This book has touched my heart in an indescribable way. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and wants to have a closer connection to our Heavenly Father.
Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – June 2014, The Royal Spaniels Magazine
Every author feels that special bond with their book and stories, but there are times we may wonder, “Will others feel that special connection, and enjoy the read?” That’s why it’s so encouraging to get those first reviews. Scroll down to read five fabulous reviews and to learn more about my new book, “Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends!” I’m also thrilled that more are on the way, which I hope to share. I pray they will give you a feel for the book, and entice you to get a copy for yourself.
Written from my heart to yours, I pray the insights shared in Pawz & Pray will help you to slow down, savor precious moments, and uncover the secrets to a truly meaningful life!
Joyfully yours, Leila Grandemange
Read 5 Fabulous Book Reviews
Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Uplifting Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers!
Leila’s book has been a true inspiration to me. It makes you focus on what’s really important in life. The author gives us great examples on how we can have a closer walk with God by following the lead that our pets give us in their everyday life. “Pawz & Pray” encourages us to put our worry and anxiety aside and take time to enjoy the things God has put right in front of us. This book has touched my heart in an indescribable way. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and wants to have a closer connection to our Heavenly Father.
—Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – June 2014, The Royal Spaniels Magazine
St. Francis of Assisi preached that it was the duty of mankind to protect and enjoy nature as both stewards of God’s creation and as creatures themselves. In Pawz & Pray Leila Grandemange shares both her devotion to dogs and her love of God in a warm tapestry of observations, narratives, quotations and biblical extracts. She illustrates so clearly how sharing love and caring for animals can be so richly rewarding, enhancing the lives of both ourselves and our beloved pets. Beautifully illustrated, this is indeed a trove of profound inspiration.
Pawz & Pray is delightful reading that moves us and leads us along good paths to walk. Through Leila’s conversational narrative she opens her life and shows us how God has been changing her and enriching her life to his glory. She takes us in life-giving directions that we should all want to go. It’s as if she has invited us for tea on the porch or for a walk, always with at least one dog on leash, to hear meaningful stories and valuable insights about God’s abounding love for us. But she doesn’t just point the direction ahead and then leave us to figure out the journey for ourselves. Rather, Leila helps us know how to stay connected to God in our everyday lives with all our responsibilities, family, friends, and of course, our dogs . We could hardly hope for a better human companion. Unleash the insights on these pages into your life.
—Scott Stewart, Editor, Devotions and The Quiet Hour
Paws & Pray beautifully illustrates the healing power of being in communion with animals, weaving together the spiritual and therapeutic lessons our pets bestow upon us. It is in “relationship” that we collectively participate in one another’s salvation (or destruction), and these insights are vividly depicted in her stories about devotion, forgiveness, patience and the cultivation of empathy. I am grateful that Leila has shared her experience and wisdom in this book, her prayer that we can all learn from our animal friends to be kinder to ourselves and each other. Now more than ever.
— Malissa Feruzzi Shriver
Pawz & Pray is like the sweetest of warm hugs from your favorite family member. I want to give it more than 5 stars. This is a book that leaves you feeling so much better for having read it. The author seamlessly and beautifully weaves relationships with our dogs with our relationships with God. Let me emphasize “seamlessly” – it is brilliantly written. The photos are exquisite and complement the text beautifully.
The range of different topics in Pawz & Pray belies the simple premise of “comparing our relationships with our dogs to that with God”… war dogs, homeless people, recovering from surgery, dog (and child) training, lost and found, just to name a few. This book leaves no stone unturned!
I loaned my copy of Pawz & Pray to a friend who is “a cat lady and atheist” thinking it might help her with her severe depression. She said the book “helped her a lot” as we proceeded to discuss several of the many topics covered in the book. I’ve ordered two more copies to give as gifts to friends, and am sure I will order more.
This is a book for the lifetimes, to occupy a special place on your bookshelf or bedside table. It is a book to cherish, embrace, and share with those you love. Yes, it really does need more than 5 stars.
— Sally Henderson
About the Book
Unleash a richer, simpler, more meaningful life!
Pawz & Pray is a collection of 130 uplifting stories, scriptures, and prayers, inviting you to slow down, savor moments, and discover the secrets to a truly meaningful life. If you’d like to draw closer to God, and happen to have a sweet spot for dogs, this book is for you! [Read more]
Leila Grandemange is an award-winning writer and recipient of the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Public Service Award. She writes to inspire faith in God, and the responsible care of our furry friends! See her books on Amazon.
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