Always by My Side
Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I’ve Loved
An inspiring book that explores the unbreakable bond between man and dog, how faith shapes our love for our dogs and how our dogs shape our faith.
Enjoy Edward Grinnan’s masterful and moving memoir about people, dogs, faith and mystery.
Fall in love with Millie, a wise and unforgettable golden retriever who taught Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts magazine, lessons in trust, courage, loyalty, kindness, acceptance, and relinquishment.
Discover how Millie and 5 other dogs deepened Edward’s faith and inspired him on his long-term path recovering from addiction. Readers will meet:
Pete, the dog who helped him grieve the death of his Down syndrome brother.
Rudy, who sat at his side during AA meetings. It was Rudy who introduced him to Julee, the woman who would become his wife.
Then there’s Marty and Sally and Grace; each one an angel in disguise.
Remember the Sweet Times You’ve Spent with Animals
From Edward and Millie’s first joyous meeting, through her struggle with cancer, and eventual, heartbreaking death. Edward shares how her sensitivity, unconditional love, and innate goodness helped him discover those qualities in himself and found comfort for the loss of a pet.
Fill Your Heart with Warmth & Love
Edward weaves in some of the most moving tales he’s encountered of others who have experienced what can only be explained as the divine intervention of finding exactly the dog they needed at exactly the right time.
A piece by Barb Granado whose golden, Hannah, went to Newtown, Connecticut, to give children comfort after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Marion Bond West’s “The Dog I Gave Away,” that illustrates the truth that sometimes we must give up what we wish with all our hearts to keep.
Guideposts cover story by the novelist Dean Koontz about loving, and losing, his dog.