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Come sit on the front porch. Life your spirits and gain new perspective on what is most important in life. Warm and inspirational, these stories ...Show synopsisCome sit on the front porch. Life your spirits and gain new perspective on what is most important in life. Warm and inspirational, these stories skillfully illustrate the kind of values you'll want to pass to your children--and future generations.Hide synopsis
Description:Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 176 p....Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 176 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Book Description: 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. Ingram Come sit on the front porch. Life your spirits and gain new perspective on what is most important in life. Warm and inspirational, these stories skillfully illustrate the kind of values you'll want to pass to your children--and future generations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. About the Author I was born in February of 1961. My mother went into labor while she and my father were watching Gunsmoke. My father was taken with that program and wanted to name me for one of the characters. Unfortunately, my cousin was named Matt, which left the name Festus for me. My mother, a Catholic, wanted to name me after her favorite pope, Cletus. They compromised by naming me Philip, the guy in the Bible who became a disciple of Jesus and was never heard from again. I live in the same town where I was born. I moved away at the age of 19 to work, where I met my wife, Joan Apple. We were married on June 2nd of 1984 at the Quaker meetinghouse in Paoli, Indiana. I began attending Marian College in Indianapolis where I studied theology and sociology. I then enrolled at Christian Theological Seminary where I graduated with honors, to the utter amazement of everyone who knew me. While in seminary, I became the...
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