Friday, February 03, 2017
The Dog Who Was There By Ron Marasco Review
No one expected Barley to have an encounter with the Messiah. He was homeless, hungry, and struggling to survive in first century Jerusalem. Most surprisingly, he was a dog. But through Barley’s eyes, the story of a teacher from Galilee comes alive in a way we’ve never experienced before.
Barley’s story begins in the home of a compassionate woodcarver and his wife who find Barley as an abandoned, nearly-drowned pup. Tales of a special teacher from Galilee are reaching their tiny village, but when life suddenly changes again for Barley, he carries the lessons of forgiveness and love out of the woodcarver’s home and through the dangerous roads of Roman occupied Judea.
On the outskirts of Jerusalem, Barley meets a homeless man and petty criminal named Samid. Together, Barley and his unlikely new master experience fresh struggles and new revelations. Soon Barley is swept up into the current of history, culminating in an unforgettable encounter with the truest master of all as he bears witness to the greatest story ever told.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's review- So you have a dog and he is there through just about everything, he has a set of small journeys but never goes too far. The book has this dog has the main character and as such changes the story to include a younger audience. Obviously it is lines with Jesus and a biblical account of some kind. If you like stories where a dog is the lead and you are reading through it, then this is going to be great.