Thank you to all our readers who entered our Fr. James Martin, Between Heaven and Mirth Contest! Weâ€™re happy to announce that our three winners who will receive a copy of the book are:Â
- Sr. Marie
- Al and Harriet Draper
- Ann Henkel OP
Our Grand Prize Winner, who will receive the book as well as the chance to have Fr. Martin call with his favorite Catholic Joke is:
Congratulations to our winners and thank you again to everyone who participated. For those of you who didnâ€™t win this time, we will be announcing a new contest soon.
CathNews USA is partnering with Harper Collins to give away three (3) copies of Fr. James Martinâ€™s Between Heaven and Mirth-Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life.Â The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a personal phone call or skype video call (approximately 15 minutes) with Fr. Martin in which he will tell his favorite Catholic joke of all time (individual winners can also include their book/church group in the call).Â There is no limit to how many times you enter to win. Winners will be chosen by random drawing on Wednesday November 23 (see details below for how to enter).
â€œWinsome and comical but also provocative and thoughtful, Martinâ€™s book is a breath of fresh air for those who would take religionâ€”and themselvesâ€”too seriously.â€
â€” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
â€œ…will make any reader smile, as Martin wonderfully writes of the joy that God gives us.â€
â€” Archbishop Timothy Dolan
â€œJim is a Jesuit priest and a funny guy. I’m grateful to know both of him.â€
â€” Stephen Colbert
â€œMartin is a great spiritual teacher, and his book sanctifies the laughter we use both to praise the blessed and to endure the insufferable. A classic.â€
â€” Mary Karr (author of Lit)
HOW TO ENTER and WINâ€¦
[CONTEST IS NOW OVER…-ed] In order to win your copy just send us an email with the names and email addresses of any friends youâ€™d like to introduce to CathNews USAâ€™s daily email list (make sure you put the word MIRTH CONTEST in the subject line). For every legitimate email address we receive you will get one entry into our random drawing. Thereâ€™s no limit to the number of entries you can make, as long as each friend you suggest is new and hasnâ€™t been submitted to us in previous contests. (We will only use the address for the purpose of inviting your friend to join our daily email list. It will not be shared with any third parties.) Send us the names and addresses of friends youâ€™d like to invite via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest runs for sixteen (16) days from 12:01am (est) on Monday November 7, 2011 to 12:01am (est) on Wednesday November 23, 2011, so make sure you enter today! (NOTE: Contest extended an extra day by editor from Tuesday November 22 to Wednesday November 23 because of technical issues with subscribers’ newsletters.)
See full contest rules here.
ABOUT Between Heaven and Mirthâ€¦
From The Colbert Reportâ€™s â€œofficial chaplainâ€ James Martin, SJ, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter can change our lives and save our spirits. A Jesuit priest with a busy media ministry, Martin understands the intersections between spirituality and daily life.Â In Between Heaven and Mirth, he uses scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the spiritual teachings of other traditions, and his own personal reflections to show us why joy is the inevitable result of faith, because a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God’s great plan for humankind.
Donâ€™t forgetâ€¦in order to win your copy just send us an email with the names and email addresses of any friends youâ€™d like to introduce to CathNews USAâ€™s daily email list (make sure you put the word CONTEST in the subject line). Contest runs for sixteen (16) days from 12:01am (est) on Monday November 7, 2011 to 12:01am (est) on Wednesday November 23, 2011. Good Luck!