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Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by [Martin, James]
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Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile. . . . Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good God s own goal for us. --Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York

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In Between Heaven and Mirth, James Martin, SJ, assures us that God wants us to experience joy, to cultivate a sense of holy humor, and to laugh at life s absurdities not to mention our own humanity. Father Martin invites believers to rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in our daily lives and to embrace an essential truth: faith leads to joy.

Holy people are joyful people, says Father Martin, offering countless examples of healthy humor and purposeful levity in the stories of biblical heroes and heroines, and in the lives of the saints and the world s great spiritual masters. He shows us how the parables are often the stuff of comedy, and how the gospels reveal Jesus to be a man with a palpable sense of joy and even playfulness. In fact, Father Martin argues compellingly, thinking about a Jesus without a sense of humor may be close to heretical.

Drawing on Scripture, sharing anecdotes from his experiences as a lifelong Catholic, a Jesuit for over twenty years, and a priest for more than ten, and including amusing and insightful sidebars, footnotes, and jokes, Father Martin illustrates how joy, humor, and laughter help us to live more spiritual lives, understand ourselves and others better, and more fully appreciate God s presence among us. Practical how-to advice helps us use humor to show our faith, embrace our humanity, put things into perspective, open our minds, speak truth, demonstrate courage, challenge power, learn hospitality, foster effective human relations, deepen our relationship with God, and ... enjoy ourselves. Inviting God to lighten our hearts, we can enjoy a little heaven on earth. "


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1517 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (4 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005C6L1EG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #272,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is an excellent book which lives up to its title. It is one that you can dip into from time to time, and if you are feeling low this book will uplift you with its joy and mirth. It is serious as well. I can recommend it wholeheartedly
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This book tackles the subject of joy in general, comparing it to the perfect being which God hopes we will be. Jokes as well - what more could you ask of a book.
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Light hearted but many good ideas and observations to bring a smile back into faith. Good writer, feels like speaking directly with you not at you
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Enjoyable and amusing
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Another lovely book from the kind amd thoughtful James Martin whose works never fail to bring me closer to God.
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