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Author Rivadeneira, Caryn Dahlstrand, author.

Title Saints of feather and fang : how the animals we love and fear connect us to God / Caryn Rivadeneira.

Publication Info. Minneapolis : Broadleaf Books, [2022]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction-NEW  231.7 RIV    AVAILABLE
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Description viii, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174)
Contents Love. When God stirs the nest -- Rescue. The Lord is my sheepdog -- Vices and virtues. How pit bulls choose to love -- Delight. Building hedgehog highways -- Adaptability. Coyotes on the rebound -- Gut instinct. To put your snout to the sky -- Fear. How to pet a snake -- Creative abundance. Why the octopus changes color -- Curiosity. What kills the cat makes us love it -- Liminal places. Where the crows lead -- Redemption. Consider the donkeys.
Summary "From sheepdogs to wombats to coyotes to jellyfish, animals serve important biological roles in the world. But those who love animals know there's more. We know our connection to other creatures is more than fur, scale, or feather deep. In Saints of Feather and Fang, writer and lifelong animal lover Caryn Rivadeneira looks at the ways that animals--from the pets who share our homes to the mysterious creatures of the deep--serve as spiritual guides for our hearts, minds, and souls. Christian scripture teems with mammals, birds, and reptiles, and research on animals' sensory responses suggests that we not only care for our beloved animals but they, at times, care for us. A therapy pony who visits stroke victims, a rescued pit bull who shows restraint, hedgehogs that scurry down highways made just for them: these stories offer entrée to tender, whimsical, and deeply theological reflection on creaturely delight, instinct, curiosity, adaptation, fear, and awe. In them we discover and connect with the God who beckons, rescues, and shelters us with stretched-out wings."--publisher's website.
Subject Animals -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Human-animal relationships -- Religious aspects.
Added Title How the animals we love and fear connect us to God
ISBN 9781506472089
1506472087
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