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Laugh Your Way to Grace:
Praise For Laugh Your Way To Grace:
“Laughter, like music, is a universal language. And Susan Sparks speaks this language like no other. Laugh Your Way to Grace weaves humor and the sacred into one beautiful work of art. If you want to blast some fresh air into your spiritual life, then by all means read this book!”
“Humor and theology — together? Absolutely! And Laugh Your Way to Grace is the blueprint for the relationship. This pioneering book taps ancient wisdom about laughter which we all innately have, but often forget. Susan Sparks reconnects us with this power by reminding us, page by page, that we can chuckle and grin our way toward life abundant.”
“Rev. Susan Sparks has written the definitive book about how humor and laughter have everything to do with God….Laugh Your Way to Grace has done more for me than most of the theology books I’ve been forced to plough through. I’m still smiling…and contemplating.”
ABC News Religion Contributor and author of God Underneath: Spiritual Memoirs of a Catholic Priest.
“I read Laugh Your Way to Grace on a day when the weight of the world felt especially heavy on my shoulders. By the time I finished reading and laughing, the burden was lifted, proving Susan Sparks’ point: laughter is a spiritual practice that empowers the human heart to fly.”
Chicago Sunday Evening Club and 30 Good Minutes
“You could buy this book just for the chapter titles or the great quotes that begin each section — but you would miss the chance to laugh your way to grace. Susan Sparks takes us on a journey from Mother Teresa’s orphanage to a cross-country ride on a Harley with unforgettable stops in between…This is not a book filled with jokes, but with the surprising humor that comes from paying close attention to life….When you come to the end of this book you’ll want to pass it on to someone who has never imagined laughing on the spiritual path. They will surely thank you.”
Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching
Union Theological Seminary in New York City
“I laughed. I got chills. Each page a gem. But most importantly Laugh Your way to Grace reminded me that every moment of laughter even in some of the most painful times of life is an act of the holy, an act of God. Knowing this truth, our lives may become a little sweeter, a little lighter and a lot more fun.”
Author of We Plan, God Laughs
“In a cynical post-modern world Susan Sparks recovers the healing art of humor and theological reflection wrapped in story. Rare is it to find one with a deep commitment to the love, justice and the beauty of laughter…this publication will be a blessing to all who journey with this high priestess of humor and holy reflection. “
Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
“God obviously has a sense of humor, but somehow in the process of trying to live our lives as faithful people we’ve managed to smother a lot of God-sparked joy. So thank God for Susan Sparks! By immersing ourselves in her honest insights, her warm encouragement, and her hysterical stories, we’re able to shatter the crust around our hearts that has kept us from fully experiencing the grace of life as God intended.”
Host and producer of the weekly national radio program “Day1,” and author of Living Loved: Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul.