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The Way Back to Mayberry: Lessons from a Simpler Time [Paperback]

By Joey Fann (Author) & George "Goober" Lindsey (Foreword by)
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Using the Andy Griffith Show as source material, this unique book takes readers back to Mayberry in search of the nation's core values. Original.

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"The Andy Griffith Show" continues to have a huge worldwide following. While many factors contribute to the show's ongoing popularity, many fans continue to point to the basic moral principles upheld by each and every episode. The Way Back to Mayberry takes an irresistible look at these moral themes and values promoted by the show and examines them in light of biblical truth. Each episode is described, and then the message of each show is looked at in detail, along with a biblical example of the theme, and an application for our lives today.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Way Back to Mayberry: Lessons from a Simpler Time by Joey Fann & George "Goober" Lindsey has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Retailing - 01/08/2001 page 40
  • Publishers Weekly - 01/15/2001 page 71
  • Christian Century - 05/21/2001 page 92
  • Christianity Today - 05/21/2001 page 92
  • Christian Century - 10/19/2010 page 18

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Studio: B&H Books
Pages   182
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.18" Width: 5.27" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 15, 2001
Publisher   Broadman And Holman
ISBN  0805424202  
ISBN13  9780805424201  

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Joey Fann began teaching classes based on the values and ideals depicted in "The Andy Griffith Show "in 1998. Since that time his material has received media attention from "The Washington Post," "USA Weekend," "People "magazine, and various television networks. Joey currently works as a software engineer in Huntsville, Alabama, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Joey Fann was born in 1965.

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Way Back to Mayberry: Lessons from a Simpler Time?

True Spirit of Mayberry  Feb 21, 2004
Heartwarming book on the wonderful lessons from Mayberry. Author presents many personal stories and reflections from the classic TV show - a very satisfying read. No Andy Griffith collection is complete without this volume!
New Look at an Old Show  Apr 18, 2003
Being a huge Andy Griffith fan, I picked this book up the other day. Don't know what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised. Any Andy fan can tell you that the show was full of good, heart-warming stories, but I had never thought of the show in the terms presented by the author. To clarify, this book is not filled with epsisode trivia, or preachy sermon topics. However, it does present unique thoughts and observations regarding the timeless themes of Mayberry from a personal perspective. In almost every chapter, the author relates a personal story that will make you laugh, cry, or just reflect on simpler pace of life - kind of like The Andy Griffith Show used to do! If you have even a casual appreciation of the "Old Griffith Show", you will enjoy this book.
Goober's the Best  Feb 2, 2002
If you're a fan of Goober and the Mayberrians you will like this book. It will have a special place in your bookshelves. When at University of Alabama I met George Lindsey, who went to school at UOA. To me, Goob made the show! Take it from Sharon a longtime Goober fan.
The Gospel According To Andy  Jun 14, 2001
This is a feel-good approach to a TV phenomenon that is still delighting audiences thirty years later. Fann has hit on one of the reasons for the show's success: each episode contains moral truths and spiritual guidelines intricately woven into the storyline, and these are just as applicable to today's sophisticated, special effects-bombarded viewers as they were to the technicolor-challenged children of the sixties. Fann devotes a separate chapter to thirty of his favorite episodes. He gives a brief synopsis of the events, and then he presents parallel biblical principles that he feels are being showcased. He often peppers his writing with anecdotes from his own experience, and many of these have a "Chicken Soup" kind of approach. Because each chapter is self-sufficient, the book can be read incrementally--a chapter at a time, or it can be enjoyed in its entirety for those who have larger blocks of leisure time available. Each chapter begins with a correlating verse from scripture. For those teaching Andy Griffith Bible studies, this book is a wonderful companion for use in lesson preparation.

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