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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.
Number of Pages: 176
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)|
Evoking a time when life revolved around the front porch, where friends gathered, stories were told, and small moments took on larger meaning, in today’s hurry-up world, Philip Gulley’s essays remind us of the world we once shared—and can share again.
When Philip Gulley began writing newsletter essays for the members of his Quaker meeting in Indiana, he had no idea one of the essays would find its way to radio commentator Paul Harvey Jr. and be read on the air to 24 million people. Fourteen books later, with more than one million copies in print, Gulley still entertains as well as inspires from his small-town front porch.
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.
“Practical, poignant, funny, and frank—the Quaker Will Rogers rides again!”
“Reading Porch Talk is like sitting next to an old friend and listening to the music of his storytelling.”
“Gulley skillfully mines his personal history and that of his neighbors for inspirational morsels.”
“For those who like Garrison Keillor, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, and Kathleen Norris... “
“A charming sense of small-town life -- and a shrewd sense of life in general . . .”
“Gulley’s “Porch Talk” provides just the thing to slow you down with the easy pace of the porch.”
Pamela Ellinger-dixon5 Stars Out Of 5August 2, 2010Pamela Ellinger-dixonI 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!
Ann Linvill5 Stars Out Of 5October 28, 2009Ann LinvillI have not yet finished the book, but what I have read I have really enjoyed. The very first chapter reminded me of my childhood and the house that I grew up in, it had a front porch and many a summer day we spent alot of time sitting out there and talking. When it was hot I even slept out there. Back then they did not have air conditioning in the homes. It is a good book and I highly recommend it for good reading.