Don't Stop Laughing Now! Compiled by Ann Spangler and Shari
The preface of this book includes the story of a stressed-out single
mother who picked up the first volume of this series and read it.
She related her response to the book to compilers Spangler and
MacDonald: "I read and prayed and read some more.
"I related to so many of the stories. For two days I laughed out
loud, so much so that I feel like a new woman as I await the arrival
of my children today, knowing I can once again be the responsible
strong woman God made me."
While "Don't Stop Laughing Now!" might not have this dramatic an
effect on most readers, it does offer a collection of humorous
stories -- some true, some fictional -- from many of today's top
speakers and writers.
Authors include Barbara Johnson, Patsy Clairmont, Thelma Wells, Luci
Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Becky Freeman, and Chondra Pierce, just to
name a few, and the book's essays run the gamut from husbands to
children to church and back again.
"Don't Stop Laughing Now!" is refreshing proof that women's
inspirational literature has come a long way from where it once was.
Its stories ring true and touch on women's real lives, rather than
relating cleaned-up, precensored versions of what Christian writers
think the truth should be.
"Don't Stop Laughing Now!" offers more than a few good laughs and
the pleasant realization that even revered spiritual leaders get
runs in their pantyhose, have bad hair days and generally need a
God-given sense of humor as much as the most average among us. On
stressful days, that knowledge can be a very comforting thing.