My job description, given to me by my dad, the priest, was to greet people and make them feel welcome. I was very good at what I did. I happen to be quite an attractive dog and I love everyone and everyone loves me. That's the way it ought to be, don t you think?
So begins Martin in the Narthex, written by Martin the dog, an Australian Shepherd and the official greeter at St. Barnabas in Fredericksburg, Texas, for almost five years. With canine insight, he describes his joyful role in helping to make the church a friendly, caring community. Readers of all ages will enjoy and understand this story of love and redemption.
The book's cheerful, engaging illustrations are the work of twelve-year-old Riley Cohn, who brings Martin's story to life with drawings that reflect her own unique way of viewing the world.
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"My job description," given to me by my dad the priest, was to greet people and make them feel welcome. I was very good at what I did. I happen to be quite an attractive dAbout the Author:
Martin, an Australian shepherd, was born on February 14, 2000, in Weslaco, Texas. Reverend and Mrs. Richard H. Elwood got Martin the day after Easter that year, and he has been with them ever since. Dick and Jane Elwood, and Martin, moved to Fredericksburg in 2005 when Dick began serving as the interim rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, one week after he had retired from active ministry. What was expected to be a twelve- to eighteen-month assignment lasted four and a half years. His final service at St. Barnabas was Easter of 2010, which marked his forty-fifth year in the Episcopal ministry. Jane Leister Elwood is a Christian actress who has written and performed dramatic monologues about biblical women. She has taken her Women of the Bible all over the country to churches of every denomination.
Following a year-long stay in Houston to be near their children and grandchildren, the Elwoods have made Fredericksburg their permanent residence. Martin continues to be a blessing to his owners and to countless others who have encountered him along the way. As he says, All I have ever known is love. That's the way it ought to be, don't you think?
About the illustrator
Riley Cohn is a sixth-grade student at Fredericksburg Middle School. She lives with her parents, her sister
Sydney, and her seven dogs--Scooter, Bobbaloo, Schmitty, Chancho, Rosie, Starsky, and Hutch--on five acres
outside of Fredericksburg. She enjoys drawing, eating Popsicles, making drip castles at the beach, and
swimming in the ocean when the water is cold. Through her amazing artistic talent, she can capture a person's true essence with the simplest of strokes. Her gift of autism has given her the ability to see the good and beauty in all.
What a magical gift, don t you think?
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Book Description Shearer Pub, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110940672820
Book Description Shearer Pub. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0940672820 . Bookseller Inventory # Z0940672820ZN
Book Description Shearer Pub, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Riley Cohn (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0940672820