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Tricks My Dog Taught Me
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Release Date: March 2015
Page Count: 208
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-5946-9
Case Lot Quantity: 60

Tricks My Dog Taught Me

About Life, Love, and God

For 14 years, a small, round hound named Mojo provided her reluctant master a front-row seat to life’s most profound lessons. With his trademark humor and depth of insight, popular speaker, author, and pet owner Phil Callaway shares stories that showcase such virtues as…

  • Forgiveness. “When my marriage needed repair, I noticed at least one creature in our home was quick to forgive.”
  • Servanthood. “In a selfish culture, my dog’s world is centered on others.”
  • Grace. “Mojo is 14 now. The end is never easy, but she’ll leave a legacy of loyalty, commitment, and faithfulness that we’ll celebrate for years to come.”

As you enjoy these slices of life from a gifted storyteller, you’ll notice even more of the important but sometimes easy-to-miss meaning in the daily routines and events of your own life.

Meet the author

Phil Callaway

Phil Callaway

Best known for his humorous yet perceptive look at life, award-winning author and speaker Phil Callaway has written more than 25 books, including Making Life Rich Without Any Money. Phil is also a syndicated columnist, the editor of Servant magazine, and a popular speaker for corporations, conferences, camps, and marriage retreats. He would say that his...

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Editorial Reviews

"If you enjoy stories that will tug at your heartstrings...this is the book for you!"

"If you're a dog lover...then this book is for you."


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"For decades Phil Callaway has made us think, smile, and thank God. This new book is a welcome event."
Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author

"Phil Callaway has the extraordinary gift of writing about ordinary life in a way that makes you laugh, cry, reflect, and gain hope—all in the same paragraph. This book might inspire you to get a dog. It will definitely compel you to live a better life."
Richard Blackaby, author of Experiencing God at Home and Customized Parenting in a Trending World

"Dogs teach us about life, death, and everything in between. Phil Callaway supplies the laughter. Don't miss this long walk with a good friend."
Chris Fabry, author and radio host

"I read every word of this book and then wished there were more. I don't have a dog. I have issues sharing my personal space with creatures that don't use toilet paper. But I actually like dogs (don't tell my kids!). ReadingTricks My Dog Taught Me awakened me to the homespun wisdom other peoples' dogs can teach me. Plus, I guffawed so loudly my airplane seatmates wanted in on the joke. Read this book in public, and people will ask you where they can get a copy."
Connie Cavanaugh, author of Following God One Yes at a Time

"A good humorist is like a good surgeon—he makes just the right incision so he can gain access to what's hurting and bring healing. Phil Callaway is a great surgeon. Tricks My Dog Taught Me made me laugh over and over. And in the vulnerability of that laughter, Phil managed to tug at my heart and challenge my soul. This book will stay with you a long time—it's a refreshing and truthful companion on a life-journey that can be scary and exhausting."
Rick Lawrence, executive editor of Group Magazine, author of Sifted and Shrewd

"If laughter is the best medicine, Phil is the best apothecary. In this wonderful book about the goodness of a dog, he serves up humor in huge doses and somehow manages to be profound and hilarious in a single breath. Read this story of the two Mojos, and prepare to get your own mojo back."
Mark Buchanan, author of Your Church Is Too Safe

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