As any pet lover knows, a wagging tail or a tender purr can soothe the soul after a hard day. And sometimes, the presence of dogs and cats in our lives can do even more. In these delightful books, Callie Smith Grant collects stories that celebrate the dogs and cats in our lives–stories that touch our hearts, renew our spirit, and show us how God created these creatures for unique purposes.
Well-known authors, as well as new voices, share their inspirational true stories of these otherwise ordinary cats and dogs whose presence in the lives of humans make them remarkable. Each book also includes interesting sidebars, memorable quotes, and helpful hints for living with dogs and cats. The stories are warm, captivating, and ideal for a good curl-up-and-read or for a gift to any pet lover.
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Publication date: October 21st 2014
This book is made up of a number of short stories that are easy to read. There were so many stories that being a cat owner and lover myself, I could relate to. The cats were endearing and made them feel like these animals were little people in their own right. We encounter stories where cats help their owners feel better either because they were sick or possibly grieving. There were also stories about how these cats enabled children who had difficulty relating to other people, come out of their shell and feel empowered to cope with the society that they may find hard to understand. Scattered throughout the book there are instances of Christian elements to the stories. However, these are not overdone but rather tastefully included and only served to add to the stories they’re relating to. I found that I had difficulty putting it down. I couldn’t wait to get back to reading it.
Recommend for: Everyone