An Abecedarian of Animal Spirit Guides
Spiritual Growth through Reflections on Creatures
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Boyer's Abecedarian is a very interesting, intelligent survey of how animals appear in a variety of religious and other narrative texts. The book combines detailed research, clear prose, and thoughtful commentary in a single work that highlights the religious significance and spiritual value of animals in the human world."
--Stephen C. Berkwitz, Professor of Religious Studies, Missouri State University
"This book is a fitting addenda to Pope Francis' > Laudato Si, summoning us to our primitive duty to care for creation (Gen 2:15), aware, as the Psalmist says, that the 'earth is the Lord's' (Ps 24:1), 'with all that is within it' (Deut 10:14). A delight for pet lovers everywhere, and a touching reminder of how the animals--from A to Z--enrich and bless our lives!"
--Pauline Nugent, CCVI, Professor, Classics and Biblical Hebrew, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Missouri State University
"Mark's latest book offers an informative and inspiring intersection for those who appreciate animals, multiple religious perspectives, and personal spiritual reflection. These reflections look through a lens we rarely have presented to us, but one that we who have animal companions intuitively know--that 'animals tell us about ourselves and about the divine' (Boyer).
--Lora Hobbs, Senior Instructor, Department of Religious Studies, Missouri State University