Exploring age-old questions about the healing power of love, why bad things happen, and the interconnectedness of all life, authors Linda and Allen Anderson offer extraordinary true stories about animals that answer and affirm that miracles do happen and we can all experience (and give) unconditional love. Some of the pieces will make you smile (a ferret who likes to play softball), others will bring tears (a hamster takes violent inner-city students on a journey from hate and fear to love and friendship). There is the story of the compassionate dog who supported his human as she underwent chemotherapy for cancer. There's a miniature pony who visits disabled people, a dolphin named Grace who brought people together, and a llama that inspired a series of children's book. Each story will illumine a dark corner of doubt or open your heart to new revelations of healing and wisdom. The animals are ever generous, loving, and compassionate, and they inspire humans to be their best selves, too. Dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, rats, birds, snakes, llamas - the animals in this book reveal love and compassion, teach hope and forgiveness, or serve as a barometer to measure feeling. After reading just one of these beautifully told stories, you will observe the animals in your own path with new eyes and you'll find yourself awakening to deeper, and often startling, spiritual insights.
Allen and Linda Anderson are the founders of the Angel Animals Network, inspirational speakers, clergy members, and the authors of many books, including Angel Cats, Angel Dogs with a Mission, Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals, and Angel Horses. They live in Minneapolis with their family of pets.