Helen A. Polding’s New Book “Pets at the Parsonage” is a Colorful Collection of Anecdotes Featuring the Many Animals the Author Knew and Loved During Years of Ministry.

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updated: Jun 26, 2018

“Pets at the Parsonage” from author Helen A. Polding is a series of true stories depicting the adventures, misadventures, lessons learned, and love shared between the author’s family and the many pets they encountered and lived with during their stay in church-provided parsonages in their years-long traveling ministry to cities such as New York, Ivory Coast, Paris, Illinois, and Minnesota.

Helen A. Polding, who with her husband, Fred, has grown up with animals and has spent over fifty years in ministry, has completed her new book, “Pets at the Parsonage”:  an engaging selection of animal stories from the author’s time in ministry.

Helen shares, “I’m sure God brought Shep into our lives shortly after the death of Toni and the disappearance of Cuddles. Fred and I were still struggling with childlessness, and our pets, though trying at times, gave our home a less empty feeling.

Missionary friends from Mali, a country to the north from ours, had a purebred German shepherd who gave birth to five pups. They were looking for homes for them. Mali, at that time, was experiencing a famine due to a long-term drought. It did not seem morally right for them to ask any of their Malian colleagues to care for a dog that would need a lot of food in a country where people were struggling to provide food for families.

They brought their pups to Ivory Coast where economic conditions were better and where many of the Ivorians kept dogs for protection. The better economic situation in Ivory Coast, unfortunately, brought unsavory people into the country who, rather than work for their needs, formed themselves into gangs of thieves.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Helen A. Polding’s new book is a delight to behold for animal lovers who always knew God had a special purpose for pets in people’s lives.

In Polding’s book, readers will meet cats and dogs of all stripes and dispositions, with personalities and lessons so distinct that readers will come away laughing out loud and feeling that they, too, have met and learned from these animals now immortalized in these spirited pages.

Readers can purchase “Pets at the Parsonage” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

Source: Covenant Books

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