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The Grace of Dogs

By Andrew Root
  • ISBN Code: : 0451497600
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Pets
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In the bestselling tradition of Inside of a Dog and Marley & Me, a smart, illuminating, and entertaining read on why the dog-human relationship is unique--and possibly even "spiritual." Dr. Andrew Root's search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their beloved black lab. In the coming weeks, Root found himself wondering: What was this thing we'd experienced with this animal? Why did the loss hurt so poignantly? Why did his son's act seem so right in its sacramental feel? In The Grace of Dogs, Root draws on biology, history, theology, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), and paleontology to trace how in our mutual evolution, humans and dogs have so often helped each other to become more fully ourselves. Root explores questions like: Do dogs have souls? Is it accurate to say that dogs "love" us? What do psychology and physiology say about why we react to dogs in the way that we do? The Grace of Dogs paints a vivid picture of how, beyond sentimentality, the dog-human connection can legitimately be described as "spiritual"--as existing not for the sake of gain, but for the unselfish desire to be with and for the other, and to remind us that we are persons worthy of love and able to share love. In this book for any parent whose kids have asked if they'll see Fido in Heaven, or who has looked their beloved dog in the face and wondered what's going on in there, Dr. Root delivers an illuminating and heartfelt read that will change how we understand man's best friend.

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Amazing (Furry) Lessons from a Dog’s Life You’ll be enthralled by this story of a man and his lovable Labrador retriever, Hannah, and what their canine friendship can show us about life, grace, and long walks in the park. Hannah was Dave’s best friend. He couldn’t imagine starting a day without her tail wagging an energetic greeting, her body wiggling with sheer gratitude when her food dish was filled, and her unbridled enthusiasm for tennis balls. (How she fit three tennis balls in her mouth at once he’ll never know.) So when Dave first learned of Hannah’s cancer diagnosis, he decided to take whatever time he had left with Hannah to cherish the moments and capture his thoughts in a journal. As he wrote about his canine friend, he soon realized that Hannah was an able (and furry) mentor of faith, grace, kindness, and forgiveness. The lessons were invaluable: from being present to trusting the master. When Hannah lived well past the expected time frame, Dave started to see that the insights he was gaining were more than just journal entries about a family pet. Through Hannah’s antics, God was preparing Dave for life itself. You won’t want to miss this heartwarming tale of a dog who knew how to live . . . and showed her owner how.

The Comfort Dog Gave Me Pink Eye

By Courtney L. Burns
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725274353
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 729
  • Pdf File: the-comfort-dog-gave-me-pink-eye.pdf

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In the aftermath of 1 October, the largest mass shooting in the history of our country, Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School pioneered a school therapy dog program to help survivors and others impacted by the shooting. Esther became a symbol of hope for a school community in the darkest of days. Named for the Old Testament book of Esther, this fuzzy quirky dog lives up to her namesake. She captured the heart of a city while also unknowingly teaching about healing, comfort, and stepping into your calling even when things seem impossible. With biblical lessons gleaned from the story of Esther and humorous anecdotes about life with a temperamental celebrity dog, this book offers practical strategies for those looking to create a therapy dog program, those dealing with trauma recovery in themselves or loved ones, and anyone who is searching for the courage to answer God's call.

An Easter Basket Filled with Love

By Susan Jones
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1680997300
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 755
  • Pdf File: an-easter-basket-filled-with-love.pdf

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Join Little Deer as She Discovers that Jesus's Grace Is at the Heart of Easter in this Latest Delightful Picture Book in the Forest of Faith Series. As it nears Easter, the forest friends eagerly await a special tradition: setting out Easter baskets that will be filled with special treats from the entire village. But Little Deer is having a very rough week—she’s upset a friend, forgot to run an errand for Mama, and left her schoolwork out in the rain. She’s afraid her Easter basket will be left empty this year! An Easter Basket Filled with Jesus’s Love is the follow-up to the heartwarming storybooks A Birthday Party for Jesus, Everyone Is Invited to Christmas, and An Easter Gift from Jesus. Beautifully illustrated by Lee Holland, this picture book will offer young children a fun, relatable story of forest friends who realize that overflowing grace is an important part of love, and that God gave us the ultimate gift of grace through Jesus.

