Christians believe that the Logos is the source of all life, yet Christian worship remains largely and unashamedly humanocentric.
This new book provides ten new liturgies that are animal-friendly and animal-inclusive.
They include services of celebration for animal companionship, services for animal welfare, healing liturgies, new eucharistic prayers "for the whole creation, " and animal burial services.
Underlying all these new forms is a serious theological purpose: to draw us deeper into the mystery of God's work in creation and to affirm other sentient beings as co-creatures with us.
The book is ideal for parishes that conduct annual blessings of animals, for animal rights activists, and for families with beloved pets.