Monday, September 8, 2008

Saturdays with Stella by Allison Pittman(AND GIVEAWAY)!

***Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a copy of this great book. Deadline is Monday September 15 at midnight.***


Summary:
Sometimes your best four-legged friend is also your best teacher. When you bring a new dog into your home, a wash of great joy can become a trial of perseverance as your furry pal chews, digs, yaps, and yes, piddles her way through every room in the house. Allison Pittman learned this all too well when she adopted a “tiny, shiny puppy of indefinable breed(s).” Stella wasted no time in turning her home upside-down as only a pup can. As could be expected, six weeks of obedience school covered the much needed basics–sit, stay, come, and down. What Allison didn’t expect was the spiritual benefit she would receive as each Saturday lesson revealed a fascinating metaphor. In this heart-warming, thoughtful, and often hilarious tribute to her beloved Stella, Allison Pittman shares how she came to understand what it means to follow the ultimate Master, including how to:
Sit!–at the feet of Jesus and listen for His voice
Drop It!–and let go of personal agendas
Come!–when it’s time to run in the right direction
Stay!–in God’s presence
In Saturdays with Stella, a slightly neurotic yet curiously adorable canine will not only capture your heart–she’ll show you how captivating you are to God.

My Review: I loved this book. It is a quick read at 166 pages but it will leave you thinking. I am not a dog lover but reading about Stella and Allison's analogies on our relationship with God really made sense. It touched me and I am not a huge animal lover. My sister and her cats live with me so I have become a lover of her cats but dogs have always scared me for some reason. My stepfather has a dog kinda like Stella and I will be making him read this book too. :) I highly recommend this book to animal lovers and not. Be ready to learn and laugh. :)



Author Bio:
Allison Pittman is the author of the three books in the popular Crossroads of Grace series. Before her life as a novelist, Allison spent sixteen years teaching high school English. A founding member and co president of the Christian Writer’s Group of the Greater San Antonio area, she devotes her time inspiring other writers to work toward their goals and sharpen their skills. Allison lives in Universal City , Texas with her husband Mike, their three sons, and Stella.

7 comments:

Mary said...

Saturdays with Stella sounds like the kind of book I love! Not just an enjoyable story but one that uplifts and encourages me in my faith. Please include me, thanks.

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sarahw said...

Sounds like a great book. i love stories where the main character owns a dog. please enter my name in the draw.
thanks,
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windycindy said...

Hi, I would enjoy this book immensely! I am an animal lover and dogs are right up there at the top of the list. My brother was a Veterinarian for over 30 years. I have had some very unusual pets in my life. My mom was a triplet and their names were Ella, Della and Stella Mae! Please enter me in your delightful book drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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Tara said...

This sounds like a fun book. I'd like to win.

Donna said...

Saturdays with Stella sounds like a really great book. I love dogs and I love to read. Please include me in your book drawing. Thanks!!

Vader's Mom said...

I would love the chance to read this one.

Thank you!

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Carolynn W. said...

I'm not much of a dog lover either but this book sounds great, thanks for the chance to win!