Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by by James Martin

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Have you even been scolded for treating the spiritual life too . . . lightly? In Between Heaven and Mirth, James Martin observes that Christians often diminish—and even condemn—joy, humor, and laughter. But, says this Jesuit priest, these “are spiritual gifts that we ignore at our peril.” Through personal anecdotes, stories of biblical characters, insights from famous spiritual leaders, and actual jokes, Martin celebrates “holy humor” as a means of humbling ourselves, welcoming others, and glorifying a joyful God. (HarperOne)

About the Author

Adele Konyndyk is a communications writer for World Renew, a creative writer, and a member of First Hamilton Christian Reformed Church in Ontario.