A minister, a priest, and a rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, what is this, some kind of joke?"
Laughter Ever After offers a seriously funny theological reflection on the place of laughter and humor in pastoral counseling. Blending academic research, psychological insights, and pastoral advice, this humor-filled book helps those who want to be "Ministers of Good Humor" learn about the human needs to which humor can sensitize us and understand what humor has to offer those who are trying to cope with life's inevitabilities, such as aging, illness, and death.
Readers will be entertained by the dozens of witty jokes throughout the text, but also gain insight by pondering Donald Capps's pastoral perspective of these humorous quips. Written for a wide audience, Laughter Ever After would serve as a great tool for any pastor, minister, or churchgoer. It can even be used as a self-help book for anyone in need of a laugh or who appreciates a good joke.
By showing us where humor's place in ministry is, Capps teaches us that laughter can help in almost any situation