Four Paws from Heaven

Written by M.R. Wells • Kris Young • Connie Fleishauer

“I loved it! I greatly appreciate how each chapter cleverly connects the canine with the divine in brief yet personal vignettes. Almost every story brought back blessed memories of unconditional love from pets I’ve loved. I highly recommend this devotional book for anyone who has ever loved or been loved by ‘man’s best friend’.”

Joe L. Brown, Youth Pastor, Heritage Bible Church

Life Is Better with a Dog

Friend, family member, guardian, comforter—a dog can add so much to our lives. These furry, four-footed creatures truly are wonderful gifts from a loving Creator to bring joy, laughter, and warmth to our hearts and homes. Sometimes they do seem “heaven sent.”

These delightful devotions will make you smile and perhaps grow a little misty as you enjoy true stories of how God watches over and provides for us even as we care for our canine companions. Experience warm moments of connection with Him as you consider

  • how a little obedience can keep you from danger
  • why trusting your Master is always a good thing to do
  • how just being with God is the best possible place to be



M.R. (Marion) Wells has written extensively for children’s television and video programming, including several Disney shows, the animated PBS series Adventures from The Book of Virtues, and the action video series Bibleman.  In addition to her latest book, Dogs to the Rescue, she has co-authored five previous devotional books for pet lovers, including the bestselling Four Paws from Heaven (over 125,000 copies sold).  She has been on the Leaders Council of her local Community Bible Study class for 20 years and also serves on the Boards of several nonprofits.  In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.  She lives in Los Angeles with the puppies and kitties she adores: Mica, Becca, Marley, Bo and Bonbon.

Kris Young has worked as a screenwriter for more than 20 years and currently teaches screenwriting at the L.A. Film Studies Center and UCLA. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Celine, his son, Skye, and their dog, Rascal.

Connie Fleishauer is a teacher and writer and enjoys filmmaking. She’s the wife of a California farmer, a mother of three, a mother-in-law, and a grandma. Stuart and Squitchey are her two well-loved dogs, and she has had a variety of cats.