God of All Creation: Life Lessons from Pets and Wildlife Hardcover – Aug 21 2012
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Praise for God of All Creation
“I love that James did this book!”
“Who helps teach James Robison about the things of God? A theologian? A fellow Baptist preacher? A famous radio host? An important senator or governor? Would you believe it’s a small miniature dachshund? In God of All Creation, James delightfully shares the profound truths his little Princess has shown him about life, love, and living with our Master.”
—Ruth Graham, author of In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and Fear Not Tomorrow, God Is Already There
“Scripture declares that nature offers us a glimpse into God’s power and personality. In The God of All Creation, James Robison beautifully unveils what the creatures around you communicate about you and your Creator. Get ready for a wild adventure!”
—Lisa Bevere, speaker for Messenger International and author of Lioness Arising
“The lessons that James draws from the antics of his beloved mini-dach, Princess, are predictably heartwarming but unpredictably insightful. As a past owner myself of a pair of these preposterously shaped creatures (Harley Davidson and Maximus Decimus), I resonate with the truths James mines from their endearing behavior and the Word of God and am greatly encouraged. I think you will be too.”
—Dr. E. Andrew McQuitty, senior pastor of Irving Bible Church, Irving, Texas
“James loves Jesus. James loves people. And now we have learned that James loves animals. This is a delightful, fun-loving, and, yes, touching read that will appeal to cold and warm noses alike!”
—Kathy Troccoli, recording artist, author, and speaker
About the Author
James Robison is the founder and president of Life Outreach International and co-hosts the popular Life Today syndicated television show, which reaches more than three hundred million homes worldwide. He has authored more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Indivisible. He also wrote Living in Love with his wife of nearly fifty years, Betty. James enjoys observing and photographing both domestic and wild animals. The Robisons have three children, eleven grandchildren, and one spoiled miniature dachshund, Princess. Find James online at www.lifetoday.org.See all Product Description
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For those of us with a pet, we are used to the unconditional love of our companions, much like the unconditional love of God. Observation of the animals in our homes as well as the animals who enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors offers plenty of lessons about living life, faith in others, faith in God and God's command to care for others and be the stewards of the Earth.
While the book focuses on the author's dog, the reader can draw these lessons and observations into his or her own life.
This book was very easy to read, with 28 short chapters with different types of lessons or observations. The only drawback of this book was the redundancy. Perhaps including some other types of animals or more people's experiences could have cut down on that.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion here is entirely my own.
However, I do have a heart for our furry friends, so I recently read Robison's book, "God of All Creation: Life Lessons from Pets and Wildlife."
The hardcover book with 28, easy-to-read meditations has a lot going for it. Animals for one. Deb Hoeffner's charming, black-and-white pencil illustrations for another. Third, it offers an easy presentation of Scripture told through the quirks and habits of animals. It's also a nice size; easy to hold while sipping coffee.
Within its 160 pages, Robinson shares insights about God and Christian living that he learned while observing his own pets and animals.
If you're looking for a gift for an animal lover, or maybe for someone who is reluctant to crack open a Bible, these Scripture-laced stories are a good bet. In three words: easy, encouraging, thoughtful. And nowhere did the author ask for a donation.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
That's *exactly* what I received. I put off reading this book because I was afraid there would be many tears, but it was quite the opposite. I laughed as Robison retold stories of his beloved Princess, remembering instances when my pets have done similar things.
I am truly blown away by Robison's wisdom. To look upon the lowliest creatures on this earth and learn more about God's character and heart - it's remarkable. This book reads like a devotion, so you can easily do one chapter a day for 28 days. Each lesson / chapter spoke to my heart, and not just because I love animals but because I love the Lord and I want to grow in my knowledge of Him.
Here is one particular passage that struck me (in a good way). It is about God's endless and relentless pursuit of His children:
Every day when I awaken, I want to run as fast as Princess does to jump into God's lap, look into His eyes, and stay close to His heart. This brings our heavenly Father great pleasure and gives me indescribable comfort, peace, and security. As Princess lies with her paws resting on my chest, her long ears perk up, and she waits for me to speak to her. I know she can't understand my words, but I believe she senses the love I have for her. I do know that when I speak these loving words, she listens. I also know that when we learn to hear the Lord, He will speak words of encouragement and affection to us. (11)
So as you book lovers put together your book lists for 2013, make sure this one goes on your list. It is certainly a must-read!
I immensely connected with the animal fable James Robison shared about a wolf getting caught in a trap. A human found the wolf but the wolf refused to receive help from a human. He could have rescued him and saved his life but he couldn't bring himself to trust a human. This story is told to convey how much Jesus wants us in Heaven with Him. But in the end, it comes down to us choosing to believe in Christ. He won't force us into a relationship with Him.
I would recommend this fantastic novel to anyone who is an enormous pet lover. If you enjoy loving on pets of all kinds then this book will benefit you and you will be able to get a lot from it. I have grown up loving dogs and have had four dogs through my lifetime so far (I'm only twenty-two) and will most likely continue. It will assist you in learning about how much God truly loves His people. Each of the stories is about four pages long and can be read like a devotional. This book would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys nature and pets. God truly loves you and wants the best for you this book is a great reminder of that.
"I received this copy of God of All Creation for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review".