THE LITTLE-KNOWN HISTORY OF ANIMALS IN CHRISTIANITY
HOW SAINTS INTERACTED WITH ANIMALS
WITH STORIES FROM THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, AND FROM ALL MAJOR CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS
The life of saints is usually associated with spectacular miracles, their courageous testimony of the Christian faith or with outstanding compassion towards their fellow humans. But who knows how some of them extended their love for God’s creatures to animals and pets? This book tells the wonderful story of saints whose lives and legends are closely linked to animals. From Noah’s Ark to the allegory of the good shepherd, from Saint Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds to Saint Seraphim of Sarov feeding a bear, you will discover how holiness and a life devoted to prayer also embraces the animal world, and all of God’s creations.
185 x 215 mm (71⁄4 x 81⁄2 in)
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