Book Review: Second-Chance Dogs

9 Oct

Everyone loves an underdog, and nothing gives us warmer feelings than seeing someone get a second chance in life. A problem pup who flourishes under the right kind of training. The struggling veteran who finds unconditional love wiggling around at the end of a leash. The lonely child who finds comfort in the steady breathing of the warm, furry friend at her side. Each of us needs to be rescued from something — and each of us has the capacity to rescue someone, or something, else.

This collection of more than thirty contemporary, true, feel-good stories spotlights the beauty of being rescued — dogs rescued by people, people rescued by dogs, and even dogs who rescue other animals. It’s the perfect companion — well, besides the four-legged, tail-wagging kind — for your morning cup of coffee or an evening curled up on the couch. Contributors include Susy Flory, Dusty Rainbolt, Lauraine Snelling, Melody Carlson, Wanda Dyson, Suzanne Woods Fisher, and many more.

Callie Smith Grant is the editor of The Cat in the Window, The Dog Next Door, The Cat on My Lap, The Dog at My Feet, and The Horse of My Heart. She is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer’s Journal.

 

My Impressions: 

If you like a good dog story, then you are going to love Second-Chance Dogs, a collection of personal stories that share special thoughts about rescue dogs. And when I say rescue dogs, I mean more than a shelter dog. Yes, all of the beloved dogs in the more than 30 stories started their second lives as rescues, they did a lot to rescue their humans. In this book you’ll meet Rusty Dog who brought two people together and taught them to love and trust again. There’s also Jazzy who taught her human about God’s great gift of rest. And there are so many more heartwarming encounters that are found within the pages of this book. Each story is just a few pages, but the messages will stay with you for a long time. I think Second-Chance Dogs is the perfect book for family reading time. You will probably find yourself talking about more than the dogs highlighted in each story. And don’t be surprised if you and your family start longing for another faithful member to join you! 😉  The book is great for when you have limited reading time, but be prepared for one more story.

Recommended.

Audience: adults (but good for family time too)

To purchase, click HERE.

(Thanks to Revell for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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