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Why I Love God and C.S. Lewis

 

Why I Love God and C.S. Lewis

by Joe Camp

“Christians are whacky. Scary.”

“Excuse me?” I said.

“You know, all the time ranting, raving, singing, praising God.”

“And what is it that’s scary about that?” I asked.

“Well, it’s just scary. They want everybody to act like that. They’re all in your face about it. Finger pointing. Telling you you’re going to hell.”

“All of them??”

“From what I’ve seen, pretty much,” he said.

“I’m a Christian,” I said.

“You are??”

“Uh huh.”

“Well, you don’t act like it.”

“Yeah I do, actually. I try to.”

“You’ve never told me I was going to hell.”

“Where did you see that as a definition of a Christian?”

“Well… I don’t know. Its just that so many of them do.”

“I see. How many?”

“Geez, I don’t know. A lot. Some. A few.”

“How many Christians do you know who have never said that?” Read More→

I had no idea how true these words would turn out to be

I was miserable. Benji Off the Leash was not doing well.

“But what’s the point?” I said.

“It’s been playing for nine days. How many people have seen it?” The speaker was famed Radio talk show host Hank Hanegraaf.

I thought about it for a moment, did the math.

“Maybe a million.”

“So a million people have already seen the movie. There’s one point. A million lives have been made better, have been changed, because of that movie. And God is not finished. You will look back some day and not even believe what all came out of this moment in time.”

“You mean I’ll look back and be able to see how much God had to slap me around to get me to listen?”

“That for sure,” he grinned. “And a whole lot more.”

I smiled. A little.

For the first time in nine days.

I had no idea how true Hank Hanegraaf’s words would turn out to be.

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Mouse

First day home. So frail and tiny.

First day home. So frail and tiny.

Not anymore! She's big... strong...

Three years later – Big and Strong!

Mouse Today

See the Video of Mouse
at Three – Two-and-a-half Years After Rescue

Below is an excerpt chapter from the book The Soul of a Horse about the adoption of Mouse from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. The League rescued her and 13 other horses from extremely grotesque circumstances. She’s an American Saddlebred and was approximately seven months old when adopted, skinny and undernourished, and came to Monty Roberts’ Flag is Up Farms completely untouchable with hooves that looked to be out of a horror movie.
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Powerful Stories From Happier Healthier Horses Around the World

Rarely a day passes that doesn’t bring emails or posts heralding happier, healthier horses who have left their stalls, shoes, and sugars behind and are living the Wild Horse Model as closely as circumstances allow. Horses who now trust and forge relationship by their own choice, not ours. Unsolicited stories from people we did not know before they wrote. Many of whom had no way to do what they did but they put their minds to work and figured out how they could make their horse’s lives better. These stories are the fuel that drives us ever forward, learning and writing, to make a difference for horses everywhere. After reading just the few below, grouped together for the first time, Kathleen said to me, “When you first contemplated writing that first book, when you told me how important you felt these discoveries were and how much you believed that we should make an effort to get this word out, you said, ‘If just one horse-human relationship could be changed for the better, if just one horse could be living a happier, healthier life then the all the effort would be worthwhile.” She paused for a long moment and wiped away the beginnings of a tear. “Congratulations my Sweetie,” she said. “Mission accomplished.”

I hope you’ll open your heart and listen to what these horses have to say: Read More→

Amazon’s at it Again!

I’m excited! Amazon has another of our books on super sale! This time it’s the one I would most want you to read: Born Wild, the rest of the story. It begins where “The Soul of a Horse” left off, but with four more years of knowledge and experience. All 247 pages of our continuing journey and that of the golden stallion’s wild herd are on sale right now on Kindle for 99 cents, but only for the next three days! An Amazon #1 Bestseller; 4.5 stars!

Born Wild – The Soul of a Horse on Amazon

“I couldn’t imagine how Joe would top The Soul of a Horse, but he did! I just finished Born Wild. I could not put it down!” – Yvonne Rawleigh

“This book brings it home. Hated to put it down. Profound.” – J. Canfield

“Joe’s understanding and empathy for horses always amazes me…and his ability to translate it to us is equally amazing. So beautiful.” Cate Crismani – True Cowboy Magazine

“Thank you, Joe Camp, for loving so deeply and for being so passionate!” – Ruth Swander

“Joe Camp is a master storyteller.” – The New York Times Read More→

Cash Changed So Many Lives

Chris Lombard, world renowned natural trainer, clinician, and author of Land of the Horses, remembers Cash:

Dear Joe:

I remember reading your newsletter while standing in the middle of the Equine Affaire in Massachusetts one cold Saturday in November. As I finished it I just stood there. Hundreds of people were walking around me, looking at the trade show exhibits, talking about horses and horse stuff. I was floored. I couldn’t move. I was stunned. I felt it all. And here this was, all this horse show stuff going on around me. All this stuff that is trying to help people get to what you felt with Cash.

As I often do, I need to kind of go away and be on my own to process something like this for myself before getting back to it in the real world. I went for a walk in the rain soaked woods the next morning with my dog Matea. There was snow on the ground, a half inch or so, and it was raining and cold. I thought about you and Cash. And I came to this. Read More→