Wisdom From Wilbur

How My DOG Has Brought Me Closer to GOD

Christian - Non-Fiction
180 Pages
Reviewed on 06/20/2018
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Author Biography

Mandy Lawrence is a wife, nurse, and dog-lover who is passionate about the Good News of the Gospel. She has been a registered nurse for over 17 years, but she considers her "true calling" to be sharing God's message of love and hope through her writing and speaking ministry. Mandy is an award-winning author and a contributing author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She lives in North Carolina with her husband Shane and their four-legged baby, a mischievous weenie dog named Wilbur. Mandy prays that all who read this book will "know the love of Christ which passes knowledge" and "be filled with all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:19, NKJV).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Darin Godby for Readers' Favorite

Author Mandy Lawrence tells of her early life with various dogs that made huge impacts upon her. Later in life, after being married, she got the cutest little dachshund and named him Wilbur Wiggles. Soon the parallel of how Lawrence cares for Wilbur and how God loves and cares for His children is evident in the reading. A nice thought is how a dog is content to lie in their owner's lap, not worrying about what is happening around them; so we as Christians should be able to rest in the lap of God and not worry about the things around us. There is a strong emphasis on how the temptations of the devil blind a believer and make them give in to his wishes. An excellent illustration of the armor of God is used to help the reader better understand the importance of standing for what is right with the correct protection.

Wisdom From Wilbur: How My Dog Has Brought Me Closer To God is a well-written book that helps the reader to see that when we truly want to see God we can. He is always looking at us with tenderness, desiring for us to follow Him before correction should have to come our way. Animal lovers will especially appreciate this book, as one can draw from the warmth and joy of Wilbur. There are great stories and examples of God’s love for His children and how we could learn from such a sweet dog like Wilbur. Many scriptures back up this title's concept, and this would be an excellent gift for dog lovers and Christian readers.