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Between heaven and mirth

James Martin

Between heaven and mirth

why joy, humor, and laughter are at the heart of the spiritual life

by James Martin

  • 333 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by HarperOne in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wit and humor,
  • Spiritual life,
  • Wit and humor in the Bible,
  • Laughter,
  • Catholic Church,
  • Happiness,
  • Christianity

  • About the Edition

    Using relevant stories and characters from Scripture, insights and teachings from the lives of he saints, spiritual writings, and personal experiences, the author explores the place of joy, humor, and laughter in the spiritual life.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJames Martin, S.J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4647.J68 M36 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination263 p. ;
    Number of Pages263
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25264121M
    ISBN 100062024264
    ISBN 109780062024268
    LC Control Number2011288310
    OCLC/WorldCa703206382

    In Between Heaven and Mirth, James Martin, SJ, assures us that God wants us to experience joy, to cultivate a sense of holy humor, and to laugh at life’s absurdities—not to mention our own humanity.   "Between Heaven and Mirth" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN US! Our final in-person meeting for this book is Tuesday, December 6th at AM at The Office of Faith Formation located at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 1 Sherman Street, New Hartford.

    “Between Heaven and Mirth uses biblical passages, personal anecdotes and saints’ stories to show the importance of humor to the spiritual life.” “Holy people are joyful people, Martin says. The author suggests ways that humor and laughter can be incorporated into prayer. This is a book that will make you : Ebook. Between Heaven and Mirth Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life By James Martin Examples from scripture, teaching stories from the religions, and the lives of saints about why the way of joy, humor, and laughter is important for spiritual communities.

    We spoke to Father James Martin, Jesuit priest and best-selling author of Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, about the sacred link between humor and spirituality. What first got you interested in the spiritual side of humor? As I went around the country talking about my book My Life with the Saints, I found that people were often. Between heaven and mirth: why joy, humor, and laughter are at the heart of the spiritual life / Using relevant stories and characters from Scripture, insights and teachings from the lives of he saints, spiritual writings, and personal experiences, the author explores the .


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Martin draws on his own experience as a priest and demonstrates both a light touch and an impressive command of his subject. Harvey Cox. Between Heaven and Mirth uses biblical passages, personal anecdotes and saints’ stories to show the importance of humor to the spiritual : HarperOne.

‎“Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good God’s own goal for us.” —Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York From The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, /5(18). Indeed, we fail to be holy.

And that’s what my book Between Heaven and Mirth is about: the value of joy, humor, and laughter in the spiritual life. “Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good God’s own goal for us.” —Timothy M.

Dolan, Archbishop of New YorkFrom The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter /5(6). In Between Heaven and Mirth, he uses scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the spiritual teachings of other traditions, and his own personal reflections to show us why joy is the inevitable result of faith, because a healthy spirituality and a Between heaven and mirth book sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God's great plan for humankind.4/5(K).

In Between Heaven and Mirth, he uses scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the spiritual teachings of other traditions, and his own personal reflections to show us why joy is the inevitable result of faith, because a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God's great plan for humankind.

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"Holy people are joyful people," says Father James Martin, a Jesuit for over twenty years, and a priest for more than. - Harvey Cox, the Washington Post Book World “Between Heaven and Mirth uses biblical passages, personal anecdotes and saints’ stories to show the importance of humor to the spiritual life.” - Catholic News Service “Holy people are joyful people, Martin says.

The author suggests ways that humor and laughter can be incorporated into prayer. In Between Heaven and Mirth, James Martin, SJ, assures us that God wants us to experience joy, to cultivate a sense of holy humor, and to laugh at life’s absurdities—not to mention our own humanity.

Father Martin invites believers to rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in our daily lives and to embrace an essential truth: faith. " Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good God's own goal for us." --Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York From The Colbert Report 's "official chaplain" James Martin, SJ, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter can.

James Martin says of Between Heaven and Mirth that it contains jokes but is not a book of jokes. That is a very important distinction, because the humour throughout its pages is serious insofar as it conveys meaning and, frequently, a moral.

This book is not merely a lesson in the spirituality of joy, humour and laughter. It also contains valuable guidance for those whose lives are not. “Between Heaven and Mirth uses biblical passages, personal anecdotes and saints’ stories to show the importance of humor to the spiritual life.” “Holy people are joyful people, Martin says.

The author suggests ways that humor and laughter can be incorporated into prayer. This is a book that will make you : “Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good God’s own goal for us.” —Timothy M.

Dolan, Archbishop of New York From The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter.

“Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good God’s own goal for us.” —Timothy M.

Dolan, Archbishop of New YorkFrom The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, author of the New. March Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life.

By James Martin, S.J. Review: If you ever got in trouble as a child for laughing in church, prepare to be vindicated. Books similar to Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life.

by James Martin. avg. rating Ratings. “Between Heaven and Mirth is delicious, well-crafted and well-paced. Martin draws on his own experience as a priest and demonstrates both a light touch and an impressive command of his subject.” — Harvey Cox, the Washington Post Book World “Between Heaven and Mirth uses biblical passages, personal anecdotes and saints’ stories to show.

In Between Heaven and Mirth, he uses scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the spiritual teachings of other traditions, and his own personal reflections to show us why joy is the inevitable result of faith, because a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God's great plan for humankind.

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by Father James Martin; Harper One $ .Between Heaven and Mirth {Book Review} in Book Reviews, Books to read on 26/10/ Tweet. Share. Pin. 0 Shares. All too often, many of us (including me) get wrapped up in our sinful lives and forget to lavish ourselves in the joy and laughter God has granted us.