Saturday, November 21, 2015

“Love, Animals & Miracles,” by Dr. Bernie Siegel

Dr. Bernie Siegel has long observed how relationships with animals have helped his patients, alleviating their suffering and heartbreak. Now, he’s gathered many inspiring true stories, including delightful tales from the “Siegel Family Zoo” where “squawks, purrs, chirrups, squeaks, barks, and so on” fill the house. Other stories reveal animals as teachers and messengers, doctors and nurses, healers and miracle workers, and often as guileless clowns. Bernie writes that animals are here to show us how to be nonjudgmental and live better, healthier lives. Let these stories teach you, and apply their lessons to your daily life. If you have an animal, an appreciation for the inspirational, or simply the need for a smile, you’ll treasure this celebration of animals as a source of love, wisdom, and miracles.

A portion of the publisher’s proceeds from this book will aid Ark Angel Society.

Retired surgeon Bernie S. Siegel speaks, writes, and runs support groups in his effort to empower patients. His books include Love, Medicine & Miracles and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul. He lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Freelance writer and editor Cynthia J. Hurn cowrote No Buddy Left Behind with Terry Crisp and The Art of Healing with Bernie S. Siegel. She lives in Somerset, England.


I am more than a little biased for “Love, Animals and Miracles,” because I was one of the contributors. The story of my Basset Hound, Gracie, and how she came to us was included in this anthology. Grace’s story is one of many; how with her big heart and unconditional love, she worked a miracle in all of us. I believe that one of the stories in Dr. Siegel’s book will touch your heart and maybe inspire you to open your life to the love of an animal. It will be one of the greatest loves you’ll ever know. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure Gracie thinks this is only the beginning of her road to fame!