I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life's Essential Daily Habit by Matthew Kelly


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The author uses his own spiritual journey to illustrate how tending to your soul through prayer can change your life for the better.

 
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Is Your Life Working?

Most of us are trying to put together the jigsaw puzzle we call life without a very important piece. Over time this becomes incredibly frustrating. In this extraordinary book, Matthew Kelly powerfully demonstrates that we cannot live the life we have imagined, or experience the joy we yearn for, unless we learn to tend the soul. From there, with his classic style of practical wisdom, he teaches us how to remedy this problem.

When our bodies are hungry, our stomachs growl. When our souls are hungry, we become irritable, restless, confused, overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, discontent, and tend to focus on the things that matter least and neglect the things that matter most.

Are you taking care of your soul? Are you feeding it and nurturing it? Or are you ignoring it and neglecting it? The reality is, most people have never really been taught how to tend their souls. I Heard God Laugh will help you to do just that, and so much more.

If you ever wondered how Matthew Kelly has been able to write and speak the way he has over the past three decades, he is about to share his secret with you. As he shares what transformed his life, along with intimate details of his own journey and struggle, he teaches us how to apply the great spiritual lessons learned to our own lives.

At every turn he floods the reader with hope and demonstrates unmistakably that the best is yet to come!

I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life's Essential Daily Habit by Matthew Kelly
Physical Info: 0.7" H x 7.7" L x 5.6" W (0.65 lbs) 128 pages

 
Chapter Page
  Part 1 The Unexpected Life 1
    A Question to Begin 3
    The Missing Piece 4
    The Habit 5
    The Promise of This Book 8
    Finding Your Reason 9
    Habit and Potential 13
    The Challenge 15
    Soul Note 17
  Part 2 My Spiritual Journey 19
    The Invitation: Ten Minutes a Day 20
    The First Surrender 22
    The Day My Life Changed Forever 24
    My Hope for You 32
    Soul Note 33
  Part 3 Life's Essential Habit 35
    Teach Us to Pray 35
    Sharing the Joy 37
    The Prayer Process 41
    Your Best Days 45
    The Basics 48
    What Is Your Image of God? 51
    There Is Power in a Name 56
    Begin Today 60
    Soul Note 63
  Part 4 Six Powerful Spiritual Lessons 65
    The Longest Journey 66
    Six Seismic Shifts 67
    The First Shift: Begin the Conversation 68
    The Second Shift: Ask God What He Wants 69
    The Third Shift: Give Yourself to Prayer 71
    The Fourth Shift: Make Yourself Available 73
    The Fifth Shift: Just Keep Showing Up! 77
    The Sixth Shift: Just Keep Showing Up! 83
    Six Life-Changing Awakenings 85
    Soul Note 87
  Part 5 The God who gave us Laughter 89
    Does God Have a Sense of Humor? 89
    I Heard God Laugh 93
    The Deep Waters 97
    The Delight of God 100
    Busy Is Not Your Friend 104
    Soul Note 109
    Epilogue: Do you Hear That? 111
       

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