The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home—and forever changed a family. Rachel anne Ridge was at the end of her rope. And then Flash the donkey showed up. If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, frightened, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, this wasn’t it.
Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances Flash the Donkey #ad - . She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. She brought flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour—and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most. Prepare to fall in love with flash: a quirky, a deafening bray, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, a personality as big as Texas, and a story you’ll never forget.
The local sheriff dismissed Flash as “worthless. But rachel didn’t believe that, and she couldn’t turn him away. The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it.
Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your PathTyndale Momentum #ad - Sometimes you find it next to a trusted friend along an old, well-trodden path. Readers will be clamoring for more. Publishers weekly on FlashJust when you think it’s the end of your story. And sometimes, a bristled mane, grace has fuzzy ears, and hope for a new start. Join rachel anne ridge, author of the beloved memoir Flash, in a journey back to the pasture.
Now, meet henry and join him on a walk that could change everything about how you hope, trust, and move forward from past regrets. Grace shows up. Sometimes it arrives as a moment of joy in the middle of despair. As she adopts a second rescue donkey as a little brother for Flash—a miniature named Henry—she finds that walking with donkeys has surprising lessons to teach us about prayer, renewing our faith, and connecting to God in fresh ways.
Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path #ad - Readers all over the world fell in love with Flash and with Rachel’s thoughtful, funny, and poignant stories about what life with a donkey can teach you.
Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to SeeTyndale Momentum #ad - A rescue group found Joey nearly dead from starvation—and blind. Then he came to hope reins—a ranch dedicated to helping hurting kids who had been abused, emotionally wounded, or unwanted. A touching tale. Kirkus reviewsThe heartwarming true story of a blind horse named Joey. At the height of his show career, strength, this beautiful Appaloosa’s majestic stature, and willingness to work made him the perfect partner.
Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See #ad - By teaching these children to care for rescued animals, the Hope Reins staff were convinced they could reach kids with love and hope and show them that we are never forgotten by God. But could the financially struggling ranch afford to take care of a blind horse that no one else wanted? Could Joey somehow learn to trust people even though the world had hurt him so badly? And what would happen—to Joey, and Hope Reins—if they failed?A true story of friendship destined to become a classic, the kids, Joey will touch your heart and reveal the power of finding light in the darkness.
But when an injury cost joey his show career, he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately experiencing severe abuse and neglect.
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of CompassionBallantine Books #ad - Weak and malnourished, he needed near constant care, but Jon was determined to help him heal. Simon’s recovery was far from easy. Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. In the great tradition of heroes—from don quixote to shrek—who faced the world in the company of their donkeys, Jon came to understand compassion and mercy in a new light, not just to animals, learning to open up “not just to Simon, but to the human experience.
In this heartfelt, and inspiring memoir, thoughtful, Simon, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. Jon and maria decided to take him in. As simon’s health improved, take him on walks, read to him, Jon would feed him by hand, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend.
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion #ad - But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. This radically different perspective on kindness and empathy led Jon to a troubled border collie from Ireland in need of a home, a blind pony who had lived outside in a pasture for fifteen years, and a new farm for him and Maria.
An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, Maria, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, would be willing to adopt him. An enjoyable and thoughtful work.
Flash the Donkey Makes New FriendsTyndale Kids #ad - Flash the donkey makes new Friends is the heartwarming story of a not-so-ordinary donkey who needs a special place to belong. Children will fall in love with Flash the Donkey as they learn the value of true friendship and what it means to be a good friend to others. Hee-haw! a stray donkey with a penchant for inventions is taken in by a mismatched collection of barnyard friends.
Flash is the inquisitive type who loves to invent things and solve problems, but his curiosity sometimes gets him into trouble! With the help of his new-found friends—Jed the Goat, Carson the Pig, and Ruby the Chicken—Flash manages to turn problems into adventures and learns valuable lessons along the way.
Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends #ad - Inspired by rachel anne ridge’s memoir flash, named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Summer Books of 2015, kids will fall in love with this endearing donkey as they learn to appreciate the value of true friendship.
The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic WorldBloomsbury USA #ad - . And slowness with memory and confronting, " observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. As merrifield contemplates literature, gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, truth, and beauty amid the French countryside, science, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it.
A literary ode to peace, presence, and fulfillment inspired by a walk taken with a most surprising creature. The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance. With that purpose in mind-a search for slowness and tranquility, Gribouille, Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne.
