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  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: SpiritBooks (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983495602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983495604
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,230,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm a recovering academic who has come to love story more than history. Now I write fiction rather than scholarly books, since I think imaginative writing can carry a deeper truth than can a list of events and dates. Years ago, I translated the poetry of Fortunatus, a sixth-century Italian poet. During the decades of my university teaching, I began to wonder how this classically trained aesthete survived and flourished in the barbaric Merovingian north of France. Improbably, Fortunatus wound up as a saint, guided by the radiant St. Radegund, who was also a great political force in this ferocious time. I found that King Sigibert and his Spanish-born Queen, Brunhild, eventually morphed into the Siegfried and Brunhild of legend. The original doomed lovers fought to hold their kingdom against a proto-feudal nobility and the wiles of a particularly nasty piece of work, Fredegund, the harlot-queen of Sigibert's older brother. Like people in our own sensate, God-bereft era, these largely forgotten people struggled to keep their faith alive in the face of almost unimaginable cruelty. In this experimental historical novel, the same events are viewed from three different perspectives--the poet's, the warrior's, and the saint's. During their chaotic age, the seeds of modern Europe were sown. I think people a thousand years from now will look back at the upheavals and suffering of our own time, seeing the first signs of a global revolution in technology, socio-political innovation, and new ways of expressing religious faith.

While I was writing The Ring and the Cross, I also wrote a very different book for people of all ages, Yeshua's Dog. I call it "A Gospel Love Story" because it captures the central message of Jesus: unconditional love and forgiveness. The book is simple and not at all intellectual. Maybe all those walks on the wild Oregon coast with my dogs have worked their magic on me and given me some insight into what it is just to live and be at peace. Dogs, I've found, are great teachers of joy in the moment. I am grateful to have them in my life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dede T. R. on August 26, 2011
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A few friends were eyeing this book while I was reading, but I wouldn't give it up until I had read cover to cover. Cherum, the little stray dog, won me over from the first in his journey with the Master. The familiar and beloved story we know so well is given through what I find to be a refreshing and warmly insightful lens. As uncomplicated as the love of a dog may be, it is deep, and the author tells a wonderful tale of love, loyalty, and friendship through the heart of a dog.

The empathy expressed by Cherum in this gentle tale fulfills something in us which we all long for. It reminds us, yes, it really is okay to love that simply, that deeply--even today in the rush and sophistication of modern life.

I found myself touched and moved personally by this little dog's story. And because it moved me, I am encouraged enough to hope that perhaps we've grown as a species over the last two thousand years to actually "stay awake" when the Master asks.

I predict that Yeshua's Dog will become an enduring family novel that can proudly hold its own next to any classic on the bookshelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan C. Church on August 9, 2011
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Yeshua's dog is a beautiful retelling of the Gospel stories in a unique and accessible format. It gets to the heart of the Gospel story in a way that allows children (and adults) to enter into the life of Jesus in a fanciful, engaging and profound way. Particularly helpful is the way in which the author retells the passion and resurrection stories. Dog lover - God lover or both, this is great read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Parker on August 4, 2011
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This little book is a very touching spin on the teachings of Jesus that re-frames historic biblical moments in a reverent way. Jesus heals a stray dog who becomes a loyal disciple to his spiritual teacher. The tender message of love and devotion they share on their earthly and heavenly paths is inspirational to readers young and old. I'd enjoy reading more stories like this from the author.
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The moment I heard of this earthy book about a dog and Jesus, my first thought was, "Well, of COURSE Jesus would have a loyal, loving dog! Why wouldn't he? How else could he have coped with all the turmoil in his life?"

So why wasn't the dog mentioned in the New Testament? Probably because Jesus' followers were jealous of the tender, wise relationship between wondrous man and wondrous dog. Who among them could compete with that? The dog, after all, interprets devotion to his master in a very literal way, making human followers look pretty shabby in comparison.

This book is funny and compassionate. You don't have to be either a Christian or a dog-lover to delight in it -- I'm not Christian and actually prefer cats (although if I were wandering around the Holy Land, a dog would make a far better companion than any of my 5 cats). I'm still in the midst of reading the book, going slowly because I don't want it to end. It's a "keeper."
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