Item description for She Who Laughs, Lasts!: Laugh-Out-Loud Stories from Today's Best-Known Women of Faith (Women Of Faith) by Ann Spangler...
Overview Encouraging readers to lighten up and enjoy life, this book is sure to tickle funny bones as some of today's best-known women speakers and authors share their laugh-out-loud stories.
Publishers Description The best of the best---stories, one-liners, and jokes from some of today's funniest Christian speakers and best-selling writers This new book, like its best-selling predecessors, is packed with the kind of smiles and smirks, chuckles and giggles that thousands of readers have come to love and expect. It includes some of the funniest stories from today's Christian writers like Barbara Johnson, John Ortberg, Mark Buchanan, Patsy Clairmont, Becky Freeman, Chonda Pierce, and more. Whether the topic is kids, marriage, pets, church, parenting, aging, or life's most embarrassing moments, the writers will help you keep life in perspective by revealing their own foibles, follies, and failings. Realizing that laughter and faith can go hand in hand, they offer real-life anecdotes that will keep your world in balance even---and especially---when life gets tough.
From Publishers Weekly Spangler regards humor as "a gift God has given us to enable us to respond to
life creatively." To this end, she includes humorous "women only" stories from
well-known evangelical speakers and writers, such as Luci Swindoll, Becky
Freeman, Barbara Johnson and Thelma Wells. Drawing from their own experiences
of motherhood, marriage, friendship and aging, these women invite an easy
solidarity; Patsy Clairmont tells of walking down the street feeling very
fashionable, only to discover a pair of pantyhose trailing behind, while
Barbara Johnson informs women that the best way to prepare for a mammogram is
to smash their breasts thrice daily between a pair of frozen metal bookends.
Most of the vignettes have no spiritual message whatsoever (Liz Curtis Higgs's
essays on home decorating and bra-shopping in junior high are funny but not up
to her usual spiritual standards). Some contributors try to use the humor as a
theological jumping-off place: Thelma Wells describes a Ruth-and-Naomi
friendship with a woman who refused to abandon her during a Nashville tornado.
Most of the stories elicit a chuckle or two, though very few are
fall-on-one's-face hilarious (an exception is Chondra Pierce's description of
how she deals with telemarketers at suppertime). This inoffensive, benign book
will entertain readers without challenging them spiritually. (Jan.) Copyright
2000 Cahners Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews She Who Laughs, Lasts!: Laugh-Out-Loud Stories from Today's Best-Known Women of Faith (Women Of Faith) by Ann Spangler has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 01/01/2000 page 874
Publishers Weekly - 01/10/2000 page 62
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.39" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2000
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Women Of Faith
ISBN 0310228980 ISBN13 9780310228981 UPC 025986228989
Availability 0 units.
More About Ann Spangler
Ann Spangler is an award-winning author, publishing her first book, an instant bestseller, in 1994. Since then, she has gone on to write several bestselling books, including Women of the Bible (co-authored with Jean Syswerda), Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus, and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus (co-authored with Lois Tverberg). Her latest book is Praying the Attributes of God. Together her books have sold millions of copies.
In 2013 she was named the Logos Bookstore Author of the Year, an award given to an author "whose body of works expemplifies the power of books to change lives forever."
By paying attention to the spiritual and emotional hungers that animate us and by finding creative ways to explore God's self-revelation in Scripture, her writing surprises by revealing a God who is often far bigger and better than we might imagine.
In addition to writing, Ann has enjoyed a lengthy career in Christian publishing, working for William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Servant Publications, and Zondervan Publishing in marketing, editorial, and management roles. Her broad experience in publishing has convinced her that readers are looking for well-written books that explore the connection between spiritual experience and everyday life, books that both engage the mind and strengthen the heart.
SPANISH BIO: Ann Spangler, autora con galardones en su haber cuya fascinacion con la Biblia ha producido libros que han introducido esta a una amplia gama de lectores, es la autora de varios libros que han sido exitos de ventas, incluyendo Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus y Mujeres de la Biblia (de la que es co-autora Jean Syswerda). En conjunto, se han vendido mas de 2 millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Ha ocupado puestos ejecutivos importantes en dos casas editoras cristianas y en la actualidad reside con sus dos hijas en Grand Rapids, Michigan..
Ann Spangler currently resides in Belmont, in the state of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about She Who Laughs Lasts?
HILARIOUS Sep 16, 2004
Picked this book up by chance and just started reading. I found myself in the middle of the book store with tears rolling down my face; from laughter that is!! I've called friends and family members just to share some of the stories - I believe in spreading the "best medicine"!! Definitley a quick pick me up. I suggest this book to any woman who needs a good laugh. You'll wear it well when you get to "Look'n Good" - Damn those panty hose!!
JOY IS MEDICINE FOR A WEARY HEART! Apr 8, 2003
I absolutely love this book. In fact, I am online here trying to find copies to send to all women family members and friends! I honestly have not read one book all the way thru in years, BUT, I have read this one in a week and a half. This is saying a lot-the stories grab your attention. Each story is quirky and you'll find yourself laughing out of your seat! Enjoy this book don't let it slip you by!
Fell on the floor laughing Apr 7, 2000
If you are looking for a healing of your soul and heart, then I suggest this book. I laughed so hard at most of the stories I woke my husband up and couldn't stop roaring! This book will heal a place inside of you that may have been lost for a few weeks or a lifetime. Laughter is truly the best medicine. This is A MUST READ!