In One Small Barking Dog, author Ed Gungor uses the small dog as a metaphor for passionate but ordinary people who are free to be themselves while changing the world. Drawing on teachings from the Bible, he reveals how Jesus insisted that every one of us-dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors, and breeds-is in fact a world-changer. Delivered with warmth, common sense, and humor, Gungor combines practical steps for making a difference with a motivational message and shows us how to make an eternal difference.
Small Is the New Big
In this humorous, insistent book, Pastor Ed Gungor demonstrates that the world is changed most by ordinary people—the "small dogs" of the human race. Small dogs may not run the world, but neither can the world tune them out. If it weren’t for small dogs, the world might be a quieter place, but it would certainly be a needier one.
With chapters like "Dare to Be Small," "Fight the Big-Dog Lie," and "The Bark of Faith," Gungor challenges the notion that earthly prominence, status, and power are essential to significance. Reminding us that small is the new big, he inspires us to fall in love with life—the everyday, normal kind—and shows us how to make an eternal difference.
Living a Life That’s Hard to Ignore
The thing about small, barking dogs is that they can’t be ignored. They may not be show-dog material or win outstanding awards, but through their persistence and insistence they make themselves known.
Only a handful of people ever achieve notoriety and "greatness," but the energizing truth of One Small Barking Dog is that every single one of us can change the world. New York Times bestselling author Ed Gungor debunks the big-dog lie and clearly teaches "ordinary" people how to live out their faith in a way that not only changes the world we live in now but that affects lives for eternity.
By the time you finish this book, you won’t be worried about being small. You’ll be ready to take on the world. You’ll know how to live a life that can’t be ignored.
Whether you’ve just graduated from school or you’ve been at this life for many years, Ed Gungor’s concrete principles and simple life wisdom will show you new ways to make a big impact on your world.
is a veteran pastor—currently pasturing the Sanctuary Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma--who has been deeply involved in the spiritual formation of others for over thirty-five years. He is the author of several books, including The Vow
, Religiously Transmitted Diseases
, and There Is More to the Secret,
which landed on the New York Times
bestsellers list. He is also a member of Springtime for Faith, a lay-driven initiative supported by the Vatican
, and he travels around the U.S.
and abroad speaking in churches, universities, and seminars. Ed and his wife Gail have been married thirty years. They have four children and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.