Porch Talk: Stories of Decency, Common Sense, and Other Endangered Species

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 176 pages
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Beloved American storyteller Philip Gulley evokes a time when life revolved around the front porch, where friends gathered, stories were told, and small moments took on large meaning. In today's hurry-up world, Gulley's observations are frank and funny, reminding us of the world we once shared, and can again.

With poignancy and humor, Gulley writes about small-town life, things he thinks about while sitting in his Quaker meeting, and why Donald Trump should pay more taxes. Porch Talk is a tribute to common folk, including Charlie the hardware priest, the Bettys at the newspaper, and other paragons of decency not many people know, but should.

 

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User Review  - Pamela Ellinger-dixon - Christianbook.com

I LOVE this book. Gulley relates to the heart of the matter with humor and a deeper message. I really enjoyed the book and it was thought provoking. I am passing it on to a friend because it was so good! Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

Yes, I’d seen these books before, but the big American flag on the front cover along with a blurb about the book citing it was composed of stories about “decency” and “common sense” put me off ... Read full review

Contents

Porch Talk
1
The Jigs Up
19
The Slow Life
35
The Tornado
51
Better Late Than Never
67
Too Many Friends
81
The Writing Life
99
Simplicity
115
Ponder While Sitting in Meeting
131
On the Road Again
149
The End Times
165
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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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