Below are random testimonials gathered over the years. Folks from all over the place seem to really enjoy the humor of Inherit the Mirth®! We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to share about what impact Inherit the Mirth® has had for you!
You can e-mail us through our Feedback Form under Helpful Links. We’ll only use your first name and where you’re from. If you don’t wish to be quoted, please specify—otherwise we’ll gratefully share your comments with the rest of our Inherit the Mirth® visitors here in our Testimonials Section.
"I hope you come out with another book soon. You got a lot of laughs from a lot of people who I never expected to enjoy anything like this. It took me a few months to think that this could be a witnessing tool of some kind to get people to read the Bible because in order to understand some of the comics in the book, you would have to read the Bible or Bible stories and maybe that could lead to something else... because this world needs a good way to get to know the Bible, and I think this is a great way to do it!!"
~Frank: Eastlake, OH
"Thank you for letting me join Inherit the Mirth. I'm in my 82nd year and do soooooooooooo enjoy good clean laughter and I am sure I will not be disappointed. GOD BLESS!
"~ Eleanor: Canada
"I just looked over the youth group lesson on lying, and I've got to tell you...I'm loving it! I cannot wait to try it out on our students, and I will definitely give some feedback after that test drive. Sometimes it is so hard to find good, relevant lessons for youth, and as much as we try to write our own - we need some help sometimes because we have no more ideas. Looking forward to seeing more!"
~ Stephanie, Director of Student Ministries: Lee's Summit, MO
"I just got my order today and spent a good part of the afternoon flipping through the Mini Mirths!™ - HILARIOUS!!!!"
~Christine, Branchburg, NJ
"Got the poster today, in excellent condition, creates a smile every time I look at it. Thank you kindly."
~David: Drayton Valley, Alberta
"Hey Cuyler! I am interning as a counselor at a Presbyterian Camp called Camp Cherokee in NW Georgia. I brought my Inherit the Mirth® playing cards to play card games with the campers, and they thought they were hilarious cartoons! They loved them, as did the rest of the staff, and leader of the camp! Your cartoons were some of their highlights of their time at camp! Thank you so much for all that you do, I think you're great and have a wonderful way of showing God's sense of humor!"
~ Laura: Kennesaw, GA
"What would I do without your extreme sense of humor? My boys and I LOVE it! :o)"
~ Sandra: Columbia, SC
"We love your cards and order the birthday cards for our congregation... Just thought I’d let you know that we got ANOTHER call today from one of our congregation that just loved the ITM™ birthday card we sent. He said it was the funniest card he had ever seen!"
~ Kari: Cave Creek, AZ
"First I would like to start by telling you that I am a very happy customer. As I CE/Youth Director, I use your cards ALL THE TIME!! Thank YOU!"
~Jeffrey: Madison, WI
"I discovered ITM™ at a Group Workcamps Week of Hope and immediately bought one of the book collections. What fine work you are doing!"
"After spending about 45 minutes in a gift shop reading the ENTIRE rack of your cards, laughing hysterically and drawing a crowd of curious onlookers who came to see the 'crazy lady' in aisle 8 - I excitedly brought home several of your cards.
Presenting them to my 11 year old daughter, I said "read these, they're awesome"! After a few Noah's Ark and Jonah and the Whale, she read the one where 'Jesus Clears the Temple' as he soars above the buildings on a skate board - she looked at me and said, "Mom, can we read these bible stories so I can get all the jokes too?!" I said, " YOU BET!"
Thank you Cuyler for opening up young minds and allowing us to share with our children, stories of the bible - brought to life through lively artistry and intelligent humor!"
~Barb: Brown City, Michigan
"I have loved your cards for several years (I ordered through Guideposts) and have been looking and looking for them ever since. Imagine my joy (mirth?) to find them on the internet! :)"
~Christel: Sycamore, IL
"I love your line of cards. I am a Benedictine nun who loves to write cards and also believes that religion does not have to be serious all the time. You capture God’s playfulness well."
~Carolyn, OSB: Atchison, KS
"Inherit the Mirth brightens my day! The cartoons allow a lead into witnessing to others."
~ Tanya: Knoxville, TN
"Finally a card style that fits my personality and that I can give to both my secular and church friends!"
~Flo: Ottawa, ON
"Your line of cards has been the best selling line I’ve ever carried in our store! I love the Christian humor/message impact of these cards!"
~Jeff: Waukesha, WI
"I was crying in the store I was laughing so hard!!! Thank you for believing that God has a sense of humor. I must have bought ten of your cards right then and there."
~Missy: Cincinnati, OH
"Your cards are hysterical! I bought two boxes at a Family Christian Store in San Diego and have been cracking up ever since! Thanks for all the laughs and for the many recipients who have been blessed by them!"
~Pat: Fort Lee, NJ
"I just wanted to say that I absolutely love this site!! My mom and I first ran across your line of cards at the Christian Book Store, and I admit I have never laughed so loud in a public place!! It isn't always easy to have a sense of humor as a Christian, but it certainly helps! My father's favorite hobby was to write poems, parodies, and songs based on biblical principles. He passed away in 1997, and we had not seen anything as clever or intuitive as his writings until we stumbled across your cards. Thank you for making us laugh, remember, and above all, look to the Lord in all we do. Keep up the GREAT work!"
~Liberty: place unkown
"I stood in the bookstore at Shocco Springs and read every one of your cards. I had a good laugh and it was just what I needed."
