Home to Harmony (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 240 pages
19 Reviews

Welcome to Harmony ...

In this acclaimed inaugural volume in the Harmony series, master American storyteller Philip Gulley draws us into the charming world of minister Sam Gardner in his first year back in his hometown, capturing the essence of small-town life with humor and wisdom.

  

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Review: Home to Harmony (Harmony #1)

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

A sweet "story". The writing was good, even witty at times. The problem is that there's no plot, nothing to hold it all together. The whole thing was anecdotes about people in the town and situations there. Read full review

Review: Home to Harmony (Harmony #1)

User Review  - Deidre L. Shannon - Goodreads

I was surprised at home much I enjoyed this pleasant read. His writing style is simple and welcoming as is the lifestyle depicted of the Harmony characters and community. I think I will have to read another! Read full review

Contents

Spring
3
Home to Harmony
6
Settling In
11
The Bobservation Post
25
The Swordfish
29
Revival
37
Uly
45
Summer
47
First Grade
110
Noodle Day U7 15 The World
123
Mutiny
132
TheTwins
139
Roger and Tiffany
151
Miriam and Ellis
161
Memory
176
The Spelling Bee
182

Miss Rudy Wilbur and Friday Nights
57
BurmaShave
65
The Birds and the Bees
78
This Callous Pride
81
TheAluminumYears
89
Brother Norman and the Bus
97
The Testimony
189
Legal Grounds
208
The Shroud of Harmony
217
Acknowledgments
221
Copyright

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Page 154 - If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Page 83 - But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Page 155 - And he became hungry and desired something to eat; but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance and saw the heaven opened, and something descending, like a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat.
Page 155 - ... and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet, knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth...
Page 104 - I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.
Page 20 - When people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be a hairdresser and president of Mattel.
Page 221 - As in the case of all collective enterprises, this book could not have been written without the support and encouragement of many individuals and institutions.
Page 174 - As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
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About the author (2009)

Philip Gulley is a Quaker minister, writer, husband, and father. He is the bestselling author of Front Porch Tales, the acclaimed Harmony series, and is coauthor of If Grace Is True and If God Is Love. Gulley lives with his wife and two sons in Indiana, and is a frequent speaker at churches, colleges, and retreat centers across the country.

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