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

James Martin


Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile. . . . Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the nice God’s personal objective for us.” —Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of latest York

From The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, writer of the New York instances bestselling The Jesuit consultant to (Almost) Everything, comes a progressive examine how pleasure, humor, and laughter can swap our lives and keep our spirits. A Jesuit priest with a hectic media ministry, Martin knows the intersections among spirituality and day-by-day life.  In Between Heaven and Mirth, he makes use of scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the non secular teachings of alternative traditions, and his personal own reflections to teach us why pleasure is the inevitable results of religion, simply because a fit spirituality and a fit humorousness cross hand-in-hand with God's nice plan for humankind.

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