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Don't Stop Laughing Now: Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone and Strengthen Your Faith

Zondervan / 2001 / Paperback

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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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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 0310239966
ISBN-13: 9780310239963
UPC: 025986239961

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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer and the author of many bestselling books, including Praying the Names of Jesus and The One Year Devotions for Women. She is also coauthor of Women of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus and the general editor of the Names of God Bible. Ann’s fascination with and love of Scripture have resulted in books that have opened the Bible to a wide range of readers. She and her two daughters live in 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.

Publisher's Weekly

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 Information.

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  1. CT
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    April 19, 2010
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    I really wasn't happy with this book. I found the short stories to be just stories without anything really funny in them. I have heard several of the storytellers on the radio and TV and found them really great, but these were blah. My husband and I have read the stories and we are puzzled as to when we will 'start' laughing, versus when we will 'stop laughing', as the description reads. I would skip over this one.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    October 30, 2009
    Kim Rex
    I haven't read it but was pleased with what I saw and wished I had ordered more to give as gifts. Might still do that. Price was great for gift giving.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    October 2, 2009
    Deborah Densberger
    To be completely honest I have only read a few jokes in the beginning of the book but so far I was not rolling in laughter as the description indicates.
  4. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    October 15, 2008
    Anita Wilkinson
    It was pretty good. I enjoyed it, but I didn't laugh as much as the description suggests.
  5. Florence, KY
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    October 13, 2008
    Gwena Blackaby
    Florence, KY
    If laughter is the best medicine this will keep you healthy. From what I have had the chance to read, it is very enjoyable. There were two stories so far that would score a 5 on the laugh out loud scale. I bought some as gifts and they were anxious to get started reading them.
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