God Laughs and Plays

Author David James Duncan has a new book out, entitled God Laughs and Plays. He calls it “a collection of what I call “churchless sermons” united by my belief that the way of life preached and embodied by Jesus in the Gospels is meant to be an example to Christians.” I’ve read his collection of short stories, River Teeth, and heard him read at a conference about ten years ago, and this new book intrigues me. The title is based on a beautiful quote from mystic Meister Eckhart:

Be as sure of it as you are that God lives: at the least good deed done here in this world, the least bit of good will, the least good desire, God laughs and plays.

Powells has a very interesting interview with him on their site.