Faith and Laughter

Tom Willadsen

A Gemma Open Door book
“… a delightful contribution to the literature of holy humor. Interfaith Laughter Night is a great idea!”
—Cal Samra, editor,
“Willadsen has an honest sincerity that is complimented by an equal proportion of sarcastic wit.”
—Conrad Hyers, And God Created Laughter
“His voice and style are unmistakable, vivid, compelling, valid, and valuable.”
—from the Foreword by Martin E. Marty Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor, the University of Chicago

While organizing a community interfaith Thanksgiving event, a pastor is surprised to learn that people of all religious traditions laugh in the same language. He explores the connections between faith and laughter, examining his own holy heritage in dialogue with followers of other faiths. His discoveries culminate on Interfaith Laughter Night, with an open mike that encourages participants of all the faiths gathered to laugh with each other…and at themselves.
Come along on a journey of ecumenical silliness!
Faith and Laughter
Tom Willadsen
Paper, 100 pages
Reading level: 6.6