Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned With My Blind Dog
This faith-based, devotional-style book parallels my life with Sage, a blind springer spaniel, and my faith walk with God. Topics include trust, courage, perseverance, friendship, obedience, and praise. Set up like a 30-day devotional, each chapter begins with a story about Sage and concludes with a prayer. Just as my faith in God grew through Sage's trust and friendship with her, so, too, may your own Christian walk be strengthened by our shared experiences. - Gayle M. Irwin
Testimonials & Reviews - Walking in Trust I was not able to put down this clear and heartwarming portrayal of the relationship we all have with all of God’s creation. Sage’s story is one of a constant revelation of God’s grace and desire to reveal His heart for us in all of life’s adventures. Iwould commend this book as a personal devotional, a short evening reading for children and adults together, as well as, a resource for encouragement and reality checks for anyone. - Rev. Frank Kinney, retired pastor - Florida & New Hampshire
Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with my Blind Dog will have readers laughing and crying – I certainly did! Mrs. Irwin’s reflections are deep and always focus on glory to God. Her honesty comes through in each story and she shows how God interacts with us, how His instruction and His wisdom have such impact on our lives. She richly connects Sage's journey through life, and God's path for us. I will be rereading and reflecting on each chapter and its influence to deepen my walk with God! - Kari Nordahl, Bible Study Facilitator, Rialto Sunrise Church & Elementary Educator - San Bernardino, CA
Walking in Trust is an exhilarating celebration of life, accented with spirited storytelling designed to nourish the soul and empower the heart. - Ranny Green, Retired Pet Columnist for Seattle Times, Book Reviewer for Seattle Kennel Club.com
Sage was an overcomer! She was an inspiration and so filled with life. I loved hearing her adventures and how she taught others about learning to overcome challenges. The author's style was warming and personal.... After laughing, crying, smiling and then some more tears - -pass this gift to someone you love. I was blessed and continue to be blessed by Sage's journey. - Christina Grace Donato, blogger and book reviewer, http://www.christinawillreviewit.blogspot.com/
Devotions for Dog Lovers: Paw-sing for Time With God
Spend a few moments each day with God and a special dog, reflecting upon faith lessons taught by our canine companions. Each topical devotion features a correlating Scripture, a dog story, Biblical application to the story and topic, and life application for the reader as well as a concluding prayer. We'll journey through thankfulness, joy, love, faithfulness, grief, acceptance, and other pathways, as showcased in the lives of the author's dogs as well as others. These short 30-day reflections are a great way for you to relate your Christian faith to your love for dogs! Chapters include "Your ID Tag," "Stress Not," "Facing Your Giants," and "Senior Moments."
Testimonials & Reviews - Devotions for Dog Lovers: Paws-ing for Time with God: In this ambitious work, author Gayle Irwin reminds us of the dog's innate ability to understand and connect with us in a way no other animal can. Her canine stories are seamlessly intertwined with scripture to create a book that warms the heart. - Chris Lenihan, Pet Rescue Supporter and Dog Owner - Pocatello, ID
This book is a work of art - and a work of faith. Ms Irwin and I share two loves - a love of the Lord, our savior, and a love of animals, especially dogs. This beautiful book combines both. The prayers after each chapter are inspiring little treasures. A lovely, inspiring read! - Elizabeth Martin, Author, Sahra's Quest
This little book is the dearest, sweetest book I've ever read! I think it's wonderful Gayle loves Our Lord and animals--especially dogs--and can write so beautifully about both! - Marge Maloy, dog owner, Pennsylvania
Devotions for Dog Lovers 2: Sage Advice - Lessons from a Blind Dog and Other Canines I've Known
Follow-up to my first dog-lovers devotion book, this volume features 31 devotions, weaving stories about my dogs Sage, Cody, Mary, as well as other dogs I've met through friends and rescues; these stories are woven with Scripture themes and verses. Chapters include "Time to Pray," "Harmony in the Home," Easing the Past," and "How God Sees You." A wonderful way to build your faith and booster your love for dogs!
Testimonials & Reviews - Devotions for Dog Lovers 2: Gayle Irwin once again weaves real-life circumstances with Biblical passages to explore the connection between dogs, people and Christ for a daily devotional that is uplifting, rewarding and truly inspirational. - Mary Billiter, author of Not My Kid..., The XYZ Affair, A Man for All Seasons, and The Resort Romance series - Cheyenne, WY
(This book) will not only entertain you with tales of Gayle Irwin's dogs, but will connect with you on a spiritual level. - Neva Bodin, author, freelancer writer, and former president of Wyoming Writers, Inc. - Casper, WY
What a good reminder that God who has created all things sends us lessons through our pets. Definitely a good book for all animal lovers. - Sara Beer, RN - Casper, WY