Wordless Wednesday – A Dog’s Purpose


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Happy New Year and welcome to our week-long Wordless Wednesday Party at Create With Joy! Are you ready for a new year of photographic fun and story-telling, with a few new features sprinkled in for your pleasure?

This year, I’m participating in the 2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge. As I discover noteworthy books throughout the year, I’ll be sure to share my favorite animal-themed recommendations with you!

To kick off the year, I’d like to introduce you to A Dog’s Purpose – a book that has received acclaim as an IndieBound NEXT Great Read and Library Journal starred reviews, is taught in schools in all 50 states from Middle School to College Level, and is hitting the big screen on January 27, 2017.

There’s tons of fun stuff on the Dog’s Purpose website for children and educators to enjoy. In the meantime, here’s a few details about the book!

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron


Have you ever wondered why you’re here on Earth and what your purpose is in life?

Would it surprise you to learn that dogs ask themselves these existential questions too?

In A Dog’s Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron shares the heartwarming, humorous and insightful story of an endearing dog who finds himself being reborn as different dogs in different families over the course of several lives as he searches for his meaning and purpose.

Bruce and Tucker

Bruce and His Rescue Dog Tucker

As the author explores the unbreakable bonds between people and pets and the intrinsic value in every living creature, this New York Times and USA Today bestseller will find its way into the hearts of dog and non-dog people alike!

Be sure to pick up your copy of A Dog’s Purpose now so that you can see how the movie compares to the book when it releases on January 27!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Movie Trailer: A Dog’s Purpose

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of January 3, 2017

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47 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – A Dog’s Purpose”

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  1. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Sounds interesting, I liked the photos especially Bruce and His Rescue Dog Tucker aww heheh!

    All the best for 2017 🙂

  2. Carol says:

    Thanks for the link up. Hope you have a wonderful day, Joy.

  3. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover … but that one is super cute! Happy New Year. ^.^

  4. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    I can’t wait to see that movie! As you know I am a dog lover! Our 7 dogs are family! hugs and Happy New Year friend!

  5. AJ Thompson says:

    I will have to look for that book!

  6. Amanda
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Happy New Year! Have a wonderful week and stay warm.

  7. Friday Feature Linky
    Twitter: Myllls

    How sweet the story abut a Dogs Purpose, I love stories about animals and sometimes they make me tear up.

    Thanks for hosting, Happy New Year!!!

  8. Looks like a great heart warming movie.

  9. meowmeowmans says:

    This book sounds wonderful, Ramona. Definitely adding it to my reading list! 🙂

    Happy New Year to you, Tsunami and Magellan. And thank you for hosting.


  10. Marie Moody
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Awwwww I definitely have to see the movie. I’m a dog person for sure, but I’m trying to find a new one I’d like to give a dog a home that has none, but I’d like to get a little dog just for me… like a teacup dog or pug or my friend told me today about a bichon pooch and they are soooooooo adorable… I miss my dog soooooo much… 🙁

  11. That looks like a good read, Tsunami and Megallan. We think that doggies are here to show us how to live in the present, just like we cats do and to think with our heart. Doggies are very loyal and they love you unconditionally and their purpose is to teach us to be the same. We hope the book is available in our Country, we would love to read it!
    Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy New Year to you all and for a wonderful day 🙂 <3

  12. Megs says:

    OH, I love this!!!! I feel the same way about my puppy, Cherry. I know she was meant for our family, and she has become such an amazing part of our lives. Such a gift and a blessing!
    Happy Wednesday!

  13. Very interesting. I might have to check it out.

  14. Thanks for hosting!! Looking forward to meeting new people!!

  15. Looks like a great read, would need the tissues for that one for sure. Bruce’s rescue dog, Tucker is so adorable.

  16. Thanks for hosting the hop! So much inspiration to start a new year off right

  17. Star Traci says:

    I just saw the trailer for this film and it looks wonderful. I will have to check out the book.
    Happy 2017!

  18. Robin says:

    This book sounds truly heartwarming! I love books about pets. 🙂 It is nice to read about happy relationships.

  19. Thank you for the movie trailer clip! I’m off to find the book on Amazon. The movie looks pawsome!

  20. Lisa Ehrman says:

    Sounds very interesting! Thanks for linking up at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

  21. Let me know if you’d like to add my book The Returns to your reading list! I’d be happy to send you a copy. You can read more about it on my blog. Let me know. ☺ Thanks for joining the Pet Parade.

  22. speedyrabbit says:

    Sounds a great book,I wonder if the movie will get release here,Happy New Year,xx Speedy

  23. This looks incredible! Thank you for sharing … I’d never heard of it.

  24. Ellen Pilch says:

    I saw the movie advertised on TV and it looks great.

  25. Isn’t Tucker a gem, he looks such a loving dog!!

    Happy Sunday Selfie,

    The Dash Kitten Crew

  26. Sounds like this will transfer well to the big screen. We like this sort of adventure cum educational story so will definitely be looking out for the book, maybe even the movie…
    Purrs ERin

  27. I’m stopping by from the Mommy Monday linkup. I didn’t know that this movie was based on a book! I’ve got to find it. 🙂

  28. Kimm at Reinvented says:

    Sounds like such a sweet book! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

  29. Michelle Miller
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    I love the preview for this movie. I had forgotten it was based on a book. I want to see the movie, but I know, as with all animal related movies, it will be happy and sad at the same time.

  30. Greg Rumble says:

    Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know there was a book until finding your post. Can’t wait to see the movie!

  31. This sounds like a beautiful book!

  32. I have read both of these amazing books by this incredible author. Waiting to see the movie with my Kleenex in hand. The second book was harder for me to get through. A dear bloggy friend gave me the first book, this one based on the movie, when our youngest daughter lost her little Roxanne, a chihuahua rescue. It comforted all of us in my house.
    Your words are wise here and it is always a pleaseure to stop by and say hello.
    May your weekend be filled with goodness and many blessing. Thank you for sharing. xo

  33. I didn’t know this was a book until recently. I’ve definitely wanted to see the movie! Thank you for linking up with the LMMLinkup!

  34. Aw, this sounds so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing over at Friday Frivolity 🙂

  35. I didn’t actually realize that it was a book first. Thanks so much for sharing and for joining us each week at Share The Wealth Sunday!


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