Smart Ass: How a Donkey Challenged Me to Accept His True Nature & Rediscover My OwnNew World Library #ad - Walk with winslow and caleb the donkey through training traumas, and humiliating races, expert-baffling antics, undeniable gifts: a willingness to be true to himself no matter the circumstances, to trust, and share in Winslow’s gradual understanding of Caleb’s true, and to forgive. How do you resolve a midlife crisis? margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City, answered a for-sale ad for a “Large White Saddle Donkey.
Hilarity ensued, along with life-threatening injuries and spirit-enriching insight. As she and caleb learn to thrive, you’ll learn the importance of being true to your own pure and powerful self.
Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and GraceTyndale Momentum #ad - And showed her owner how. Amazing furry lessons from a dog’s lifeyou’ll be enthralled by this story of a man and his lovable Labrador retriever, Hannah, grace, and what their canine friendship can show us about life, and long walks in the park. Hannah was Dave’s best friend. As he wrote about his canine friend, kindness, grace, he soon realized that Hannah was an able and furry mentor of faith, and forgiveness.
Through hannah’s antics, God was preparing Dave for life itself. You won’t want to miss this heartwarming tale of a dog who knew how to live. The lessons were invaluable: from being present to trusting the master. When hannah lived well past the expected time frame, Dave started to see that the insights he was gaining were more than just journal entries about a family pet.
Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace #ad - He couldn’t imagine starting a day without her tail wagging an energetic greeting, her body wiggling with sheer gratitude when her food dish was filled, and her unbridled enthusiasm for tennis balls. How she fit three tennis balls in her mouth at once he’ll never know. So when dave first learned of hannah’s cancer diagnosis, he decided to take whatever time he had left with Hannah to cherish the moments and capture his thoughts in a journal.
Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse FarmThomas Nelson #ad - Explore the timeless wisdom of God's Word through this beautiful horse devotional. Horses nuzzle their way into our hearts and have a way of teaching us a lot about ourselves, about life, and even about God. Just ask horse enthusiast Cara Whitney, wife of comedian and actor Dan Whitney aka Larry the Cable Guy.
Through years spent working with these majestic animals—Cara Whitney has learned countless spiritual lessons that have brought her closer to God. In 100 heartfelt devotions with stunning photography, you'llLearn about being flexible in your faith from a gangly legged colt. Discover the secret to overcoming temptation through a horse's "sneak and eat" game.
Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm #ad - From a pony with a sweet tooth, find out why we should be glad God doesn’t answer yes to all of our prayers. Be reminded that you are priceless to God from a one-eyed quarter horse named Roanie. Unbridled faith is the perfect daily devotional for horse lovers.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a HeroKnopf #ad - In the course of sherman's training, amish running club members, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, both human and equine, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.
Easier said than done. An entire community comes together to help save Sherman and, along the way, Chris shows us the joy of a life with animals. Mcdougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection. John grogan, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, in the process, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst DogFrom the best-selling author of Born to Run, and, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero #ad - When chris mcdougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well.
It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run.
Barn Dance: Nickers, brays, bleats, howls, and quacks: Tales from the herd.Prairie Moon Press #ad - Blake’s humor, compassion, and kindness shine through every page. Extended blurb this collection of musings and essays includes the nine species that live on my farm: A small herd of horses, led by the Grandfather Horse, and Bhim, ancient and failing, a rescue mini who is both untrainable and indispensable.
I paid for everything. What can a parrot teach you about horses? have you ever thought your pickup truck was the perfect purse? does a donkey exist with more scruples than Edgar Rice Burro? How did a Welsh Corgi get the name of Preacher Man? What should you do when the Grandfather Horse steals your goat? And when a neglected horse comes to the farm for fostering, and the fine art of mucking, a collection of essays on horse-play, donkey ethics, who is it that really gets rescued? You’ll find answers to these questions—and much more—in Barn Dance, from a small Colorado horse farm.
Barn Dance: Nickers, brays, bleats, howls, and quacks: Tales from the herd. #ad - Like it was all his idea. I’m irresistible. There are two welsh corgis who sing the songs of their people so ho-woo-ling-ly loud that they both ended up in the “Corgi Witness Protection Program” before landing here. She has gained life lessons from seasons of caring for and learning from her diverse assortment of animals.
I’m helpful that way. I’m also the publicist for Prairie Moon Press. Blake weaves her love of animals into tales you’ll want to read again and again.