Laughter is the Best Medicine: Book Review of Jack Hinson’s “Laughter Was God’s Idea: Stories About Healing Humor”

I didn’t expect the absolute wonderful way this book was written! The objective of this book was to convince the reader to let loose a bit and laugh some more. It gave the pros and cons of dealing with tense and difficult situations with humour, using both bible quotes and scientific evidence to back up the amazing side effects of laughing. Not only that, there was a delightful and pleasant structure to the cutely parceled and packaged short stories…The jokes and laughter brought a smile to my face, and the stories were sweet…     – Mawa Mahima

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It is believed that humor is one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity. It was His intention from the beginning to provide us with a mechanism to address the tension of existence. He knew His children, living under pressure in a world of demands and deadlines, would need a way to release, so He created something called laughter. Laughter reduces muscle tension, exercises our lungs, and strengthens our immune system. Laughter is still the best medicine.
Readers of Jack Hinson’s work Laughter Was God’s Idea will gain insight and courage to accept the gift of laughter as a means to enjoy life and make the world a better place. Through excessive doses of laughter every day, and by sharing this extraordinary gift with others, it is Hinson’s intention to bring to light the healing power of humor.

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Jack Hinson is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He holds degrees from Mars Hill College, Wake Forest University and Southeastern Seminary. He became Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains upon completion of studies at Dorothea Dix Hospital, NC Baptist School of Pastoral Care and the Patrick B. Harris Hospital. He served as pastor for seventeen years before becoming the first full time chaplain at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, North Carolina, where he shared his humor and reassuring comfort with patients and families on a daily basis. He is an early pioneer recognizing the positive influence of humor in healthcare and medicine. Academic medical centers and scientific studies have confirmed Jack’s long held belief that there is therapeutic benefit to humor and laughter.

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Book Review: MEMOIR – Frederick J. George’s “Switched at Birth: My Life in Someone Else’s World”

After inexplicably being placed in the wrong bassinet at the city hospital where I was born, I grew up with a nagging feeling of somehow not belonging, and a father who always suspected I was not his. I lived another’s life and he mine, our paths amazingly crossing throughout the years, until 57 years later I discovered the truth. This is the story of my life in someone else’s world, my quest for answers, and how I’ve come to terms with the hand which fate has dealt me.

– Fred George, Author

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This is a story about two boys who, at birth, were inexplicably switched, a switch that would dramatically change the author’s life in every aspect—religion, ethnicity, economics, and culture. Time and time again, the two boys’ paths cross with one another’s before ultimately discovering, decades later, that they aren’t who they spent their whole lives believing they were. At 57, Fred George sees his birth family for the first time, recognizing in them his own mannerisms and traits. George’s retelling of his switch at birth is not so much an account of the switch itself, but rather the story of his life from birth to present with the George family. The story is interesting and insightful, complete with family photos that provide readers with an inside view of the culture and of the times of George’s life.

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A compelling biography, interlaced with humor, of a man switched at birth who does not learn his true identity until 57 years after the midwife placed him in the wrong bassinet. Switched At Birth is an easy read that is hard to forget.
          – Emory Daniels, Book Review Editor

This book is a diamond in the rough… the stories are often comical, sometimes heartbreaking, and always enjoyable.
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Full of doubts, ironic coincidences, experiences, growth, the feeling of not belonging and being different, but most importantly [the author]shows us the essence of life itself…The idea of this book is fantastic and so is the approach…The author has impressive insights and thoughts as well as a definite writing voice…I highly recommend [it].
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It is unimaginable to think that the life you have lived was not the one you were meant to have. Despite this tragic event, the author has a very uplifting spirit and positive outlook on life. This book is a great read for anyone.
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Captivating memoir…definitely one of the best I have ever read…I recommend anyone to read this book. I absolutely loved it.
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NEW RELEASE: True Crime / Mystery – ‘The Owl Knows’ by Roy Owenby

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Roy Owenby
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     Two female teachers are camping in the wilderness at the junction of Wayah Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. One is murdered and the other disappears without a trace. Through a series of discoveries, the mystery begins to unravel with the help of the husband of the murdered woman. For two years, lawmen chase the case, and the serial killer whom they must extract from his cliff hideaway in the Nantahala National Forest.
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Thomas M. Lister’s “Man’s Greatest Fear” Winner of the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards!

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Author Thomas M. Lister Ed.D.’s Man’s Greatest Fear: The Final Phase of Human Evolution has won the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards in both the ‘Environmental/Political Change’ and ‘Social Change’ categories!

Lister’s Man’s Greatest Fear has also won the ‘Best New eBook’ in the non-fiction category of the 2012 International Book Awards and was a finalist in the psychology category of Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards. Politically, socially, and environmentally timely, Lister’s work is a must read for anyone who cares about the survival of humankind on our planet.

In explaining the primordial motivation of man that continually stirs the cauldron of conflict throughout the world, Lister uses the war in the Middle East as a case study to exemplify man’s addiction to war, his relentless destruction of the environment, and his universal domination of woman.

Through careful historical research, Lister examines humanity’s history of violence in relation to current events to explain subconscious motives beneath man’s endless quest for power. By turning Freudian psychoanalysis inside out, Dr. Lister argues achievable solutions through the inclusion of women and male environmentalists in leadership roles. He hopes to educate and stir the public into action with his powerful explanation as to what, exactly, man’s greatest fear is and why it must be made a reality in order for humankind to escape extinction.

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“Fantastic read. Overall, I feel this was a very insightful and interesting read. Each point made was concise, backed up by evidence and research, and very well expressed. I would recommend this book to anyone who is either interested in gender roles, male thought patterns and actions, or the human condition. . . I enjoyed it immensely.”

“I have never read a book as thought-provoking as ‘Man’s Greatest Fear.’ Dr. Lister carefully analyzes man’s behavior both in current events and historical examples…Anyone interested in psychology, politics, women’s rights, or what’s going on in the world today needs to read ‘Man’s Greatest Fear’ . . . Strongly recommended!”

“Dr. Lister proposes an idea that flips American politics and religions of the world on it’s head . . . With tons of interesting quotes and facts from world leaders, religious leaders, and philosophers, Dr. Lister explores what the world might look like if his own gender took a step back.”

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