The Dog Walker’s Guide to God contains 52 five-minute-reads to inspire dog walkers to ponder the mysteries of faith and the wonders of God.
In each chapter, Henry Martin offers a simple reflection and an illustration to be read just before setting out and then chewed over while you and your dog walk together.
He invites you to consider: the everyday (house-training, basic obedience, toys and instructions), the profound (crime, punishment, rejection, adoption, ageing, death and the afterlife), the theological (salvation, the Scriptures and prayer), the psychological (and physiological) differences between humans and dogs, the disgusting (including why your dog might scoot its rear across your new carpet!) and, underlying all of these, love (human, Divine and canine).
These are universal themes, and the reflections are just as valuable as resources for anyone who is housebound, or those without a dog in their lives.
Henry Martin is an artist, writer and spiritual director. He has written and illustrated several acclaimed books for DLT. He has worked as an ordained Anglican minister in Dagenham, Salford, and, more recently, for seven years as the Managing Chaplain at HMP Manchester (Strangeways). He currently lives in France, with his husband and their two dogs, Hugo and Hera.
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