I Heard God Laughing

I Heard God Laughing
Author: Hafiz,Daniel Ladinsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780143037811
ISBN 13: 0143037811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Heard God Laughing Book Review:

From bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky, a rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet Hafiz to Western readers To Persians, the poems of Hafiz are not “classical literature” from a remote past but cherished wisdom from a dear and intimate friend that continues to be quoted in daily life. With uncanny insight, Hafiz captures the many forms and stages of love. His poetry outlines the stages of the mystic's “path of love”—a journey in which love dissolves personal boundaries and limitations to join larger processes of growth and transformation. With this stunning collection, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. “If you haven’t yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky’s sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer. . . . This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz’s divinely inspired poetry is essential reading. . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West.” —Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor

I Heard God Laugh A Practical Guide to Life s Essential Daily Habit

I Heard God Laugh  A Practical Guide to Life s Essential Daily Habit
Author: Matthew Kelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781635821383
ISBN 13: 163582138X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Heard God Laugh A Practical Guide to Life s Essential Daily Habit Book Review:

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.

Love Poems from God

Love Poems from God
Author: Various,Daniel Ladinsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002-09-24
ISBN 10: 9780142196120
ISBN 13: 0142196126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Poems from God Book Review:

Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz One of 6 Books Oprah Loves to Give as Gifts During the Holidays “All kinds of beautiful poetry.” –Hoda Kotb In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky—best known for his bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz—brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world’s finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again, Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating profound and playful renditions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi’s joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis’s loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir’s wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa’s sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Sufi poet Hafiz—these along with inspiring works by Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Tukaram are all “love poems by God” from writers considered “conduits of the divine.” Together, they form a spiritual treasure to cherish always.

I Heard God Laughing

I Heard God Laughing
Author: Ḥāfiẓ,Daniel Landinsky,Henry Wilberforce Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780915828180
ISBN 13: 0915828189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Heard God Laughing Book Review:

"I Heard God Laughing" introduces Hafiz, Persia' most beloved poet, with a fresh vibrant interpretation by the author. Hafiz describes the richness and beauty of the world when seen through the eyes of love and portrays all the stages and processes of spiritual unfolding that transform human love into divine love.

A Year with Hafiz

A Year with Hafiz
Author: Hafiz,Daniel Ladinsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-11-02
ISBN 10: 1101559268
ISBN 13: 9781101559260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year with Hafiz Book Review:

Daniel Ladinsky’s stunning interpretations of 365 soul-nurturing poems—one for each day of the year—by treasured Persian lyric poet Hafiz The poems of Hafiz are masterpieces of sacred poetry that nurture the heart, soul, and mind. With learned insight and a delicate hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the many emotions addressed in these verses. His renderings, presented here in 365 poignant poems—including a section based on the interpretations of Hafiz by Ralph Waldo Emerson—capture the compelling wisdom of one of the most revered Sufi poets. Intimate and often spiritual, these poems are beautifully sensuous, playful, wacky, and profound, and provide guidance for everyday life, as well as deep wisdom to savor through a lifetime.

Darling I Love You

Darling  I Love You
Author: Daniel Ladinsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 0525503692
ISBN 13: 9780525503699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darling I Love You Book Review:

A heartwarming collection of short verse celebrating our beloved pets and the wonder of life Daniel Ladinsky is the internationally acclaimed poet known for his inspired, contemporary renderings of works by Hafiz, Rumi, St. Francis of Assisi, and poet-saints East and West. Patrick McDonnell is the venerated author, artist, and creator of the beloved MUTTS comic strip. In Darling, I Love You! these two artists have collaborated for the first time to create a delightful, universal collection of sweet, welcome-to-the-moment poems about the essential places animals and wonder hold in our lives and in our hearts, accompanied by line drawings of the illustrious MUTTS characters that readers have come to know and love. “Pet owners will chuckle knowingly about the way the speakers shift between simple observations and deeper statements . . . that remind us why humans need animals as much as they need us.” —The Washington Post

We Plan God Laughs

We Plan  God Laughs
Author: Sherre Hirsch
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2009-06
ISBN 10: 0385523629
ISBN 13: 9780385523622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Plan God Laughs Book Review:

In this work based on a Yiddish proverb, Hirsch addresses serious spiritual issues and teaches the importance of letting go and recognizing that even the most ordinary life is extraordinary in the eyes of God.

The Gift

The Gift
Author: Hafiz,Daniel Ladinsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1999-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780140195811
ISBN 13: 0140195815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift Book Review:

Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the “Invisible Tongue.” Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words—to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses. I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through— listen to this music! With this stunning collection of Hafiz’s most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.

