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Terry Lindvall agrees with C.S. Lewis' assessment that "there is too much solemnity among the saints." Lindvall seeks to offer a remedy to this sentiment in "The Mother of All Laughter. Sarah was the mother of laughter--the promised son Isaac, literally meaning laughter. "The Mother of All Laughter uses the story of Sarah from Genesis to teach Christians today about the naTerry Lindvall agrees with C.S. Lewis' assessment that "there is too much solemnity among the saints." Lindvall seeks to offer a remedy to this sentiment in "The Mother of All Laughter. Sarah was the mother of laughter--the promised son Isaac, literally meaning laughter. "The Mother of All Laughter uses the story of Sarah from Genesis to teach Christians today about the nature of laughter and humor in a life of faith. Laughter binds the saints of old, both ancient Jewish and early Christian, with the people of God's promise today. Laughter is to be engaged in fully and celebrated often as we reflect the personality of our creator when enjoying life, each other, and the communal nature of laughter....

Title : The Mother of All Laughter: Sarah and the Genesis of Comedy
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ISBN : 9780805430196
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Mother of All Laughter: Sarah and the Genesis of Comedy Reviews

  • Trisha DeBoer
    2018-11-10 05:25

    I liked this book. As a seminary student who fancies herself a bit of a humorist, I appreciated the approach the author took when discussing the biblical Sarah and how she can be thought to be the mother of all comedy by her laughter at the promise of God that she and Abraham would have a child. Lindvall also had a smattering of personal stories throughout the book, which I found to be a welcome portion to keep the read light but thought-provoking at the same time. I even had a piece of paper and a pen on hand to write down quotable thoughts that were in the book, as well as my own reflections. The book was not irreverent, and really even focused on making sure to emphasize that our humor is something for which we are to be held accountable. This was a valuable read, and one that I would suggest to others.