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The mother of all laughter : Sarah and the genesis of comedy
Lindvall, Terry.
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Nashville, TN : Broadman & Holman, [2003]

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vii, 120 pages ; 21 cm
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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 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.

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When the superannuated biblical Sarah learned that she would give birth to a son, she burst out laughing, and that son's name-Isaac-was forever a testimony to this moment of holy mirth. In The Mother of All Laughter: Sarah & the Genesis of Comedy, Terry Lindvall argues that there is a biblical place for laughter. At times, he lets truth be obscured by a good story (as when he cites the famous Neil Armstrong/"Mr. Gorsky" urban legend as fact), but he raises important points about humor for Christians. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.