She Who Laughs, Lasts! is a collecion of stories selected by Ann Spangler from some of today's best known women of faith. Contributors include Liz Curtis Higgs, Barbara Johnson, Karen Linamen, and Luci Swindoll. Drawing from their own experiences of motherhood, friendship, and aging, these women help you put life back into perspective and tickle you down to your funny bone.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2000 Dimensions: .67 X 5.44 (inches)
ISBN: 0310228980 ISBN-13: 9780310228981 UPC: 025986228989 Availability: In Stock
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..
Spangler regards humor as "a gift God has given us to enable us to respond to
life creatively." To this end, she includes humorous "women only" stories from
well-known evangelical speakers and writers, such as Luci Swindoll, Becky
Freeman, Barbara Johnson and Thelma Wells. Drawing from their own experiences
of motherhood, marriage, friendship and aging, these women invite an easy
solidarity; Patsy Clairmont tells of walking down the street feeling very
fashionable, only to discover a pair of pantyhose trailing behind, while
Barbara Johnson informs women that the best way to prepare for a mammogram is
to smash their breasts thrice daily between a pair of frozen metal bookends.
Most of the vignettes have no spiritual message whatsoever (Liz Curtis Higgs's
essays on home decorating and bra-shopping in junior high are funny but not up
to her usual spiritual standards). Some contributors try to use the humor as a
theological jumping-off place: Thelma Wells describes a Ruth-and-Naomi
friendship with a woman who refused to abandon her during a Nashville tornado.
Most of the stories elicit a chuckle or two, though very few are
fall-on-one's-face hilarious (an exception is Chondra Pierce's description of
how she deals with telemarketers at suppertime). This inoffensive, benign book
will entertain readers without challenging them spiritually. (Jan.) Copyright
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