Synopses & Reviews
Joan Chittister, one of our leading inspirational writers, invites us to embrace and celebrate the deep bond between humans and animals. 'Two Dogs and a Parrot' offers both heart-warming stories and thought-provoking reflections about sharing life with an animal companion. The relationships we form with animalswith dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, and other petsare full of joys and rewards. Our companion animals draw us out of ourselves and show us what it truly means to be alive. They teach us to accept lifes struggles and to cherish its pleasures and the importance of being able to accept ourselves and respect others. They help us to find purpose and meaning in what we do, and to overcome challenges and setbacks. In our treasured animals we observe varying degrees of excitement and play, of love and fear. And we realize their beautiful uniqueness, their sensitivities and strong sense of purpose.
Whether we have an animal companion, long to have a pet or love someone who does, or cherish animals and nature, 'Two Dogs and a Parrot' will speak to us all. It illuminates the significance of sharing our lives with a pet and celebrates the great gift of animals in our world.
PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and "THE GIFT OF YEARS":
Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time.”KAREN ARMSTRONG
Its the best book I have read on the subject of aging, a dazzling work radiant with gems of insight on every page.”ANDREW GREELEY, on 'The Gift of Years'
'The Gift of Years' brims with insight, pluck, verve, and courage.”HELEN PREJEAN
Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage.” LIBRARY JOURNAL
This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
About the Author
is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. Her many books include the bestseller The Gift of Years