Pastor Lose invites you to join him for a Zoom discussion of Andy Root’s book, The Grace of Dogs. If you’ve ever had a dog in your life, or are in any way, shape or form a dog-lover, this book is for you! Pastor Lose said of this book:
The Grace of Dogs is a remarkable investigation into the special relationship humans have enjoyed with dogs since… well, since both essentially evolved together over the centuries to form a remarkable and singular cross-species relationship. Root does an admirable job of combining keen investigative research and theological introspection with a deeply personal account of his and his family’s relationships to their dogs.
In fact, what makes Root’s book so special is that it straddles three genres that rarely keep company with each other:
- Science journalism – think Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point or Charle’s Duhigg’s The Power of Habit.
- Animal-human narrative – think Marly and Me or The Art of Racing in the Rain.
- Accessible theological meditation – think Rachel Held Evan’s Inspired or Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World.
Root’s investigation of the role dogs have played across human history, their unique place in the world as the only species that prefers another species (us!) to their own, and the possibility of their sharing with us a spiritual dimension and future makes for exceptional reading. Perhaps the perfect diversion while quarantining with, and hoping to understand, our canine partners.”
The Zoom link will be sent to you one week prior to the discussion using the email you use to register.
Please contact Katie Stevenson by email if you have questions.