The Subject Tonight Is Love

The Subject Tonight Is Love
Author: Hafiz,Daniel Ladinsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2003-01-28
ISBN 10: 1101099437
ISBN 13: 9781101099438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subject Tonight Is Love Book Review:

A rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet Hafiz to Western readers, from bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky Perhaps more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of verse. Acclaimed poet Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life’s work to create modern, inspired renderings of the world’s most profound spiritual poetry. Through Ladinsky’s renderings, Hafiz’s voice comes alive across the centuries, singing his timeless message of love. With this stunning collection, Ladinsky has once again succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. “Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West.” —Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor

The Purity of Desire

The Purity of Desire
Author: Daniel Ladinsky,Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 110160297X
ISBN 13: 9781101602973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purity of Desire Book Review:

The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse, from bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky Renowned for his poignant renderings of mystical texts, here Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of one of Islam’s most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. With learned insight and a delicate touch, this work explores the nuances of desire—that universal emotion—in verse inspired by Rumi’s love and admiration for his companion and spiritual teacher, Shams-e Tabriz. These poems thoughtfully capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam’s most revered artistic and religious voices and one of the most widely read poets in the English language. The Purity of Desire is an essential volume for anyone looking to feel their soul awakened.

Why Is God Laughing

Why Is God Laughing
Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN 10: 0307450015
ISBN 13: 9780307450012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Is God Laughing Book Review:

In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment—with a lot of laughter along the way. Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he’s just a regular guy, with his fair share of fears, egocentricities, and addictions. After his father’s death, Mickey meets a mysterious stranger named Francisco, who changes his life forever. The two begin an ongoing discussion about the true nature of being. Reluctantly at first, Mickey accepts the stranger’s help and starts to explore his own life in an effort to answer the riddles Francisco poses. Mickey starts to look at those aspects of himself that he has hidden behind a wall of wisecracks all his life. Eventually Mickey realizes that authentic humor opens him up to the power of spirit—allowing him to finally make real connections with people. After taking the reader on a journey with Mickey, Chopra then spells out the lessons that Mickey’s story imparts to us: ten reasons to be optimistic, even in our challenging world. Chopra believes that the healthiest response to life is laughter from the heart, and even in the face of global turmoil, we can cultivate an internal sense of optimism. Rich with humor and practical advice, Why Is God Laughing? shows us without a doubt that there is always a reason to be grateful, that every possibility holds the promise of abundance, and that obstacles are simply opportunities in disguise. In the end, we really don’t need a reason to be happy. The power of happiness lies within each of us, just waiting to be unleashed. And Mickey Fellows’s journey shows us the way.

God Is Laughing at the United States of America

God Is Laughing at the United States of America
Author: R. A. McConnell
Publsiher: R. A. McConnell
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2005-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781933858005
ISBN 13: 1933858001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Laughing at the United States of America Book Review:

Is America really a Christian nation? Or is it like the sinking Titanic, oblivious to the impending consequences of sin? R.A. McConnell draws from his experiences as a medical doctor in the United States, Jamaica, the West Indies, and Haiti, and proclaims a wake-up call to Americans. He finishes with a call to be the holy people of God.

The Illuminated Hafiz

The Illuminated Hafiz
Author: Hafiz
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1683644190
ISBN 13: 9781683644194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illuminated Hafiz Book Review:

Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2020 in Gold: Gift & Specialty Vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, and others combine with Michael and Saliha Green's stunning illustrations to bring the immortal poetry of the great Persian master Hafiz to life “There is this matter of the light in my eyes. If you want to know the Friend, don’t expect elegant arguments! Demand a blessing from one who gives you joy.” —Hafiz (tr. Barks) “Hafiz is without peer!” exclaimed Goethe. Known as “The Tongue of the Hidden Mysteries,” Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz of Shiraz is the most revered of Persian poets. When the Sun of Infinite Reality dawned in his being, he poured forth mystic verse so sublime it touched the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Hafiz’s poems of intimate divine love spread through the East in his lifetime, then into the West, influencing such luminaries as Emerson, Brahms, Queen Victoria, Nietzsche, and Garcia Lorca. Today, nearly 700 years after his death, the unmatched genius and bold wit of Hafiz continues to ignite hearts and intoxicate souls everywhere. The Illuminated Hafiz brings together vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, Peter Booth, and others with the luminous art of Michael and Saliha Green, weaving them into a stunning contemporary presentation in the tradition of classical Persian illuminated manuscripts and unveiling the mysteries of the path of love. Come, raise a cup! Join with Hafiz and his incomparable love poems in a holy revel on the journey into light.

