Praise for Blessing of the Animals (ISBN 1402729677)
"Blessing of the Animals is a most welcomed resource for celebrating the deep reciprocal relationships that humans form with a wide variety of nonhuman animals. Stories, prayers, poems, and ceremonies filled with respect, compassion, and love honor the place that animal beings play in human lives."
Mark Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals & editor of The Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of our Connections with Animals.
"Poignant, powerful, yet surprisingly playful, Blessing of the Animals is a heartwarming blend of timeless tradition, sparkling wit, and contemporary celebrations of all animals wild and tame. Highly recommended."
Katherine Blanc, author of Bad Puppy's Guide to Life and Bad Kitty's Guide to Life.
"Books on ritual and ceremony are far too rare as it is, but rarer still---and so of even greater value---is this unique collection of prayers, blessings, and ceremonies for animals, and for the humans who love and cherish them. I suggest reading this at one sitting, straight through, to completely saturate your mind with the notion of animal ceremony and ritual. Then, go back and savor each image and word. With this book, Diana offers encouragement to all of us who would honor our animal family members at the critical junctures of their lives with us. Comings, leavetakings, births, illnesses, times of special joy---all these are moments to mark with ritual, and Diana gives us all the tools we need to create our own blessings for the animals. What a gift!"
Susan Chernak McElroy, best-selling author of Animals as Teachers & Healers: True Stories & Reflections and Why Buffalo Dance: Animal & Wilderness Meditations Through the Seasons.
"As we continue to treat pets like family members, it would stand to reason that we would want to share and involve them in our spiritual beliefs and our religious ceremonies. Diana L. Guerrero's wonderful book confirms that we are all God's creatures, and she provides us with insight as to how to include them in a very special and private part of our lives."
Charlotte Reed, author of Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette
"Clever and brimming with ideas on how to honor and bless our furred, feathered, scaled, and finned friends. An enjoyable, heartwarming MUST READ for animal lovers!"
Karen Mehringer, author of Sail Into Your Dreams: 8 Steps to Living a More Purposeful Life.
"Diana L Guerrero's expertise shines through in this wonderful book that celebrates the traditions and wonders of animal blessings. This is a must read for animal enthusiasts."
Lee Edward Fodi, author and illustrator of Kendra Kandlestar & the Box of Whispers and Corranda's Crown
"Blessing of the Animals is a priceless collection of ceremonies and blessings to the emerging field of Animal Chaplaincy. I am chair of The Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains and we immediately added it to the syllabus in our training program for new Chaplains. Personally, I heartily reccommend this wonderful book to anyone interested in animals and spirituality. Whether you are in an animal-related profession, are crazy about your companion animal friends, or know someone else who is, you will find inspiration and practical uses for the many delightful blessings in this book. Blessing of the Animals is a MUST READ for all animal lovers, spiritual seekers, and those who serve them."
Chaplain Nancy Cronk, founder and chair of the Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains
Animal Lover's Gift
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