Heartwarming essays from Paul Gulley's life as the pastor of Irvington Friends. An enjoyable look at life.
Discover the honesty, humor, depth, and wisdom of the front porch in this inspirational masterpiece of soulful small-town stories, which has garnered widespread acclaim for Quaker writer Philip Gulley. Reminiscent of the stories of Jan Karon and Garrison Keillor, this collection of real-life tales grew outof essays Gulley wrote for the newsletter of the Quaker church he pastored inIndiana. Graced with a gentle style and deft simplicity, these stories powerfully conjure the little truths of everyday life.
Philip Gulley is gifted with the rare ability to convey the extraordinary moments and insights of ordinary people. Join thousands of satisfied readers on the front porch of this consummate American storyteller.
Filled with warm, inspirational stories that illustrate the kind of values Christians want to pass to future generations, Front Porch Tales is the perfect book for family reading times. Family members of all ages will be deeply touched by these stories designed to lift their spirits and help them gain perspective on what is really important in life. Stories can be slowly savored one at a time, or the entire book can be read in one sitting. Either way, readers will be encouraged as each tale wraps its way around their hearts.
One of those little books that don't make it to the best seller list, but perhaps should have made it to the best coffee table list. An adorable collection of true-life stories that will warm your heart and make you laugh. A cozy read.
Delightful little book with stories that can make you laugh out loud. Warm folks and lots of "do the right thing" examples abound. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who wants a positive look at the simple side of the world around them. Teaches you to appreciate the ordinary things that really make up our lives.
Neat collection of stories written by a Quaker pastor. Most of them are 2-3 pages and are his observations or insights into life and God. There will be at least one or two that will touch your heart in some way. Highly recommended for those who love God and family.
the second half of the book has many hysterical stories. he's refreshingly honest about his limitations as a handy man. it's meant to be inspirational reading but it's much more than that!
A wonderful, warm collection of stories of real-life people the author has encountered; it reminds me of the tales told by Garrrison Keillor!
Very nice read - short stories with great moral lessons.
Good read...just like visiting with old friends with a sense of humor!
From back cover
Lift your spirits and gain new perspective on what's most important in life. These warm and inspirational stories skillfully illustrate the kinds of values you would want to pass on to your children and to future generations.
I enjoyed this book very much. Easy read. Stories made me laugh, some made me cry. Most of all each story touched my heart.
Lift your spirits and gain new perspective on what's most important in life. These warm and inspirational stories skillfully illustrate the kinds of values you would want to pass on to your children- and to future generations.