Hafiz of Shiraz

Hafiz of Shiraz
Author: Peter Avery
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1635421209
ISBN 13: 9781635421200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hafiz of Shiraz Book Review:

"Hafiz--a quarry of imagery in which poets of all ages might mine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Hafiz was born at Shiraz, in Persia, some time after 1320, and died there in 1389. He is, then, an almost exact contemporary of Chaucer. His standing in Persian literature ranks him with Shakespeare and Goethe. A Sufi, Hafiz lived in troubled times. Cities like Shiraz fell prey to the ambitions of one marauding prince after another and knew little peace. The nomads of Central Asia finally overthrew the rule of these princes, and led to the establishment of the succeeding Timurid Dynasty. It is of utmost literary interest that a poet who has remained immensely popular and most frequently quoted in his own land should, for the universality and grace of his wisdom and wit, be known outside the land of his birth as he used to be, the subject of veneration among literati both in Europe and the United States. The time for revival of interest in a poet of such cosmopolitan appeal is overdue. His poems celebrate the love, wine, and the fellowship of all creatures. This volume, first published in 1952, brings back into print at last the renderings, the most beautiful and faithful in English, of this greatest of Persian writers.

The Friendship Poems of Rumi

The Friendship Poems of Rumi
Author: Rumi
Publsiher: Wellfleet Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0760368368
ISBN 13: 9780760368367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Friendship Poems of Rumi Book Review:

The Friendship Poems of Rumi is an elegantly illustrated gift book of the famous Rumi's poems, translated by Nader Khalili, that center on the meaning of friendship and its many beautiful meanings.

The Garden of Heaven

The Garden of Heaven
Author: Hafiz
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 0486111598
ISBN 13: 9780486111599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of Heaven Book Review:

Poetry is the greatest literary form of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and the 14th-century poet known as Hafiz is its preeminent master. This collection is derived from Hafiz's Divan (collected poems), a classic of Sufism.

Between Heaven and Mirth

Between Heaven and Mirth
Author: James Martin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 0062098624
ISBN 13: 9780062098627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Heaven and Mirth Book Review:

“Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile. . . . Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good God’s own goal for us.” —Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York From The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” 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. 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.

Laughing Matters

Laughing Matters
Author: Phil Callaway
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 0307568679
ISBN 13: 9780307568670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laughing Matters Book Review:

Find Out What’s So Funny When Nothing’s Funny Sometimes life just stinks—people disappoint, bad things happen, and hardship comes. Laughing Matters is a collection of stories that shows the difference between those who resign and those who rejoice when reality bites. Readers will be encouraged to choose joy, to find hope, and to discover the abundant life Christ offers all who follow Him. Author and humorist Phil Callaway—once described as “Dave Barry with a message”—employs his revealing and hilarious style to remind readers that, “it’s always darkest just before the fridge door opens.” Do you resign or rejoice when reality bites? Sometimes life just stinks. People disappoint. Bad things happen. Hardship comes in double helpings. The last thing you want to do is laugh. So let hilarious humorist Phil Callaway show you—as only he can—that some of the darkest times are those just before the fridge door opens. *** ** *** ** “Everything Phil Callaway writes is full of life because he’s discovered a fabulous secret: The joy of Christ doesn’t go away, even when life is a mess.” Luis Palau, President of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association “Phil really knows how to get in touch with his spiritual funny bone.” Janette Oke, Bestselling author “One page into this book and I’m quaking with laughter. Callaway has the uncanny ability to uncover the funny in any situation and report it with inspirational wit.” Paul L. Maier, Coauthor of The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fiction? “This book is an excellent source of encouragement for anyone in the midst of a crisis who may be asking God that hardest question of all: ‘Why?’” Martha Bolton, Author of Cooking with Hot Flashes and Didn’t My Skin Used to Fit? Story Behind the Book Phil Callaway wrote this book after a five-year journey he and his wife embarked upon when she began having seizures. He discovered that when life throws you curve balls, juices lemons in your eyes, scrunches you in a knuckle sandwich…the last thing you want to do is laugh. And at the moment we realize that life can just plain stink, “this book helps us know where to go from that point,” he says. Celebrities like Dave Dravecky, Barbara Johnson, Gloria Gaither, and Joni Eareckson Tada have endorsed Callaway’s positive approach to trials. “Everything Phil Callaway writes is full of life because he’s discovered a fabulous secret: The joy of Christ doesn’t go away, even when life is a mess,” says evangelist Luis Palau.

Poetry of Presence

Poetry of Presence
Author: Phyllis Cole-Dai,Ruby R. Wilson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 9780998258836
ISBN 13: 0998258830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry of Presence Book Review:

A celebrated and diverse group of poets have contributed the beautiful selections that make up Poetry of Presence. This book of mindfulness poems provides a refuge of quiet clarity that is much needed in today's restless, chaotic world. Every reader will find favorites to share and to return to, again and again.

God Loves Laughter

God Loves Laughter
Author: William Sears
Publsiher: Oxford : G. Ronald, 1960, 1974 printing.
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 9780853980193
ISBN 13: 0853980195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Loves Laughter Book Review:

Hilarious autobiography of an American television star who found the answer to his boyhood dream.