Both entertaining and rich with spiritual insight.
September 24, 2012
The book "Saturdays With Stella ..." far exceeded my expectations. It is a wonderful story about Stella and her relationship with her owner (author) and their experience with obedience training. The spiritual lessons drawn by Allison Pittman from the experience with regards to our relationship with our Heavenly Father were amazing also. I highly recommend the book.
I purchased this book because I thought it would be fun to read, and I was not disappointed. I was entranced. Stella's foibles, and Pittman's frustrations make for great reading. What Pittman learns about herself, her dog, and her relationship with the Lord are hidden treasures in the book. This book could easily be used as a kick-off study for a new small group. It does not have a study guide, but discussion could easily be generated by asking a couple of questions after reading each chapter: 1) Have you ever experienced this behavior in a pet or child? 2) How did you deal with this behavior? 3) What did you learn from this week's obedience training? 4) How does this topic apply to your personal relationship with the Lord?
Having just rescued a dog, this book jumped out at me. Then reading it has made me think. My animals have all taught me lessons from God. This book has done the same. It made me laugh, cry and think. What lesson is God showing me and I"m not getting until He tugs on my leash! This book has really touch my heart and soul.