Porch Master storyteller Philip Gulley shares tender and hilarious real-life moments that capture the important truths of everyday life. When Philip Gulley began writing newsletter essays for the twelve members of his Quaker meeting in Indiana, he had no idea one of them would find its way to radio commentator Paul Harvey Jr. and be read on the air to 24 million people. Fourteen books later, with more than a million books in print, Gulley still entertains as well as inspires from his small-town front porch.

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Join Philip Gulley in a moment of quiet reflections and open your heart to life-changing messages, and warm, inspirational readings. Each tale will wrap its way around your heart!
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