Funny Things Happen to Preachers and Their Friends

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Xulon Press, 2007 - Humor - 176 pages
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Most of the stories in this book come from the life experiences of the preachers in the author's family, his father, brothers, and the author himself. A few stories from his friends have been added. The last section of the book contains jokes told from the pulpit. Humor is one of the joys that God has given to take the edge off of the harshness that can come in this life. May these stories cheer your heart. The son and grandson of Baptist preachers, Paul Gordon has been in the ministry since he was sixteen in 1963. He has a BA in English from Western Kentucky and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. He has taught English, Bible, and writing on the high school and college levels for seventeen years, and he has been a senior pastor for twenty-five years. He is currently the pastor the First Baptist Church in Apopka, Florida.
 

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This is a funny book, very good read, I have read it multiple times, and each time I read it the stories don't cease to be funny.

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Contents

DO NOT SAY WIG
15
AMEN AMEN
16
C G
18
THE POWER OF SUGGESTION
19
IM NOT GOING TO LOSE THIS ONE
20
THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME IN THE DARK
21
HERES A PLACE TO HIDE
22
ANOTHER FISH STORY
23
MY TWIN BROTHER
105
THE TITHE IS THE LORDS
106
I AM A GROWN MAN
110
PASTORAL JEALOUSY
111
PLEASE SING ONE MORE VERSE
113
GOLF MY WATERLOO
114
I WAS TOTALLY OUT OF CHARACTER
116
THE BISCUIT BIT BACK
120

GETTING USED TO THE DARK
24
DONT GUESS IF YOU DONT KNOW
25
AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION
26
JINGLE BELLS AT A FUNERAL?
27
EITHER COLD WATER OR EMBARRASSMENT
31
FROM PENGUINS TO LOBSTERS
34
CHURCH SERVICES ARE NOT EXEMPT
35
UNCLE BILLY
37
DID YOU REALLY MEAN THAT?
38
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
40
MAY HE REST IN PIECES
42
ALWAYS THE FRIENDLY ONE
44
TWICE IN TEN MINUTES
45
GETTING HOME FAST
46
NEVER ENTER A FUNERAL HOME IN THE DARK
47
ILL JUST WAIT WAY OVER THERE
48
YOU CANT GET THERE FROM HERE
49
ANYONE CAN WITNESS
50
TEENAGERS ARE TEENAGERS
52
WHAT WILL MARY SAY?
53
I CAN CALL THEIR NAMES EVERY TIME NOW
54
TO THE MOON IN MY OLDSMOBILE
55
WEDDING DAY MEMORIES
62
HOW MUCH?
67
LIFE ON A BLACK PORCH
70
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
71
MAKE SURE YOU GET IT ALL
73
ALWAYS READY TO GO
74
A BOAT NAMED BUCK
75
THE BUCK STOPS HERE
78
MY MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT
80
HOOSIER SPEECH
82
JAILHOUSE HUMOR
84
IM NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL
87
I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD
88
REPUTATION WAS ENOUGH
89
GETTING AROUND MOMS EDICT
92
HOW DO I GET HIS ATTENTION?
93
FATHER CLAWED
94
GETTING MARRIED SEEMS EASY ENOUGH
99
NOBODY EVER KNEW
101
WHAT DID HE SAY?
102
DID YOU REALLY WANT US TO HEAR THAT?
103
DILLARD THE KILLER
104
SOWING AND REAPING
123
OH YOURE NOT THE ONE
124
HOW GREAT IM NOT
126
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEERES PAUL
127
SHE NEVER KNEW WHY WE WERE LAUGHING
129
YOU CANT FOOL THIS LITTLE GIRL
132
HOW BIG IS GOD?
133
THATS REALLY FAST FOOD
134
RED NECK AIRLINES
137
THE SECOND NIGHT OF THEIR HONEYMOON
138
A ONESIDED CONVERSATION
139
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
141
THE WEDDING STORY
143
A FERVANT CONVERT
144
EARRING NIGHTMARE
145
A CHEST OF DRAWERS PERSONALIZED
147
HOSPITAL FOOD WASNT ENOUGH
149
HE KNEW HE WAS SLEEPING
150
COULD ANYTHING BE MORE EMBARRASSING?
151
A CHILDS INDISCRETION
152
HOW DID SHE KNOW?
153
CHASING RABBITS
154
WE SHOULD HAVE PICKED ANOTHER SONG
156
HOW DID YOU KNOW IT WAS WINE?
157
JOKES TOLD FROM THE PULPIT
158
HIS FIRST SERMON
159
ROOKIES
160
THE COMPLAINER
161
A RAT IN HEAVEN?
162
ANOTHER MOTIVATION JOKE
163
HE COULDNT SING
164
THATS ONE STURDY WOMAN
165
HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE IT?
166
THATS POWERFUL STUFF
167
STRANGE CLOCK
168
WHAT AN ANALYSIS
169
WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS
170
ITS A MATTER OF FINANCES
171
IT TAKES TALENT
172
THE QUAKER COW
173
THE MONK
174
CAUGHT IN HIS OWN LOGIC
175
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