In the bestselling tradition of Inside of a Dog and Marley & Me, a smart, illuminating, and entertaining read on why the dog-human relationship is unique--and possibly even "spiritual."
Andrew Root, PhD, is a professor at Luther Seminary whose research explores our most common lived experiences for their theological and even transcendent depth. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Dr. Root is often mentioned as one of the leading scholars in youth ministry and practical theology in the world. His 2011 book, The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry, was awarded Book of Merit by Christianity Today in 2012. Known for an engaging presentation style that laces together stories, theological depth, and humor, Root is a sought after speaker at conferences, colleges, and churches around the country. His latest endeavor includes being the principal leader for 1.2 million dollar John Templeton Foundation grant called "Science for Youth Ministry.
"Beautifully written, touching and profound, this book makes
reasonable what we already sense--that our dogs love in a way that
goes much deeper than we think, and that teaches us something about
what it means to be human. The Grace of Dogs, written by one
of my favorite contemporary theologians, is perfect for dog lovers
and those who love them. It will open your eyes to what's really
going on between us and our canine family members."
-Nadia Bolz-Weber, author of Accidental Saints
"Like all the best writing (and theology), The Grace of
Dogs comes from deep in the author's personal experience. It
will make you smile, shed a tear, and nod in recognition. You'll
find yourself reflecting on the most wonderful things in life...
from the sincerity of a child to the wag of a black lab's tail,
from the grace of dogs to the grace of God."
-Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration