If "a cheerful heart is good medicine," as it says in Proverbs, you'll be as healthy as a horse after reading this delightful collection of true-to-life stories! Barbara Johnson, Patsy Clairmont, Chonda Pierce, and other contributors will tickle your funny bone while bolstering your faith. But be warned: once you start, you won't stop laughing! Paperback.
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The best of the best---stories, one-liners, and jokes from some of today's funniest Christian speakers and best-selling writers This new book, like its best-selling predecessors, is packed with the kind of smiles and smirks, chuckles and giggles that thousands of readers have come to love and expect. It includes some of the funniest stories from today's Christian writers like Barbara Johnson, John Ortberg, Mark Buchanan, Patsy Clairmont, Becky Freeman, Chonda Pierce, and more. Whether the topic is kids, marriage, pets, church, parenting, aging, or life's most embarrassing moments, the writers will help you keep life in perspective by revealing their own foibles, follies, and failings. Realizing that laughter and faith can go hand in hand, they offer real-life anecdotes that will keep your world in balance even---and especially---when life gets tough.
Ann Spangler is the award-winning author of several best-selling books, including Women of the Bible (with Jean Syswerda), Praying the Names of God, and Praying the Names of Jesus. She is also the general editor of The Names of God Bible., Her latest book is Praying the Attributes of God. Together her books have sold millions of copies. She and her two daughters live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. www.annspangler.com SPANISH BIO: Ann Spangler, autora con galardones en su haber cuya fascinacion con la Biblia ha producido libros que han introducido esta a una amplia gama de lectores, es la autora de varios libros que han sido exitos de ventas, incluyendo Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus y Mujeres de la Biblia (de la que es co-autora Jean Syswerda). En conjunto, se han vendido mas de 2 millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Ha ocupado puestos ejecutivos importantes en dos casas editoras cristianas y en la actualidad reside con sus dos hijas en Grand Rapids, Michigan..
Shari MacDonald is the author of numerous Christian novels, coauthor of such titles as 'The Creative Memories Way', and compiler of several humor compilations, including 'Humor for a Mom's Heart'. She and her husband, live in Portland, Oregon with their twin sons. SPANISH BIO: Shari MacDonald es escritora de varias novelas cristianas y compiladora de varias obras anecdoticas incluyendo Humor para el corazon de una mama. Ella y su esposo, el fotoperiodista Craig Strong, viven en Portland, Oregon, con sus hijos gemelos.
Seasoned comedic authors Spangler (She Who Laughs, Lasts!) and MacDonald
(Humor for the Heart) draw upon Christendom's funniest writers and speakers
for some "laugh till you drop" stories, quips and anecdotes of life
experiences. Well-regarded comediennes Barbara Johnson, Chonda Pierce, Patsy
Clairmont, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh and Marilyn Meberg are some of the
many contributors. The target audience is clearly women, but a few male
writers offer pieces as well: Christian comics Ken Davis and Mark Lowry add to
the ensemble, along with syndicated columnist Dave Barry, who contributes a
piece that is long on gender humor but devoid of Christian content. In over 75
hilarious stories, Spangler and MacDonald have accomplished their goal of
finding joy amidst some of life's not-so-humorous happenings. With a simple
twist in perspective and a quick nod toward heaven, the disastrous is
transformed into the deliriously funny. Take Becky Freeman's step back into
the college scene as a middle-aged wife and mother; on her first day, she
receives a shock to her already stressed self-esteem. Enter a good
friend/hairdresser boldly attempting to turn back the ravages of time with
hair color, which ends up giving more color... but less hair. Illness,
marriage, kids, money, eating, vacationing: no topic is out of range when a
group of women, intent on seeing the sunny side of life, get together for a
laugh. Regrettably, this compilation will likely only appeal to female
readers, whose male counterparts won't see past the floral cover and
predominantly female-oriented topics. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business