Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Heart of Humor by Jeanette Levellie

Laughter. We all need a good dose of it daily and this book provides it. Levellie tells lots of stories on herself and adds bloopers, silly signs, odd classified adds and more.

Some of her stories are laugh out loud funny. Did you know finger food is ruining Christian fellowship? (You have to read the story.) She has a great imagination. In writing about socks missing after washing, she speculates on ways some escape while “...orphaned socks slump in that back of the bottom drawer, reading the novel Left Behind and wondering what they did wrong.” Have you ever thought about using mouth wash as a toilet bowl cleaner? (You've got to read the story.) Did you know laughing can help you lose weight?

Levellie gets some good practical advice in there too, like her “10 Rules for the Perfect Pity Party” and the research on laughter and pain. At the end of each of her sixty chapters, she has added a “From my Heart to Yours,” a short spiritual lesson.

She has a last chapter containing a ton of resources for laughter, including websites and books. Within the book are ideas for laughter too.

Here is some of her thinking about laughter:
Laughing at ourselves is a way of loving ourselves, of showing we're comfortable with the person God made us, imperfections and all.” And, “I think churches should be the laughingest places on earth.”

Here is her favorite classified add: “Illiterate? Write today for free help.”

Need a laugh or two? You can certainly get them here.

Jeanette Levellie is a spunky pastor's wife and former history/government teacher. She manages an office supply store by day and writes by night. She's published hundreds of newspaper columns, articles, poems, and greeting card verses. This is her second book. Find out more at www.jeanettelevellie.com.

Elk Lake Publishing, 124 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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