Pawz & Pray : Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Inspiring Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers
Are you struggling to find joy? In Pawz & Pray, author Leila Grandemange talks from the heart about the things that keep us busy, burdened, distracted, and disconnected from God, and turns our eyes heavenward where lasting joy is found. Whimsical, genuine, and uplifting, the insights drawn from Leila's journey, accompanied by her furry friends, will lead you down peaceful paths where you can hear from God, restore your soul, and refocus on what truly matters!
Pawz & Pray is a collection of heartwarming stories, scriptures, and prayers, inviting you to draw close to God and discover the secrets to a truly meaningful life. In these pages, Leila will help you
- Slow down, simplify, savor precious moments, and restore balance;
- Let go of baggage and burdens, gain freedom and travel light;
- Embrace God's purpose for your life, receive clarity and peace;
- Listen for God's voice through creation, intimate prayer, and his Word, and be assured of his loving presence;
- Trust God's plan through every season, let go of the past, live in the present, and look forward with hope!
If you'd like to extract more joy out of life, and happen to have a sweet spot for dogs, this book is for you!
Life is sweeter when we take time to Pawz and Pray.
First Edition Nominated for Excellence in Books by the Dog Writers Association of America
- Paperback | 250 pages
- 140 x 216 x 13mm | 295g
- 31 Jan 2020
- Sunnyville Publishing
- 178 Illustrations
St. Francis of Assisi preached that it was the duty of mankind to protect and enjoy nature as both stewards of God's creation and as creatures themselves. In Pawz & Pray Leila Grandemange shares both her devotion to dogs and her love of God in a warm tapestry of observations, narratives, quotations and biblical extracts. She illustrates so clearly how sharing love and caring for animals can be so richly rewarding and honoring to God. Beautifully illustrated, this is indeed a trove of profound inspiration. --Dennis Homes
Pawz & Pray is delightful reading that moves us and leads us along good paths to walk. Through Leila's conversational narrative she opens her life and shows us how God has beenchanging her and enriching her life to his glory. She takes us in life-giving directions that we should all want to go. It's as if she has invited us for tea on the porch or for a walk, always with at least one dog on leash, to hear meaningful stories and valuable insights about God's abounding love for us. But she doesn't just point the direction ahead and then leave us to figure out the journey for ourselves. Rather, Leila helps us know how to stay connected to God in our everyday lives with all our responsibilities, family, friends, and of course, our dogs . We could hardly hope for a better human companion. Unleash the insights on these pages into your life. --Scott Stewart, Editor, Devotions and The Quiet Hour
Pawz & Pray beautifully illustrates the healing power of being in communion with animals, weaving together the spiritual and therapeutic lessons our pets bestow upon us. It is in "relationship" that we collectively participate in one another's salvation (or destruction), and these insights are vividly depicted in her stories about devotion, forgiveness, patience and the cultivation of empathy. I am grateful that Leila has shared her experience and wisdom in this book, her prayer that we can all learn from our animal friends to be kinder to ourselves and each other. Now more than ever. -- Malissa Feruzzi Shriver
Pawz & Pray is like the sweetest of warm hugs from your favorite family member. It leaves you feeling so much better for having read it. The author seamlessly and beautifully weaves relationships with our dogs with our relationships with God. It's a book to cherish, and share with those you love. -- Sally Henderson