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by Philip Gulley

ePub Front Porch Tales: Warm Hearted Stories of Family, Faith, Laughter and Love download
Author:
Philip Gulley
ISBN13:
978-0061252303
ISBN:
0061252301
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Publisher:
HarperOne (April 24, 2007)
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Subcategory:
Christian Living
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1414 kb
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1542 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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143

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Fourteen books later, with more than a million books in print, Gulley still entertains as well as inspires from his small-town front porch. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Fourteen books later, with more than a million books in print, Gulley still entertains as well as inspires from his small-town front porch.

Front Porch Tales book. A charming book of short stories that will warm your heart and keep you smiling

Front Porch Tales book. A charming book of short stories that will warm your heart and keep you smiling. Philip Gulley knows how to spin a story, part humor, part history and mostly spiritual, these snippets of his life as clergy, husband and father stayed with me for quite a while. Feb 25, 2018 Rodney Haydon rated it liked it.

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Philip Gulley is gifted with the rare ability to convey the extraordinary . Wisdom and Humor from the Front Porch.

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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.

  • I bought this for my mother who currently reads Readers Digest large print with no problem. Apparently there is no uniformity in what they call large print because the print in this book is about half the size of Readers Digest Large Print

  • Love Philip Gulley's tales! He's like a Quaker Garrison Keillor with the same astute observations on human nature, small town life, colorful neighbors, and just the wonders of life in general. Not at all sappy or syrupy. Poignant, funny, and very witty. If you want to escape from all the bad stuff in the world, and go back to looking for the good, I highly recommend this book and this author.

  • Bought this to read to my elderly mother, but many of the stories were depressing, told of losing loved ones, death, etc. I can't read these to her! I thought they would be sweet stories but these were a bummer. It would have cost about $5 to return, so it's just a bad experience all around.

  • This was supposed to be a large print book, it is not. It might be a little bigger than the usual small print in novels but my 96 year old friend is unable to read it. Don't expect the usual large print if you buy this one.

  • If you find the whole genre of 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' type books to be annoyingly sappy and over-the-top then this book is your antidote.

    It features real stories from real life whereby the author (a Quaker pastor) draws real substantive wisdom. Where Chicken Soup and the like were "cute" or "charming", Gulley is challenging. There's plenty laugh out loud comedy here too, and enough sweetness to aggravate a toothache, but those elements are the icing instead of the cake.

    Gulley talks about raising children to be tough, the capacity people have for mid-life change, prayer, loss, flexibility, the home, the dignity of work, the debilitating effect of television, why we need more listening and less psychology, love between a husband & wife, and many other subjects. Nearly all of these short essays are punctuated with surprisingly relevant scriptural anecdotes from the Good Book.

    On the first page, Gulley wrote, "I thank God I was born before Nintendo video games and all the other things that keep kids from getting out and exploring their environs. My parents turned off the television set and sent me outdoors, where I met all kinds of interesting people, like Mrs. Harvey and Doctor Gibbs and Mr. Welty."

    And he isn't kidding. This is a superb read that--through the window of the author's life--manages to search out so much of what's wrong with the world, offers beautiful alternatives, and does it all with the charity, humor, modesty, and self-depreciation proper to a Christian.

    Highly recommended!

  • Front Porch Tales always invites me to sit a spell and absorb Philip Gulley's nostalgic, memorable stories that are more than stories. They remind me of what is essential, positive, and productive in our chaotic, techy world. Every story gives me pause to examine my life and prioritize/ appreciate what's of value.

  • These stories are beautifully done and thoroughly enjoyable to read. They harken back to a simpler time but the life lessons, humor and observations work for any generation.

  • What can I say about this book?
    Well, I can say that after reading Front Porch Tales I felt so warm and happy.
    Philip Gulley comes across as not only a caring human being, but one filled with humour and goodness.

    It's so easy to read that you wonder if it's too easy ...No, it's not. Because in this cold and computerised world we live in, Philip Gulley is able to gently take us back, in very understandable language, to a different world, a different set of standards - a better world.

    Just sitting on his front porch with him and sharing his stories brought the odd lump to my throat and a great desire to relive my days in the times he wrote about, the times that gave me a taste of true contentment, happiness and innocence.

    He brought those times back to me.

    Although he's a Quaker, he doesn't rub it in, (do they ever)? But, he made me wish that I was good enough, sincere enough and pure enough in my faith to become a Quaker like him.

    Just get this book, take it to bed with you, read a few chapters and I guarantee you'll go to sleep with the biggest smile on your face you've had in a long time.

    This book is just beautiful ....