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Between heaven and mirth : why joy, humor, and laughter are at the heart of the spiritual life

Author: James Martin
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Using relevant stories and characters from Scripture, insights and teachings from the lives of he saints, spiritual writings, and personal experiences, the author explores the place of joy, humor, and laughter in the spiritual life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Martin
ISBN: 9780062024268 0062024264
OCLC Number: 703206382
Description: 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Excessive levity --
The most infallible sign : joy and the spiritual life --
Why so gloomy? A brief but 100 percent accurate historical examination of religious seriousness --
A study in joy : Psalm 65 --
Joy is a gift from God : humor and the saints --
Happiness attracts : 11 1/2 serious reasons for good humor --
I awoke : how vocation, service, and love can lead to joy --
A study in joy : the Visitation --
Laughing in church : recovering levity in the community of believers --
I'm not funny and my life stinks : answers to the most difficult challenges of living a joyful life --
God has brought laughter for me : discovering delight in your personal spiritual life --
A study in joy : I Thessalonians --
Rejoice always! Introducing joy, humor, and laughter into your prayer --
Get ready for heaven.
Responsibility: James Martin, S.J.
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Using relevant stories and characters from Scripture, insights and teachings from the lives of he saints, spiritual writings, and personal experiences, the author explores the place of joy, humor, and laughter in the spiritual life.

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