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"Two Dogs and a Parrot offers both heartwarming stories and thought-provoking reflections about sharing life with an animal companion. [...] It illuminates the significance of the deep bond between humans and animals and invites us to embrace and celebrate our animal friends"--Front flap of book jacket.
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About the Author

JOAN CHITTISTER is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She has received numerous awards for her work, and she currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. Her books include The Friendship of Women, The Monastery of the Heart, and the bestseller The Gift of Years.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR TWO DOGS AND A PARROT ..".Chittister has a wide complement of credentials...When she speaks, people tend to listen...Readers are introduced to...the author's pets. Her experiences with these animals led her to reflect on what she could learn from them...This thoughtful title should find a wide and enthusiastic audience with general readers...highly recommended."--LIBRARY JOURNAL ..".this fine and often touching volume...discusses the spiritual connection between humans and their animal companions and explores the lessons to be learned..."--BOOKLIST ..".Joan Chittister...provides readers with spiritual guidance in the form of touching personal stories about her pets...Each story is a sort of parable, containing a gem of wisdom about modern life, from the importance of self-awareness to the perils of overwork."--SHELF AWARENESS (starred review) ..".[a] volume of 'lessons' and reflections...offered with a very tender, and at times humorous, tone...You don't need to be spiritually inclined to find significance in it and to take inspiration from it."--THE BARK "Each chapter starts with a candidly rendered scene involving one of these three animals...then concludes with spiritual insights that shimmer with radiant clarity on the page."--SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and THE GIFT OF YEARS "Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time."--KAREN ARMSTRONG "Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage." --LIBRARY JOURNAL "This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY PRAISE FOR "TWO DOGS AND A PARROT": ..".Chittister has a wide complement of credentials...When she speaks, people tend to listen...Readers are introduced to...the author's pets. Her experiences with these animals led her to reflect on what she could learn from them...This thoughtful title should find a wide and enthusiastic audience with general readers...highly recommended."--LIBRARY JOURNAL ..".this fine and often touching volume...discusses the spiritual connection between humans and their animal companions and explores the lessons to be learned..."--BOOKLIST ..".Joan Chittister...provides readers with spiritual guidance in the form of touching personal stories about her pets...Each story is a sort of parable, containing a gem of wisdom about modern life, from the importance of self-awareness to the perils of overwork."--SHELF AWARENESS (starred review) ..".[a] volume of 'lessons' and reflections...offered with a very tender, and at times humorous, tone...You don't need to be spiritually inclined to find significance in it and to take inspiration from it."--THE BARK "Each chapter starts with a candidly rendered scene involving one of these three animals...then concludes with spiritual insights that shimmer with radiant clarity on the page."--SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and "THE GIFT OF YEARS": "Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time."--KAREN ARMSTRONG "Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage." --LIBRARY JOURNAL "This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY PRAISE FOR "TWO DOGS AND A PARROT": This thoughtful title should find a wide and enthusiastic audience with general readers...highly recommended. LIBRARY JOURNAL ..".this fine and often touching volume...discusses the spiritual connection between humans and their animal companions and explores the lessons to be learned... BOOKLIST ..".[a] volume of lessons and reflections...offered with a very tender, and at times humorous, tone...You don't need to be spiritually inclined to find significance in it and to take inspiration from it."THE BARK PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and "THE GIFT OF YEARS": Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time. KAREN ARMSTRONG It s the best book I have read on the subject of aging, a dazzling work radiant with gems of insight on every page. ANDREW GREELEY, on 'The Gift of Years' 'The Gift of Years' brims with insight, pluck, verve, and courage. HELEN PREJEAN Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage. LIBRARY JOURNAL This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" PRAISE FOR "TWO DOGS AND A PARROT": ..".this fine and often touching volume...discusses the spiritual connection between humans and their animal companions and explores the lessons to be learned... BOOKLIST ..".[a] volume of lessons and reflections...offered with a very tender, and at times humorous, tone...You don't need to be spiritually inclined to find significance in it and to take inspiration from it."THE BARK PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and "THE GIFT OF YEARS": Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time. KAREN ARMSTRONG It s the best book I have read on the subject of aging, a dazzling work radiant with gems of insight on every page. ANDREW GREELEY, on 'The Gift of Years' 'The Gift of Years' brims with insight, pluck, verve, and courage. HELEN PREJEAN Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage. LIBRARY JOURNAL This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and "THE GIFT OF YEARS": Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time. KAREN ARMSTRONG It s the best book I have read on the subject of aging, a dazzling work radiant with gems of insight on every page. ANDREW GREELEY, on 'The Gift of Years' 'The Gift of Years' brims with insight, pluck, verve, and courage. HELEN PREJEAN Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage. LIBRARY JOURNAL This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"

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