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The Story Behind "Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace"

David Burchett
David Burchett

Here is the story behind my new book Stay. When my wife was battling cancer God provided a four-legged friend to walk with us. That canine friend's name was Hannah and she was a postcard from God during a dark time.

Author/speaker Joni Eareckson Tada says this about Stay:Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace.  "When you're in a fierce battle against breast cancer, be on the lookout for people – or pets – through whom God delivers his most heartwarming encouragement. My friend Joni Burchett was in the cancer-battle for her life, but God blessed her with His warm, personal touch through the pawprints of her Labrador retriever, Hannah. But this isn't any 'dog story.' This is a book filled with courage, yet tenderness; bravery, yet gentleness. I highly recommend Stay to anyone who is looking for a fresh and unusual touch from the Lord!" – Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

I am so humbled that Joni Eareckson Tada recommends my book.

Here is a short video that explains the genesis of a book I never dreamed I would write. The Story of Stay



Originally published January 27, 2015.

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