I lost count as to how many of this book I have purchased over the years to give as gifts to people who I know will enjoy a fast book of Christian humor. And it's a Christmas book too, but can be read and enjoyed in any month. A real Indiana Quaker minister writes the story of a fictional Quaker minister in a fictional Hoosier small town and the antics of the congregation. The Harmony series is worth a read, and then a second read. This is the first of two Christmas novellas that were published in relationship with the series. Both are great. I call this one a Christmas classic.
A church member gets the idea of turning the church live nativity scene into a traveling view-able scene, on the same plan as a progressive dinner. One portion per site. The concept is crazy, and the writing is superb. Even after reading it over again, several years, it continues to make me laugh out loud. Highly recommended. And it's not going to hurt any Christian feelings. You'll probably see some of your own church members characteristics appearing in the Harmony Friends church. I did.
I make reading this story as much a part of every Christmas as I do re-watching a DVD version of Dickens' Christmas Carol.
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - US (27 November 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780060520120
- ISBN-13: 978-0060520120
- ASIN: 0060520124
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.7 x 1.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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