If you have been struggling with an idea for a book which reflects your Christian principles, while being entertaining, you may want to consider a story or compilation stories based upon your time with a pet. These are unique stories that you share of love and companionship, that animal lovers around the world will all want to read.
There are a number of books that are based on pets and still portray Christian values. A beloved dog exemplifies loyalty and blind trust, something those of us with faith must do everyday. Compile a number of entertaining tales of you and your dogs adventures, or look at your life through his eyes and tell one long story of devotion.
Years ago a story was told to me about one of our church members who had recently bought a new home with a large yard. He had a young Collie and very much wanted that pet to enjoy the freedom of the outside world after having spent years in a small apartment.
The trouble began when he proposed the idea of a fence to his wife, who did not want to ruin the look of the house’s exterior. They agreed on a wireless fence pet containment system and after looking over reviews, chose one that had great ratings but was within their budget.
Now this man dug a trench around his whole yard, installed the wiring and put the collar on his Collie. It worked out fantastic until one day the electricity went out. Forgetting about the fences limitations, the Collie was let out and upon sensing the “fence” was no longer there, took off running.
It was only a few hours later that the couple got a call from their former neighbors at the apartment complex, letting them know that their dog was pawing at the door. All the Collie had wanted, was to go back to where she was familiar even though the new was such an improvement.
This type of tale would have made a great Christian story, tying it in with our need for the familiar in times of hardship. How when faced with a struggle we turn back to the Bible and our faith in the church. Look for these types of stories with your own pet. Maybe they have shown a love for all life by befriending a cat, or as with another of my friend’s dogs, a chicken. Dogs take the Christian philosophy of love thy neighbor very seriously.
Engaging and enlightening Christian readings are too few and far between. If you have an interest in publishing a book that is true to your values, consider the stories your pet has to tell.