His gripping  LIVING IN HARMONY: an Eastern Shore village redeems discord stories are all true, and happened in the village of Harmony where he grew up.

The author, is a Western Kentucky University and Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. graduate. After six more years of Princeton’s Laboratory Training Network and Schuller’s Church Growth training at Garden Grove, CA, he specialized in counseling and church growth during the 45 years he pastored United Methodist Churches in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He also guided foreign tours and took people sailing over the world for recreation and to provide expansive experiences while pastoring before he began writing about his home village of Harmony which strives to live up to the meaning of its name.

Filled with heart-warming childhood, family, friends, Native Indian, pastoral and sailing stories, he avoids the trap of simply listing chronological events of his life by weaving together personal memories with Maryland’s Eastern Shore history. He includes a gun dual, the murder of a young girl, and other atrocities, such as bigotry and slavery in which patriotic heroes and others stepped up to create harmony, when discord tried to reign. He highlights his family and friends, who helped shape his life and development as a pastor and sailor, and guid him as he built healthy faith communities throughout his career and gathered sailing friends to find peace and wonder in families, churches, communities and the beauty of nature. No matter where or when readers were born and reared, his stories inspire readers to think of how their childhood history and environment may play a significant role in developing harmony in life.

His book published by Authorhouse.com, is also available at Amazon.com, and BN.com or packing and postage free for $19.95 mailed with your address to Harmony Hurst Books, 3202 Greenbriar Lane, West Grove PA 19390 or at book signings, where he is appearing at Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania book stores, news centers, libraries, schools, businesses, history societies, county summer festivals, school reunions, churches, conferences and family events.  For confidentiality readers may use dhurst30@me.com.