Surviving Me

By Leatha Lockhart
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504352203
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 828
  • Pdf File: surviving-me.pdf

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What if, as a young married woman, you discovered the outrageous truth that vital life skills of survival and interaction that you should have learned as a child were so chaotically distorted and convoluted that you had no grasp how to trust or love anyone or anything! Imagine feeling so exposed that you would do anything to stay hidden. Follow this true-life journey through dangerous waters of gut-wrenching falsehoods, close-call survivals, and my long, slow climb to truth, integrity, and vulnerability. Divine consciousness led me home. The voice of this book peels away the flesh to get to the marrow of the emotional work it takes to be free, no matter what!

Anecdotes of Dogs

By Edward Jesse
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2385
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: anecdotes-of-dogs.pdf

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"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Dynamic Animal Drawing

By Arthur Zaidenberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486141799
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: dynamic-animal-drawing.pdf

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This step-by-step guide shows beginning and intermediate artists how to see an animal in its simplest form and draw it accurately. Includes over 500 illustrations, from cats and dogs to hippopotami.

The Wonderful World of Dogs

By Candida Baker
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1742691676
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: the-wonderful-world-of-dogs.pdf

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A warm, funny, sad and wise collection of stories about man's best friend.

On God and Dogs

By Stephen H. Webb
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195344308
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: on-god-and-dogs.pdf

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Many of us keep pet animals; we rely on them for companionship and unconditional love. For some people their closest relationships may be with their pets. In the wake of the animal rights movement, some ethicists have started to re-examine this relationship, and to question the rights of humans to "own" other sentient beings in this way. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Stephen Webb brings a Christian perspective to bear on the subject of our responsibility to animals, looked at through the lens of our relations with pets--especially dogs. Webb argues that the emotional bond with companion animals should play a central role in the way we think about animals in general, and--against the more extreme animal liberationists--defends the intermingling of the human and animal worlds. He tries to imagine what it would be like to treat animals as a gift from God, and indeed argues that not only are animals a gift for us, but they give to us; we need to attend to their giving and return their gifts appropriately. Throughout the book he insists that what Christians call grace is present in our relations with animals just as it is with other humans. Grace is the inclusive and expansive power of God's love to create and sustain relationships of real mutuality and reciprocity, and Webb unfolds the implications of the recognition that animals too participate in God's abundant grace. Webb's thesis affirms and persuasively defends many of the things that pet lovers feel instinctively--that their relationships with their companion animals are meaningful and important, and that their pets have value and worth in themselves in the eyes of God. His book will appeal to a broad audience of thoughtful Christians and animal lovers.

A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery Bundle (Books 1-6)

By Fiona Grace
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  • Publisher : Fiona Grace
  • Book Code : 1094375357
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: a-cats-and-dogs-cozy-mystery-bundle.pdf

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A complete bundle of books 1-6 in Fiona Grace’s CATS AND DOGS cozy Mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews Audrey Smart, 34, is a brilliant vet—yet fed up by her demanding clients who think they know more than her and who don’t care about their animals. Burnt-out with the endless hours, she wonders if the time has come for a new direction. And when her 15th year high school reunion (and her hopes for re-sparking on old flame) end in disaster, Audrey knows the time has come to make a change. When Audrey sees an ad for a $1 home in Sicily, it captivates her. The only catch is that the house requires renovation, something she knows little about. She wonders if it could be real—and if she may really be crazy enough to go for it. Can Audrey create a life and career—and the home of her dreams—in a beautiful Sicilian village? And perhaps even find love while she’s there? Or will an unexpected death—one that only she can solve—put an end to all of her plans? Are some dreams too good to be true? A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—A VILLA IN SICILY will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page.