Bible Lessons from Our Pets
This book was a wonderful heartwarming read. I loved these endearing stories, and how these animals bring people closer to our God. It is a very hard to put down book, but if you only have a little time, it is a very fast read.
Most animals give unconditional love, and these little stories sure reinforce this. There are all kinds of animals, the regular Cats and Dogs, also Birds, Rabbits, Horses and even Snakes. Ready this will give you warm and fuzzy feelings, some chuckles, and a few sad moments.
I recommend this book for a really great adventure with pets.
I received this book from the First Wild Card Tours, and the Author David Smith, and was not required to give a positive review.
April 19, 2012
I just think the book itself is irrelevant
One of the most deplorable characteristics of our society is our uncanny ability to be emotionally led to trust in shallow spirituality. I cannot fully express the anguish I feel when I see Facebook posts which diminish biblical truths into pithy statements and put it on a picture with a cat. But this is what our faith has boiled down to Ã¢ÂÂ silly stories with no real significance.
The book, Ã¢ÂÂBible Lessons From Our Pets,Ã¢ÂÂ is a collection of stories from multiple people and the animals in their lives. While superficially there is nothing wrong with an illustration about a creature, some are even funny and entertaining, they themselves should not be the focus of our faith.
I understand that I am judging this book from a preferential bias against the plethora of content on the internets about cats, but I do want to make an important distinction: What is the powerful force behind these stories (and any illustration for that matter)? The chances are, it connects with our emotions more than our intellect. While this is not inherently wrong, itÃ¢ÂÂs not necessarily fruitful in developing a sound, deep, and functioning faith.
So while I wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt recommend this book to anyone, I really donÃ¢ÂÂt have any theological warnings either. I just think the book itself is irrelevant and people who get caught up in it are wasting their time with silly stories that barely skim the surface of spirituality.
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April 18, 2012