Between Heaven and Mirth, Excerpt 4: Humor and the Saints

“When I first began reading the lives of the saints, nothing surprised me more than the frequent stories of their lightheartedness, playfulness, or sheer sense of joy.” Read our 4th excerpt from Fr. Jim Martin’s new book Between Heaven and Mirth and join the Twitter conversation! [Read more...]

Share Your Favorite Religious Joke!

In the spirit of the new book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life — in which Fr. Jim Martin shares how humor is essential to the spiritual life, and offers a few of his own favorite jokes — we’re inviting you to share your favorite religious [Read More...]

Between Heaven and Mirth: Twitter Excerpt #3

The Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues this week with our third excerpt, below.  Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response, or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the #patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and [Read More...]

Between Heaven and Mirth: Twitter Excerpt #2

It’s Day Two — and Excerpt #2 — of our Twitter Book Club on Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, by Fr. James Martin.  We’re tweeting through the book over the next several weeks and inviting your comments and questions. It’s easy to join [Read More...]

Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club Schedule

Need a little levity this holiday season? This month, you’re invited to join the Patheos conversation on the lighter side of faith as we tweet through the new book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, by Father James Martin. [Read more...]

Between Heaven and Mirth: Join the Twitter Book Club

Think the spiritual life has to be so serious?  Think again, says Fr. Jim Martin, Jesuit Priest, Colbert Nation “Chaplain” and author of the new book, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life. You’re invited to join the Patheos conversation on the lighter side of faith [Read More...]


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