February 09, 2013

Animals and God

Before reading this book I wasn't familiar with James Robison or his Life Outreach International ministry. Frankly, I've always been leery of televangelists. There's something about the way they ask for money that I find unsavory.

However, I do have a heart for our furry friends, so I recently read Robison's book, God of All Creation: Life Lessons from Pets and Wildlife.

The hardcover book with 28, easy-to-read meditations has a lot going for it. Animals for one. Deb Hoeffner's charming, black-and-white pencil illustrations for another. Third, it offers an easy presentation of Scripture told through the quirks and habits of animals. It's also a nice size; easy to hold while sipping coffee.

Within its 160 pages, Robinson shares insights about God and Christian living that he learned while observing his own pets and animals.

If you're looking for a gift for an animal lover, or maybe for someone who is reluctant to crack open a Bible, these Scripture-laced stories are a good bet. In three words: easy, encouraging, thoughtful. And nowhere did the author ask for a donation.

Click here to read Chapter One.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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