Laughing Matters: Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks [NOOK Book]

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Find Out What’s So Funny When Nothing’s Funny

Sometimes life just stinks—people disappoint, bad things happen, and hardship comes. Laughing Matters is a collection of stories that shows the difference between those who resign and those who rejoice when reality bites. Readers will be encouraged to choose joy, to find hope, and to discover the abundant life Christ offers all who follow Him. Author and humorist Phil Callaway—once described as ...
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Laughing Matters: Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks

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Overview

Find Out What’s So Funny When Nothing’s Funny

Sometimes life just stinks—people disappoint, bad things happen, and hardship comes. Laughing Matters is a collection of stories that shows the difference between those who resign and those who rejoice when reality bites. Readers will be encouraged to choose joy, to find hope, and to discover the abundant life Christ offers all who follow Him. Author and humorist Phil Callaway—once described as “Dave Barry with a message”—employs his revealing and hilarious style to remind readers that, “it’s always darkest just before the fridge door opens.”

Do you resign or rejoice when reality bites?

Sometimes life just stinks. People disappoint. Bad things happen. Hardship comes in double helpings. The last thing you want to do is laugh. So let hilarious humorist Phil Callaway show you—as only he can—that some of the darkest times are those just before the fridge door opens.

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“Everything Phil Callaway writes is full of life because he’s discovered a fabulous secret: The joy of Christ doesn’t go away, even when life is a mess.”

Luis Palau, President of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association

“Phil really knows how to get in touch with his spiritual funny bone.”

Janette Oke, Bestselling author

“One page into this book and I’m quaking with laughter. Callaway has the uncanny ability to uncover the funny in any situation and report it with inspirational wit.”

Paul L. Maier, Coauthor of The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fiction?

“This book is an excellent source of encouragement for anyone in the midst of a crisis who may be asking God that hardest question of all: ‘Why?’”

Martha Bolton, Author of Cooking with Hot Flashes and Didn’t My Skin Used to Fit?

Story Behind the Book

Phil Callaway wrote this book after a five-year journey he and his wife embarked upon when she began having seizures. He discovered that when life throws you curve balls, juices lemons in your eyes, scrunches you in a knuckle sandwich…the last thing you want to do is laugh. And at the moment we realize that life can just plain stink, “this book helps us know where to go from that point,” he says. Celebrities like Dave Dravecky, Barbara Johnson, Gloria Gaither, and Joni Eareckson Tada have endorsed Callaway’s positive approach to trials. “Everything Phil Callaway writes is full of life because he’s discovered a fabulous secret: The joy of Christ doesn’t go away, even when life is a mess,” says evangelist Luis Palau.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307568670
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 373,522
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Phil Callaway is the bestselling author of four books, a popular speaker and columnist, and a proud father. His writings have been translated into Spanish, Polish, Chinese, and English (one of which he speaks fluently). He lives with his high school sweetheart, Ramona, in Alberta, Canada, with their three lively children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2006

    This book brought the joy back

    During a difficult time in my marriage someone told me how much this book had helped them. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. In fact, I have now read it a third time and can't begin to express how much I have been changed as a result. The author is drop-dead hilarious, but better still he tells stories that are immensely practical, readable, and helpful. I got on his website and found an accompanying DVD as well and have ordered it. Great great stuff!

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