Bestselling author Phil Callaway believes in making laughter a part of the everyday experience. By way of humorous and heartwarming stories, Phil addresses some of the issues that steal away the joy between friends and within the family. As readers learn to lighten their loads, they are encouraged to replace fear with faith, worry with prayer, and a frown with a smile.
When paired with Kevin Rivoli's candid, life-engaging, live-in-the-moment photos, readers discover a refreshing gift, a welcome breath of fresh air, and a sure way to pack a laugh with them wherever they go!
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Best known for his humorous yet perceptive look at life, award-winning author and speaker Phil Callaway has written more than 25 books, including Making Life Rich Without Any Money. Phil is also a syndicated columnist, the editor of Servant magazine, and a popular speaker for corporations, conferences, camps, and marriage retreats. He would say that his greatest achievement was persuading his wife, his high-school sweetheart, to marry him.
Kevin Rivoli is an award-winning photojournalist who has photographed everyone from professional sports stars to presidents. But his favorite subjects have always been ordinary people doing ordinary things. A devout Norman Rockwell fan, Rivoli has always felt connected to Rockwell's work and credits the American icon with inspiring his passion for celebrating the ordinary and embracing the simple, everyday moments in life that happen all around us.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite “When You Need a Good Laugh: Finding Contagious Joy,” written by Phil Callaway and with photographs by Kevin Rivoli, is a book that will have you smiling on every single page and laughing out loud. This book begins with a story about a woman mistaking another man as her husband and jumping on his back; but the couple is able to laugh about it later. Then there is a section that focuses on relationships and the joy that is found in them. There are some people and some things that just suck the joy out of you and the next section is devoted to squashing that. During tough times, laughter and humor may be just what is needed and this is the focus on the next section and then the following sections are taking time to slow down and appreciate life and being someone who lives behind a legacy that others will want to and should follow. There are photos, quotes, and fun things interspersed throughout the book as well. I believe in laughter and the health benefits of that in our lives, physically, mentally and emotionally. This gift book is the perfect thing to help each of us find laughter in our everyday moments and enjoy life more in general! I love black and white photographs and all of the photographs in this book are black and white, so that just added so much to this book for me, not to mention that the pictures are so precious as well. Not only did the photographs put a smile on my face, but some brought back memories for me while as for others, I can hope to have moments like them in my life; for example, the picture of the older couple sitting in front of their fireplace decorated for Christmas with stockings with their children’s names and years of birth on them. The stories as well as the little tidbits included such as lines from movies and quotes seen on magnets are well-written and memorable. This is an excellent book and one to read and look at over and over many times.