In the aftermath of 1 October, the largest mass shooting in the history of our country, Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School pioneered a school therapy dog program to help survivors and others impacted by the shooting. Esther became a symbol of hope for a school community in the darkest of days. Named for the Old Testament book of Esther, this fuzzy quirky dog lives up to her namesake. She captured the heart of a city while also unknowingly teaching about healing, comfort, and stepping into your calling even when things seem impossible.
With biblical lessons gleaned from the story of Esther and humorous anecdotes about life with a temperamental celebrity dog, this book offers practical strategies for those looking to create a therapy dog program, those dealing with trauma recovery in themselves or loved ones, and anyone who is searching for the courage to answer God's call.