Always By My Side

Author: Edward Grinnan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501156497
Size: 53.92 MB
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The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the “heartfelt, honest, lovely” (New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz) story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him on his long-term path of recovery from addiction—with a foreword by Debbie Macomber. From the moment his new golden retriever puppy jumped into his arms, Edward Grinnan and his wife, Julee, were in love with her. Edward didn’t know it yet, but Millie would change his life. In this moving memoir, Edward Grinnan writes about his life with Millie—from their first joyous meeting through her struggle with cancer. Edward shares how her sensitivity, unconditional love, and innate goodness helped him discover those qualities in himself and put his complicated past in perspective. Edward also shares the lessons he has learned from other dogs he’s loved—like Pete, a poodle his father bought him in the wake of his brother’s death; Rudy, who introduced him to his wife; Sally Browne, a mischievous cocker spaniel who befriended the homeless in his neighborhood; and Marty, a hundred-pound Labrador whose behavioral issues challenged his and Julee’s marriage—as well as lessons he’s learned from the celebrated dog stories in Guideposts magazine. Poignant and insightful, Always By My Side is an inspiring book that explores the unbreakable bond between man and dog, revealing how faith shapes our love for our dogs, and how our dogs shape our faith.

The Dungeon Of My Soul

Author: Miracle Kelly
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595804810
Size: 30.22 MB
Format: PDF
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Terry is an innocent three-year-old when an older cousin sexually molests her. Confused, afraid, and unsure where to turn, Terry keeps her secret to herself, reluctant to tell any of her six siblings or her parents. With a military father, an unhappy mother, and a loving grandmother, Terry grows up wondering where she fits in, especially when she feels that she should have been born a boy and not a girl. Her turbulent relationship with her mother only fuels her desire to withdraw and find answers to the questions that torment her. In the midst of it all, she strives to keep peace in a family deteriorating from divorce. But the loss of her grandmother at the age of ten changes the direction of her life. Terry struggles with her faith, wondering how God could have taken away the most prolific person in her life. She self appoints herself as protector of both younger siblings also being targeted by another relative as well. Questioning when will it all end?