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Laugh Your Way to Grace : Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor
by Susan Sparks


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Laughter the GPS System for the Soul

Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world's great religions. So why aren t we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did?  Read more...


 
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Overview

Laughter the GPS System for the Soul

Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world's great religions. So why aren t we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did?

In this personal and funny look at humor as a spiritual practice, Rev. Susan Sparks an ex-lawyer turned comedian and Baptist minister presents a convincing case that the power of humor radiates far beyond punch lines. Laughter can help you:

  • Remove the fearful mask of a God who doesn t laugh
  • Debunk the myths that you don t deserve joy
  • Find perspective when faced with adversity
  • Exercise forgiveness for yourself and others
  • Reclaim play as a spiritual practice
  • Heal emotionally, physically, and spiritually
  • Keep your faith when God is silent
  • Live with elegance, beauty, and generosity of spirit

Whatever your faith tradition or if you have none at all join this veteran of the punch line and the pulpit in reclaiming the forgotten humor legacy found in thousands of years of human spiritual history.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594732805
  • ISBN-10: 1594732809
  • Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 138


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Books > Self-Help > Spiritual
Books > Religion > Spirituality - General
Books > Religion > Christian Theology - Anthropology

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-07-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this sometimes amusing, often earnest book on the importance of humor in spiritual life, the author makes her case for the healing power of laughter as a cleansing, transforming, and renewing gift from God. Senior pastor of New York's Madison Avenue Baptist Church and a standup comedian, Sparks asserts that believers who abandon their "spiritual geliophobia" (fear of laughter in the presence of the divine), will discover that humor in the context of the sacred can change the way they see God--and view themselves. In a series of chapters that include reflection questions for readers, the writer looks at sacred laughter in history; through a childlike lens; as a tool for healing and acceptance; and as a way of coping with the stress of overbooked modern lives. Readers who don't expect a constant stream of wit may find a provocative case for adding leavening levity to sacred spaces where it might be sorely lacking. (Aug.)

 
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