~Carol-Sue: Talladega, AL
"I just wanted to tell you what a thrill it was for our family when we first saw your cards while we were on holidays in B.C. We stood in the store and read them and all of us, two teenagers, an atheist and myself laughed ourselves silly. Of course we had to run over to our Christian bookstore as soon as we got back to Edmonton and beg them to get your cards in. It was hard to wait, but they came in and then we got to buy one of each to start with. We also told everyone we saw about your cards and they have been as thrilled with them as we are. Finally, a laugh out loud experience that we can give to anyone and everyone."
~Karen: Edmonton, AB
"I called the local stores and found one that is starting to carry your cards literally this week! What timing! I and four of my friends can’t wait for them to get their display ready to go. Your cards really crack us up!"
~ Mary Ann: Springfield, MO
"I love your posters! I teach Old Testament to seventh graders and would love to have some of your posters for my bulletin board."
~Carol: Winchester, VA
"I am a bonafide 'card-aholic' and thoroughly believe in spreading the joy your cards so creatively exemplify. Thank you for using your talents (and humor) for His glory."
"Hi Cuyler ~ just had to tell you I love your cards. A Christian bookstore in Oakville is featuring them. I LOVE the one with the lion on Noah's ark and the feathers. Thank God for your sense of humour ~ and its neat, you're a Canadian too. What more could a girl ask for. Take care and thanks for the mirth. God Bless!"
~Lynn: Oakville, ON
"I love your cards - we can purchase them at Family Christian Stores here in Huntsville, AL. You have a wonderful way of showing the story in a provocative yet harmless way. I have had so much fun with Peter Denies Jesus. The ideas and artwork are so good I can't keep enough cards on hand - I send them as soon as I get them. Keep on doing what God expects you to do."
~Dale: Huntsville, AL
"I love the work you are doing! Perhaps it's that wee-bit-of-warp that keeps me going. I'm a Christian Counselor working in a secular community mental health agency with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. Just in case you ever wondered...adolescence is the only mental disorder that people (usually) outgrow. One day I received one of your cards from a friend. I'm hooked on your humor."
"A friend sent me your "At Father Sloan's rectory, changing the cat box is the job of the littergist" card. I'm still grinning, hours later. As the editor of Canada's award-winning liturgy magazine, Celebrate!, I keep my nose open for "fresh" in terms of things liturgical (as well as in terms of my cat's litter box), and this has to be one of the very freshest pieces I've ever seen. (A lot of liturgical humour is just thinly disguised cynicism.) I just ordered 20 of the cards, and I want you to know that you will be bringing a smile to the faces of many professional and parish liturgists over the next few months as they receive these cards. We often deal with so much "poop" that we will certainly enjoy your take on it. Thank you!!"
~Bernadette: Edmonton, AB
"I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your work with this line of products. The 1st time I saw them was at a local Christian bookstore. When I started reading them I was hooked. The customer service rep thought I was insane because I was reading every card and laughing out loud at every one! After leaving the store I came home and searched the net for you. And, here you are!!! I think the new website format is great, and easy to find what you need. Thanks again for sharing your off-the-wall humor! Its nice to know that there are other Christians who are a little "off center" with their humor."
~Jodi: place unknown
"I just discovered your product line tonight at Blessings in Regina, Saskatchewan, and now after visiting your site our sides hurt so much we can hardly breathe. I'm a Far Side fan, and a Christian, so this is right up my alley."
~Bryan: Regina, SK
"I just wanted to let you know that my wife brought home one of your calendars tonight and I was totally blown away. It's fantastic. Sure reminds me of The Far Side which I loved. Keep up the great work and God Bless!"
~Brian: Billings, MT
"Thank you so much for your God-given, wonderful sense of humor. I love to laugh, and enjoy the positives of this life that God gave us. Thank you for the best medicine of all...Laughter."
~Christine: place unknown
"I do want to let you know that our church is digging in the ground as we speak. We should be in a building of our own by Easter. The church will have its own bookstore and I can guarantee you that your cards and other items will be carried! :-) Our church family is very real-world and our pastor is known for his quirky sense of humor. I emailed the link to your website and at the last leadership meeting, we were laughing about your keen eye and dead-on humor. Your humor is a gift from God."
~Mary: Minneapolis, MN
"Inherit the Mirth, Hysterically funny stuff! My husband and I have been laughing for 20 minutes now just going through all the stuff on this site!"
~h/t The Happy Catholic: place unknown
"This site is NUTS! (LOVED the Noah's Ark card!) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA....although Cast the Nets was good too!!!"
~suburbancowgirl: place unknown
"My favorites were "Manna Surprise" and "Jesus' Dilemma." Hysterical!!"
~Ouiz: place unknown
"I was hostessing a large holiday party and was given this book as a Christmas gift and placed it on the coffee table without reading it. In a few minutes everyone was roaring with laughter and passing it around. When I finally paused long enough to read it I could see why they couldn't maintain their composure. It is the most ingenious and hilarious look at scripture I've ever read. I have since purchased the book for 2 pastors and a church secretary to place on their desks to put visitors at ease, brighten a dark day or lift a sad spirit. They too found it hilarious! Thank you Cuyler Black!"
~Pearle "choir girl": Brooksville, FL
"It was great!The book was clever, funny and a great play on words. I loved it! I hope that there are more of these funny books!"
~Kinderjan: Whittier, CA