A Boy, a Black Lab, and a Father's Search for the Canine Soul
Andrew Root is assistant professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN). He is the author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (IVP, 2007). He has worked in congregations, para-church ministries and social service programs. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Kara, two children (Owen and Maisy), and their two dogs (Kirby and Kimmel). When not reading, writing, or teaching, Andy spends far too much time watching TV and movies.
"Beautifully written, touching and profound, this book makes reasonable what we already sense--that our dogs love in a way that goes much deeper than we think, and that teaches us something about what it means to be human. The Grace of Dogs, written by one of my favorite contemporary theologians, is perfect for dog lovers and those who love them. It will open your eyes to what's really going on between us and our canine family members." -Nadia Bolz-Weber, author of Accidental Saints "Like all the best writing (and theology), The Grace of Dogs comes from deep in the author's personal experience. It will make you smile, shed a tear, and nod in recognition. You'll find yourself reflecting on the most wonderful things in life... from the sincerity of a child to the wag of a black lab's tail, from the grace of dogs to the grace of God." -Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration