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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463632312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463632311
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,078,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

I grew up in Franklin Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, where I attended a conservative, charismatic church that actively sought the gifts of the Holy Spirit. After graduating from Pepperdine University, I bounced around for a few introspective years before eventually moving back home to Tennessee. Along the way, I began to question some of my longstanding beliefs and attempted to reconcile my political and religious views. Increasingly, I became saddened and angered with how Christianity was so misrepresented for personal and political gain. Hometown Prophet was born out of that frustration.

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I was born in Los Angeles, California, and have lived in several cities but call Tennessee my home. I live just outside of Nashville in Brentwood with my wife, Sonja, and grew up just down the road in Franklin. My first book, Hometown Prophet, is set in my hometown and was originally born out of a sense of frustration at the way Christianity was being hijacked by politicians.

My second book, Perpetual Motion, follows a "cynical" private eye who is trying to find the inventor of a perpetual motion machine. A few years ago, I had a good friend who introduced me to someone who claimed to have actually invented a perpetual motion machine - and was quite convincing. While there is a message about investing in our energy future, I hope the book is just a fun ride.

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I could not put this book down; read it in two evenings.
JoyAnn
Incorporating instances with the Muslim community, celebrities, and even immigrants was an interesting part of HOMETOWN PROPHET that I am sure many readers will like.
Lynne
I look forward to reading more from Jeff Fulmer in the future.
Leia Dorathy

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kim R. on August 16, 2012
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I downloaded this book to my Kindle just before heading off on vacation. It appeared to be an interesting read, and I was not disappointed. It definitely held my attention from the beginning to the very end. I was thrilled to read true Christian fiction that finally was realistic and not sappy. It was challenging and inspiring. I hope and pray that Jeffrey Fulmer continues to write more stories of this genre.

Although I was raised in a mainstream church, while in college, I joined the ranks of the born again, evangelical, fundamentalists. I even became a Republican (much to the horror of my liberal, Methodist minister grandfather). After about 15 years of this type of indoctrination, I left an Easter service in tears, realizing that what I was being fed was destroying my spirit, rather than lifting it. It took some time, but I recovered from being "born again." I did a thorough analysis of my heart, mind and belief system and discovered I was truly a devout and sensible Christian who is also a very independent thinker, with a passion for social justice for all people. I believe this is what Jesus expects of me, too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By c wiser on June 15, 2012
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I met Jeff Fulmer, who is a really nice guy, so I was curious what kind of book he'd written. We shared being raised in very bible based households, which I think for myself is a good thing, even though I, like Jeff, have thoughts about and spiritual leanings which might not agree with many in the church of my childhood.

The books main character is very believable. The script and actions flow well. As the story is unfolding I'm smacked in the face with the very problems I see around me, problems which concern me deeply. Here it is in fiction form! Amazing. I haven't finished the book, but when I do, I'll be back with more analysis.

BTW, I never give an author a five star rating, unless the writing is so extraordinary caliber of a Faulkner or Dostoevsky! How rare those are, but I still appreciate some good reads and this is certainly one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JoyAnn on July 21, 2011
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Jeff Fulmer weaves recent historical facts into a well-written work of fiction. Or is it fiction? I could not put this book down; read it in two evenings. Would love to see a film of this made by Ron Howard or Steven Spielberg. It is that good!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Morrell on December 16, 2011
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'Hometown Prophet' is an incisive book that speaks with prophetic clarity - using the 'Benny Hinn' sense charismatic prophecy as a literary device, but delivering the 'Cornel West' or' 'Walter Brueggemann' kind of prophecy as content! Non-preachy and complex, I think 'Hometown Prophet' is a great read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ruth S. Mcgovern on June 26, 2011
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This is a timely book well written. It SO could have happened. I enjoyed reading this author's work and look forward to more. One might ask: "Why me?" The Holy Spirit might answer: "Why not?" The main character shows great courage in revealing his "gift". The story gives us much to think about and consider. Don't miss this book. You won't regret the time spent reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lynne on August 5, 2012
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HOMETOWN PROPHET by Jeff Fulmer
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date published: March 25, 2012
ISBN: 978-1463632311
Christian Fiction
Paperback
Reviewed by Lynne
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Rating: 4.5

Peter Quill is just an ordinary guy. Forced to move back home with his mother, he is struggling just to make a life for himself and substitute teaches at a local Nashville, TN school. Until one day when he has a dream that ultimately changes his life in ways he never expects.

Peter hasn't been much of a churchgoer but feels the need to share the dream with his local pastor, Dan, since it pertains to his health. Although a bit skeptical, Dan decides to see a doctor and is amazed to find himself with a heart blockage that immediately puts him in the hospital. Later, Peter begins having more dreams, which Dan believes are prophetic.

As time goes on, Peter finds each of his dreams coming true, and he quickly becomes a sort of celebrity, with news teams and other T. V. personnel wanting to interview him. As they hound him and begin prying into his personal life, Peter soon learns that being a modern-day prophet has a negative side, as he finds himself being slandered and betrayed by people he hardly knows.

It isn't until his prophetic dreams take a new direction, which challenges the beliefs and biases of many in his community, that Peter discovers what it means to truly be a prophet of God.

HOMETOWN PROPHET by Jeff Fulmer is a terrific read. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and find it well-written and fast paced. The story snags you right from the start and keeps you turning pages until the very end.

Fulmer does a great job with his characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leah Chang VINE VOICE on July 23, 2012
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Scripture distinguishes between the (fore)seer of future events, and the prophet, one who speaks "truth to power." Hometown Prophet Peter Quill operates mostly in the former category, accurately predicting events that will occur (admittedly because individuals, agencies, and organizations have not acted with justice and righteousness), though towards the close of the narrative he gets into some heavy-duty laying out of "if - then" alternatives. If you didn't already guess it, "Hometown" in the title is about *home* as in the place a person basically grew up; for personal and economic reasons, Protagonist Peter has returned home when he starts prophesying.

Author Jeff Fulmer sets the fictional story in heart of the Bible Belt Nashville, Tennessee, with church portions all centered in congregations that emphasize the more demonstratively eschatological gifts of the Spirit, practices those of us in the mainline typically don't give a thought - let alone a nod - to from day-to-day. Although "any similarities to actual persons is purely coincidental" prevails, the text references actual places and events that happened in some of those locales.

Hometown Prophet wasn't difficult to read, but I longed for more colorful descriptions, less predictable sentence structure, and [pages 218 and 264] I hope future editions will spell "publically" correctly... it's "publicly"!

The release of Hometown Prophet especially encourages me because I imagine a lot of conservative, evangelical (in the popular sense of "evangelical"), and pentecostal Christians will buy this book because the central character is one of them.
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