Between Heaven and Mirth

Between Heaven and Mirth

Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

Book - 2011
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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

From The Colbert Report's "official chaplain" James Martin, SJ, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter can change our lives and save our spirits. A Jesuit priest with a busy media ministry, Martin understands the intersections between spirituality and daily life. In Between Heaven and Mirth, he uses scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the spiritual teachings of other traditions, and his own personal reflections to show us why joy is the inevitable result of faith, because a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God's great plan for humankind.

Publisher: New York : HarperOne, 2011.
ISBN: 9780062024268
Branch Call Number: 248.4 MAR
Characteristics: 263 p. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 07, 2018

There is a better one written also by a Jesuit, very engaging. This one is stiff in comparison.

patienceandfortitude Dec 19, 2011

I highly recommend this book, particularly if you are at a point in your spiritual life when you need a good laugh and a little perspective. Martin shares his joy in his faith and spreads it around. Read it and rejoice.

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