"In Laughing at the Days to Come, Tessa Thompson shares a poignant story of physical suffering and her journey to not only understand God's hand at work in it, but to face the future with laughter. This book is gospel centered and hope-filled. Page after page, the author directs our focus to Christ and his work for us. We all face suffering in this fallen world, but we are not without hope. In Laughing at the Days to Come, readers are equipped to face their own stories of suffering with joy because of our present and future hope in Christ.
Tessa Thompson was fifteen years old when she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease that took away her hearing and would eventually cause chronic pain and other health complications. Faced with a future of uncertainty, she encountered Proverbs: 31:25: "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come." The godly woman of Proverbs 31 had something Tessa lacked- a vision for life that allowed her to laugh at the future."
CHRISTINA FOX, writer, speaker, and author of several books, including A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope Through the Psalms of Lament and Sufficient Hope: Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Moms
“Tessa has two gifts for the Church: a powerful true-life story of learning to trust God’s sovereignty and a unique ability to simply explain deep theological truths. I wept as I read this book. Whether you’re wrestling with singleness, physical challenges, or piles of laundry, Tessa’s words will reorient your heart and mind to remember the character and presence of God—and equip you to truly laugh at the days to come.”
HAYLEY MULLINS, managing editor, Revive Our Hearts
“In a world addicted to cheap laughs that demean God and mock sufferers, here’s a unique book on Christian laughter that glorifies God and lifts up sufferers. A book on laughter that will make you cry tears of sympathy, tears of joy, and tears of worship. A remarkable book by a remarkable woman with a remarkable God.”
DAVID MURRAY, professor of Old Testament and practical theology, Puritan Reformed Seminary