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Gulley, Philip

Works: 69 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 28,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Anecdotes  Religious fiction  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Humor  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.U449, 813.54
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Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,223 libraries worldwide
Think back to when you were little, visiting relatives--the ones who lived in a small town, in a house with a big front porch. After supper you sat on the porch, at the edge of the conversation's circle, listening to story after story. The sun was setting. The western sky turned pink. The crickets started up. Somewhere down the block, a screen door banged. You've been there haven't you--and long to go back? Let master storyteller Philip Gulley take you there again
Just shy of Harmony by Philip Gulley( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,056 libraries worldwide
In an eventful year spanning two Easters in a small Midwestern town, witness Sam Gardner suffering a crisis of faith; follow the marital woes of Wayne Fleming; learn of a secret illness and a surprise lottery recipient; and laugh at the marvel of Dale Hinshaw's ill-hatched Scripture-Eggs ministry
Life goes on : a Harmony novel by Philip Gulley( Book )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
In the wake of a prominent citizen's arrest for larceny, lawyer-turned-coffee shop owner Deena pursues a relationship with a visiting doctor, while Delores becomes fed up with her know-it-all husband and his crackpot ministry schemes
Signs and wonders : a Harmony novel by Philip Gulley( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,876 libraries worldwide
Follows Quaker minister Sam Gardner into his third year of ministry as Dale Hinshaw introduces his Salvation Balloons project, Deena Morrison deals with spinsterhood, Jimmy Muldock hides a secret, and Nora Nagle returns home
A change of heart : a Harmony novel by Philip Gulley( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,817 libraries worldwide
In his fifth year of ministering to the citizens of Harmony, pastor Sam Gardner finds himself challenged by Deena Morrison's impending marriage to Dr. Daniel Pierce and the Hodges' possible lossof their daughter to her biological parents
Almost friends : a Harmony novel by Philip Gulley( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,363 libraries worldwide
It's summer in Harmony, but not everything is as sunny as the weather. The good citizens of Harmony are back and stirring up trouble as usual, sometimes with disastrous results. Pastor Sam Gardner must take a leave of absence from his post at Harmony Friends Meeting to take care of his ailing father. But when spunky pastor Krista Riley comes to fill his position, the quirky Quakers seem to fall in love with her, and it begins to look like Sam's sabbatical may be permanent. Krista's resilience is put to the test when Dale Hinshaw and Fern Hampton begin to question whether a woman (especially one rumored to be gay) can faithfully lead their flock, and it looks like the resulting tiff might just be the undoing of Harmony Friends Meeting
Christmas in Harmony by Philip Gulley( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,350 libraries worldwide
Quaker minister Sam Gardner copes with the eccentrics of his congregation while attempting to counter church elder Dale Hinshaw's plans for a "progressive" nativity scene on Christmas Eve
A place called Hope : a novel by Philip Gulley( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It's not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they're two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an end. Perhaps it's time for a change. After all, his wife has found a new job at the library, his elder son is off to college, and the younger has decided to join the military once he graduates high school. Sam is contemplating a future selling used cars when he receives a call from a woman in the suburban town of Hope, Indiana. It seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor. Though they only have twelve members, they also have a beautiful meetinghouse and a pie committee (Sam is fond of pie). But can he really leave his beloved hometown of Harmony
A lesson in Hope : a novel by Philip Gulley( Book )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
Sam Gardner has been pastor of Hope Friends Meeting for just four months when ninety-eight-year-old member Oilve Charles passes away. What's more shocking news is that Olive has left her entire estate--worth nearly one million dollars--to the meeting. At first the gift sounds to Sam like a godsend. Yet as word of the unexpected windfall spreads, it stirs up a storm of conflicting opinions among the church members as to how the money would best be used
The Christmas scrapbook : a Harmony story by Philip Gulley( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
Enrolling in a scrap-booking class in the hopes of redeeming himself from his history of dreadful gift-giving to his wife, Sam Gardner inadvertently raises his wife's suspicions with his marked absences from their home, finds himself involved in a series of unfortunate mishaps, and enlists the assistance of his faithful secretary, Frank
A gathering in Hope : a novel by Philip Gulley( Book )
7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
