Christmas in Harmony

Christmas in Harmony

by Philip Gulley
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Christmas in Harmony by Philip Gulley

Philip Gulley takes us to Harmony, Indiana, at Christmastime as inspiration strikes the inimitable Dale Hinshaw. Always looking for a way to increase the church's profit margins, Hinshaw brainstorms a progressive nativity scene that will involve the whole town, complete with a map like those for the Hollywood stars. Neither Pastor Sam Gardner nor the other members of the Harmony Friends meeting express any enthusiasm for this idea, but Dale is unstoppable. Meanwhile, Pastor Sam has his own concerns: he's having his annual argument with his wife, and he's worried that the four-slotted toaster he bought for her may be too lavish a gift.

Amidst the bustle of the season, the citizens of Harmony experience the simple joys and sometime loneliness that often go unseen. Sam comes to the realization that Dale, in his own misguided way, is only trying to draw meaning from the eternal story of Christmas. "In this unsettled world, it is good to have this steadiness — the Christmas Eve service, the peal of the bell. . . .There is a holiness to memory, a sense of God's presence in these mangers of the mind. Which might explain why it is that the occasions that change the least are often the very occasions that change us the most."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060520120
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2002
Series: Philip Gulley Harmony Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 690,108
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

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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Christmas in Harmony 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying the Harmony series... but this book was not as enjoyable to me as others I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful, refreshing and humorous. I laughed out loud more than once! The author is a master storyteller who draws you in immediately. I love books about villages. Especially when the characters are described so well, you feel that you know them. If you are a fan of Jan Karan, James Herriot or Garrison Keillor, you will be certain to enjoy. Short book, 59 pages ..... gloriously free of swearing, sex and violence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For whole family but i do not find the characters pleasant or "friendly" nor would i be happy as part of their parish or feel at ease with their minister. I see no humor in the situtations though they are intended to be so. archived
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to wait until Christmas to read this but couldn't. Delightful, shades of Garrison Keillor but in some ways even better. I just wanted more!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Love it from beginning to end and hated to turn the last page. Reminded me of A Miracle for St. Cecilia's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as did several other people that I know. We all wish that it were on Audio for those who are not able to read the printed copies. I laughed with tears in my eyes and we all need to laught like that at times. Laughter is good for the soul.