Here's what some kind folk have to say about The Southern-Fried Preacher:

“Thank you for a chance to read this delightful book. I love it!! Your sense of humor, your ability to synthesize, to turn the weather into a welcome lesson – all are such gifts.”

—Dannye Romine Powell

Award-winning writer, news columnist &
former book editor, Charlotte Observer


"Harold’s a preacher, a writer and a genuine storyteller who will have you weeping both from laughter and from sentiment. This collection of writings is a treasure to be read and shared. Just don’t read it over meals. Something’s bound to get snorted out a nose!”

–-Beth A. Richardson

Editor, “Alive Now” • The Upper Room, Nashville, TN


“Harold Bales is a wise and funny guy. With his pastoral background and empathic nature, he sees life’s everyday experiences from a ‘laid-back, tell-it-like-it-is’ perspective. His unique style of humor gives the reader a completely different impression of what seems like a serious matter.”

—Marcus Hamilton

Cartoonist, Hank Ketchum’s 
“Dennis the Menace” Daily Editions


"Harold finds both the humor and God’s vision for us in every situation. This book is a treasure and will bring joy, comfort and inspiration to all who read it.”

—Norris Frederick

James A. Jones Chair of Philosophy and ReligionDirector, Center for Ethics and Religion • Queens University of Charlotte


“If you need a smile, an ‘LOL’ or just permission to enjoy the mundaneness of daily life, read this book. It is a gem of fun and realistic delight. Everyone can relate to Harold’s stories. Get a perspective on life and laugh. We loved it!”

––Barbara and Curt Needham

Authors of “Charting a Course for My Loved Ones,” • ShadowBox Productions, LLC