Book Reviews and Testimonials
Pawz and Pray
Short Reflections about God, Life, and the Dog’s I Love!
by Leila Grandemange
Leila’s book has been a true inspiration to me. It makes you focus on what’s really important in life. The author gives us great examples on how we can have a closer walk with God by following the lead that our pets give us in their everyday life. “Pawz and Pray” encourages us to put our worry and anxiety aside and take time to enjoy the things God has put right in front of us. This book has touched my heart in an indescribable way. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and wants to have a closer connection to our Heavenly Father.
—Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – June 2014, The Royal Spaniels Magazine
St. Francis of Assisi preached that it was the duty of mankind to protect and enjoy nature as both stewards of God’s creation and as creatures themselves. In Pawz and Pray Leila Grandemange shares both her devotion to dogs and her love of God in a warm tapestry of observations, narratives, quotations and biblical extracts. She illustrates so clearly how sharing love and caring for animals can be so richly rewarding, enhancing the lives of both ourselves and our beloved pets. Beautifully illustrated, this is indeed a trove of profound inspiration.
—Dennis Homes, author, musician, dog breeder
Pawz and Pray is like the sweetest of warm hugs from your favorite family member. I want to give it more than 5 stars. This is a book that leaves you feeling so much better for having read it. The author seamlessly and beautifully weaves relationships with our dogs with our relationships with God. Let me emphasize “seamlessly” – it is brilliantly written. The color photos are exquisite and complement the text beautifully.
The range of different topics in Pawz and Pray belies the simple premise of “comparing our relationships with our dogs to that with God”… war dogs, homeless people, recovering from surgery, dog (and child) training, lost and found, just to name a few. This book leaves no stone unturned!
I loaned my copy of Pawz and Pray to a friend who is “a cat lady and atheist” thinking it might help her with her severe depression. She said the book “helped her a lot” as we proceeded to discuss several of the many topics covered in the book. I’ve ordered two more copies to give as gifts to friends, and am sure I will order more.
This is a book for the lifetimes, to occupy a special place on your bookshelf or bedside table. It is a book to cherish, embrace, and share with those you love. Yes, it really does need more than 5 stars.
— Sally Henderson
Just finished reading “Pawz and Pray” for the second time! Inspirational author Leila Grandemange created this wonderful devotional, intertwining scripture with everyday life and love with our furry companions. Her stories, wisdom and photo illustrations allow the reader to enjoy and reflect about what is truly important in life. I just LOVE how she connects God and Dog! Four Pawz Up! (This would make a great gift as well).
— from Cali
This little book is a gem and a joy to read……beautifully written from the author’s heart, with passages from the Bible and wonderful photos that illustrate the messages. What better way for us to learn how to have a closer relationship with God than by observing our dogs, who teach us about unconditional love, loyalty, trust, faith, gratitude….and how to live in the present and cherish every moment. This book truly resonated with me and moved me to tears. I loved reading it, and will surely read it many more times…..it’s a real treasure.
—From Renee P.
What a wonderful collection of inspirational perspectives on life. The author has an amazing gift for expressing what is really most important. This book is pertinent whether you are an animal lover or not. However, as a ‘dog-guy’ I particularly enjoy the connection Leila makes between God, animals and how to live a fulfilling life. Easy to read and very well written. Will make for a wonderful gift.
— from Dan M.
I enjoyed “Pawz and Pray” so much, I bought two to give to friends! As a huge dog lover, and follower of God, I could identify with so many of the life lessons which were so beautifully recorded in Leila’ s book. With her use of rich symbolism to describe God’s amazing love for us, she speaks a language my heart understands.
— from Michelle S.
Absolutely love this book! Leila has such an amazing sweet spirit about her and it shows through this book that she has so lovingly written.
—from Judy V.
Leila’s heart and soul pours out on to the pages as she writes about the bond between humans, pets, and God. You will be touched and inspired by this book. A lovely book to read as well as a gift for someone special!
—from Barbara K.
Leila, I can’t wait to be able to buy your book. I think it will be a great success. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful expertise with the rest of us. God has led you to do this project. I feel that you have HIS blessings and that this book will inspire all who read it. Hugs, Lucy
—from Lucy Kay
Leila, I like several others, have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this very heart-felt book. I pray our Lord’s blessing on this project and that it will touch many people. May we never look at our dogs the same! To God be all the Glory! Karen
— from Karen