The Humor of Christ (Harper Jubilee Books)

Smiles in the Gospel Laughter and gaiety In the heart of God The humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor. Through out the Gospels, Christ employed humor for the sake of truth and may of his teachings, when seen in this light , become brilliantly clear for the first time. Irony, satire, paradox, even laughter itself help clarify Christ’s famous parables, his brief sayings, and important events in his life. In a valuable appendix 30 humorous Gospel passages are listed for further study.

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  1. Humor of Jesus – awesome! I had this book years ago and lost it. Now, I bought it again as reference for a book I’m writing, “Jesus – The Man (What a Guy!)” The Humor of Christ is not a “funny” book or book of jokes told by Jesus. I take that back – so much of what He said was said “tongue in cheek” but full of Truths. In spite of what we have been told and taught, Jesus told stories – parables, things that were full of irony and various lighter ways to present what we otherwise would overlook or forget. (ie Who…

  2. Irony, subtle comments, exagerations bring a fresh look at ourselves and God. Jesus is often seen as simple and serious. This book shows through examples his wit and intellect in changing the way Christians think about religion and life.

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