A Few Books in Honor of April Fools' Day

Since it's April Fools' Day, we thought you might enjoy a few ideas for books that will help you achieve true happiness or will just give you a few laughs.

God's Formula for Genuine Happiness
Have you ever wondered about how happy you really are? Questioned what it means to be genuinely happy? Or thought about exactly what you'd need in order to feel that way? Whatever you think of your current degree of happiness, you'll be encouraged by the simple, profound truths waiting within this book. Inside, Dr. Dan Crawford reveals the three clear-cut, scriptural ingredients to being happy.

Joy in the Journey
Traveling life's journey with the Lord Jesus Christ is not without bumps and pitfalls. Satan, our nemesis, dots the landscape with minefields of temptations and worldly allurements. When we study and obey God's Word and rely on God's Spirit, we know joy-unspeakable, unshakable, undeniable, unparalleled joy-joy in the midst of our circumstances and through the ups and downs and the twists and turns of life.

Mud Hen in a Peacock Parade
Go ahead and laugh. Jesus did. That’s what you will do while reading Dan Crawford’s Mud Hen in a Peacock Parade: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Heaven. He tells about church events, church people, and church leaders in a way that helps you see the humor instead of all the seriousness. Dr. Crawford believes Jesus enjoyed life. He imagines Jesus laughing with His disciples—or even at them. The author wants you to laugh, too. And you will laugh as you turn every page of this sparkling, hilarious book.

 On the 8th Day, God Laughed
Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor? Certainly not three-time Emmy Award winner Gene Perret, who's laughed his way through life while he has earned his living writing jokes for such illuminaries as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby and a host of others. On the 8th Day . . . God Laughed! is Perret's 17th book and contains 900 jokes, arranged alphabetically by topic and fully indexed, to make them readily accessible for writers, speakers, and yes--even preachers.

The Wit and Wisdom of Pastor Joe Brumbelow
What kind of preacher is a good-natured practical jokester one moment and a monofocused, passionate soul-winner the next? This book of anecdotes from the life of popular South Texas pastor Joe E. Brumbelow shoots down the image of the straight-laced, stereotypical clergyman and shows the serious and funny sides of a minister, husband, father, outdoorsman, and friend.

Misadventures in Travel
God's ambassadors on foreign soil . . . or sheep among wolves? Were Paula and Van Edwards called to Brazil to help spread the Good News of Jesus . . . or to gather material for a new slapstick comedy act? These "late-in-life" missionaries often believed they might be undertaking a bit of both activities.

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