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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

God of All Creation by James Robison

Can God's creatures provide us with inspiration and spiritual insight?  Are there lessons we can learn from our pets?  Author James Robison seems to think so, for that's the entire message of his book, God of All Creation, a collection of short devotions based on lessons he learned from pets and wildlife.  Robison recounts profound insights about trusting in the Master, listening for the Master's voice, heeding directions, being on guard and so much more.  Each story is entertaining and educational.

I first heard about Robison's book through a friend who was reviewing it.  She wanted to let me know how much the book reminded her of my own devotional book, 'Paws'itively Divine:  Devotions for Dog Lovers.  After reading just a couple of chapters, I, too, noticed the similarities.  That being the case, I immensely enjoyed the book.  I'm ever mindful of the many lessons I've learned from my two dogs, so I can totally relate to Robison's accounts.  God has created a huge world for us to enjoy but also to learn from.  There are no accidents or coincidences, so I firmly believe that there are lessons all around us to be learned.  Sometimes we just need to pay better attention.

The short nature of each devotion made it easy to read a little each day.  But no matter how much or little I read, I always walked away with much to meditate on.  I also thoroughly enjoyed the picture sketches throughout the book.  They added life and character to the pages and enriched the heart-warming tales.  All in all, this book was an inspiration, and I highly recommend it, especially to animal lovers.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Waterbrook Multnomah book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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