The Dog Who Was There
By Ron Marasco / Thomas Nelson
The Dog Who Was There, by Ron MarascoDuring first century Jerusalem, Barley is a dog who lives in the home of a compassionate woodcarver and his wife, who rescued him when he was abandoned as a puppy. Through his eyes, the story of Jesus comes alive as never before.
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The Dog who was There is a fictional story from the view of a dog during the time of Jesus’ ministry and crucifixion. The Dog who was There demonstrates love, hurt, sin, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. A dog leads many lives, through these marvelous pages, within his one lifetime. Good times and bad times alternate his journies just like a roller coaster ride. There are many characteristics which he meets along the way, each one adding wisdom to his plate of knowledge.
The Dog who was There became a favorite read and page-turner for me. My heart warmed with joy as well as sobbed with sadness. The teachings of Jesus are mentioned and examples are given within the story itself. I would love to have a dog like Barley.