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A Lesson In Hope (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 24/09/2015
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Sam has been pastor of Hope Friends Meeting for four months when a ninety-eight-year-old member, Olive Charles, passes away and leaves her entire estate--worth almost one million dollars--to the meeting. It's not long before this unexpected windfall creates a storm of conflicting opinions amongst members of Sam's church as to how the money should be used. And to make matters worse, Olive's niece Regina threatens the church with a lawsuit over what she deems her rightful share. Sam soon finds himself in over his head, trying to successfully deal with Regina's negotiations and lead his congregation to a decision.

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9781455519842
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 209 x 151 x 26 mm

"Gentle and humorous." Book Page on A Place Called Hope"
"Philip Gulley is a beautiful writer." Charles Osgood, CBS Sunday Morning"
"Gentle and humorous."--Book Page on A Place Called Hope
"The biggest collection of crusty, lovable characters since James Herriot settled in Yorkshire."--Booklist on The Harmony series
"Gulley's work is comparable to Gail Godwin's fiction, Garrison Keillor's storytelling, and Christopher Guest's a league with Jan Karon's Mitford series."--Publishers Weekly
"Gulley's stories get at the heart of the simple joys, stranger-than-fiction humor, and day-to-day drama of small-town life."--American Profile Magazine
"Gulley's many fans will enjoy renewing acquaintance with Sam [Gardner], wince at his struggles, and grin at his triumphs, and eagerly turn pages as he makes his way through a maze of decisions and inner turmoil....A worthy and anticipated follow-up to the Harmony series."--Publishers Weekly on A Place Called Hope
"Philip Gulley is a Quaker pastor from Indiana with a charming sense of small-town life-and a shrewd sense of life in general...A self-deprecating narrator...he knows how to exaggerate in a witty way."--The Wall Street Journal
"Philip Gulley is a beautiful writer."--Charles Osgood, CBS Sunday Morning

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“Engaging novel!”

A Lesson in Hope by Philip Gulley is a Christian novel and is the second book in the Hope Friend Meeting series. Sam Gardner is a Quaker pastor for Hope Friends Meeting. Sam has only had the job for four months,... More

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