"Bestselling author Philip Gulley offers humorous, small-town storytelling as he follows the foibles and follies of Pastor Sam Gardner. Thanks to an unexpected windfall, Sam Gardner's congregation (with the exception of a few malcontents) is eager to expand their meetinghouse. But before building can commence, the County Environmental Board and the Department of Natural Resources put the quietus on the plan. A colony of endangered Indiana bats have made the tree beside the meetinghouse, and the meetinghouse attic, their place of hanging, mating, and living, which poses a big problem for the congregation. Aside from the fact that their fanged visitors are engaging in sinful acts on church property, until these bats leave for hibernation, Hope Friends Meeting is left without a gathering place. And when an over-zealous Leonard Fink takes matters into his own hands, he may even land himself--and Sam--in jail"--
If grace is true : why God will save every person by Philip Gulley( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Argues the theological stance that all people will be saved through God's grace, offering a message of hope that explains how Christians can reconcile a love for non-Christian people
If God is love : rediscovering grace in an ungracious world by Philip Gulley( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Argues that one's beliefs play a key role in how one lives and interacts in the world, inviting readers to envision a world where everyone shares a belief that God loves every person and proposing world transformation through spiritual change
The Evolution of Faith : How God Is Creating a Better Christianity by Philip Gulley( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
"For too many people, the concepts of original sin, a God who sends people to hell, and Jesus as the only path to God can no longer be stomached. But rather than throwing the baby out with bath water, Philip Gulley, famous for his own controversial theology that affirms universality, urges us to consider letting go of our tightly held beliefs and start the journey towards a dynamic faith. Gulley teaches us to embrace the freedom to let go of those tenets of Christianity that are no longer furthering the faith, and reimagine a Christianity we can believe in. Despite religions insistence on unchanging truths and static dogma, Gulley introduces the concept of a fluid, dynamic theology, a faith that grows and changes with you. In this book, Gulley provides a useful vernacular and starting point for those looking to explore what they really believe, rather than what they've always been taught. Instead of looking for answers outside of oneself, Gulley encourages us to develop our own apologetics, a belief system that is open to evolution as new ideas are presented and new realities experienced. Faith should always be seen as a work in progress, and this accessible guide will be a must-have tool for those interested in where the Christian faith is going today"--
If the church were Christian : rediscovering the values of Jesus by Philip Gulley( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Challenges the modern church to become what it could be if Christians truly followed the core values of Jesus
Living the Quaker Way : timeless wisdom for a better life today by Philip Gulley( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
"As an antidote to the complexities and challenges of modern life, award-winning author Philip Gulley offers the opportunity to participate in a world where the values of the Quaker way bring equity, peace, healing, and hope. The Quaker Way invites readers to encounter the defining commitments of the Religious Society of Friend, and shows how those ideals can be incorporated in personal and public life to bring renewal and eliminate the clutter that is keeping us from deeper spirituality. His audience is a new generation of seekers who may be disillusioned with religious institutions and strictures but yet are deeply interested in spiritual matters. In the end, Gulley's invitation isn't to a centuries old church, but to an honest, peaceful, and promising way of life"--
Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
The new pastor in a small Indiana town experiences one humorous adventure after another as he acclimates to his new congregation and lifestsyle
Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Sam Gardner, pastor of Harmony Friends Meeting, recounts the moving and humorous adventures of his first year leading the hometown Indiana church
Just shy of Harmony by Philip Gulley( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Quaker pastor Sam Gardner faces discouragement when the church elders ignored his suggestion to help a medical clinic and voted to install a new vanity in the women's restroom instead. Furthermore, Pastor Jimmy at the Harmony Worship Center down the road is delivering sermons of a spartan nature such as "Ten mutual funds Jesus would die for" and in the process attracting members of Samm's congregation in droves. Sam must seek a solution to revitalize his ministry
Almost friends by Philip Gulley( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
In this installment of the popular Harmony series, Sam Gardner of the Harmony Friends Meeting has to take a leave of absence to care for his sick father, so young pastor Krista Riley steps in. But when Dale Hinshaw and Fern Hampton accuse Krista of being gay, Sam initially fails to step in, fearing he could lose his job
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Alternative Names
Gulley, Phil.
Gulley, Phil (Quaker pastor)
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English (319)
Dutch (2)
Persian (1)
Norwegian (1)
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