I’m excited to announce the pending release of my newest book, The Grace of Dogs.
In The Grace of Dogs, I draw on biology, history, theology, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), and paleontology to trace how in our mutual evolution, humans and dogs have so often helped each other to become more fully ourselves. I explore questions like: Do dogs have souls? Is it accurate to say that dogs “love” us? What do psychology and physiology say about why we react to dogs in the way that we do? The Grace of Dogs paints a vivid picture of how, beyond sentimentality, the dog-human connection can legitimately be described as “spiritual”–as existing not for the sake of gain, but for the unselfish desire to be with and for the other, and to remind us that we are persons worthy of love and able to share love. This book is for any parent whose kids have asked if they’ll see Fido in Heaven, or who has looked their beloved dog in the face and wondered what’s going on in there. I hope you find it to be an illuminating and heartfelt read that will change how you understand man’s best friend.
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