Christmas In Harmony

Christmas In Harmony

Book - 2002
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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."

Publisher: Harpersanfran, c2002.
ISBN: 9780060520120
Call Number: GULLEY
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: Religious fiction.


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Dec 20, 2017

They say that what makes humorous stories funny is the grain of truth inside. This Christmas story about the year the Harmony Friends Church decided to have a progressive Nativity scene hits the high points and low points we find in the holiday season. What a great reminder of what really matters at Christmas. Reminiscent of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"-- curl up in your favorite chair with a cup of hot chocolate and lose yourself in Harmony, Indiana.


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