God Of All Creation by James Robison

God Of All Creation

Book Review – God Of All Creation by James Robison

Are you an animal lover? Do you enjoy reading stories that strengthen your faith and deepen your relationship with God? Then today you are in for a treat! I’d like to introduce you to God Of All Creation by James Robison. As its subtitle notes, it is filled with Life Lessons From Pets And Wildlife and, in a nutshell, it is one of the most delightful books I’ve read this year!

God of All Creation contains a series of 28 vignettes that reveal important truths the author has learned about himself, life, and God as a result of his relationship with Princess – an 11 year old miniature dachshund that James fell in love with when she was only 6 weeks old.

The author paints poignant portraits of Princess throughout the book and uses these as well as other pet and animal stories as the basis for the insights he shares.

For instance, in the chapter entitled Created With A Purpose, James reflects on how dachshunds were bred for a specific purpose (badger hunting) and how straying from that purpose (i.e., chasing armadillos and white-tailed deer) puts them in harm’s way. He observes that dog owners have to fine tune their dogs natural instincts… for example, bird dogs need to learn how to tune out their desire to chase after all birds and to react only to specific birds. He notes:

If a dog can be trained to act according to its purpose
And not get sidetracked,
How much more should we learn to live
The kind of life God designed for us?

As much as we want to pursue the things
That will distract us from our purpose,
Certainly we can learn to look past them and
See a better way to live.

James paints a vivid picture of Matthew 6:26 throughout the book as he unveils the many ways God reveals Himself to us through our pets, nature and wildlife:

Look at the birds of the air;
They do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
And yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?

As a pet guardian and animal lover, I truly relate to this book. I often reflect in amazement on how much I love the pets that God has blessed me with… and how my love is only a drop in the bucket compared to how much God loves me.

I found that the stories and lessons that James shared rang true and were insightful without being overly preachy, sentimental, or cloying.

The beautiful illustrations that are scattered throughout the book illuminate the stories and add to one’s reading pleasure.

Overall Rating
Five Out Of Five Stars

About James Robison

James Robison, Betty & Princess

James Robison is the founder and president of Life Outreach International, a worldwide Christian relief organization, and the host of Life Today, a popular syndicated television show that reaches more than three hundred million homes worldwide.

James is also the author of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Indivisible and Living in Love, which he wrote with Betty, his wife of nearly fifty years.

When James is not writing or pursuing ministerial duties, he enjoys observing and photographing both domestic and wild animals.

James and Betty have three children, eleven grandchildren, and one spoiled miniature dachshund, Princess.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

13 Responses to “God Of All Creation by James Robison”

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  1. Angie says:

    I found you on “faith filled friday” and & am your newest “linky” follower. My website is
    godsgrowinggarden.com
    if you wanted to follow back.
    Thanks
    Angie

  2. This sounds like a great read! I’ll have to check it out!

    Visiting from SITS! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  3. Mom was so excited about this, that she went straight to her Kindle and bought this delightful sounding book! We want to thank you, as she will spent hours reading…hours that she could spent petting us. MOL!

    Purrs and mews,
    BoBo and Mi-Mi

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      I’m so delighted to hear that you’ll be reading this book! Would love to hear your thoughts when you are through!
      Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Anne Kimball says:

    Hi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Mom’s Mingle Monday.

    I was just looking for something new to read. This looks perfect!

    Thanks for posting this. I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  5. Cheryl says:

    Stopping by from Mom’s Monday Mingle to say hi!!

    Cheryl
    http://www.naptimeisthenewhappyhour.com

  6. Elie says:

    Sounds like an inspirational read!

  7. Tracey M
    Twitter: MusingsMonroes
    says:

    I am so excited to have found your blog! I am part of Bloggy Moms and found you on the Aloha linkup today. Everything on this blog resonates in my heart. One thing especially; I love cats and actually owned a beautiful Maine Coone-ish cat that yours remind me of .

    I can’t wait to dive deeper into your categories (art, recipes) and especially books. I’m already scouring the internet for “God of All Creation”. I love animal stories and read all books by James Harriot (for example) but love the Christ-centered focus this book brings. I have a lot more browsing to do here, and now have you in my RSS feed. Can’t wait to read more 😉

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