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Praise for Sacred Sendoffs

"Sarah Bowen guides us gently through the loss of our companion animals, while also nudging us to examine our conceptions about other-than-human beings in general."

VICTORIA MORAN, author of Creating a Charmed Life and The Good Karma Diet

"This book is guaranteed to make you reassess your ways of thinking, invoke your spirituality and give you hope. Bowen has done a masterful job with what she herself sometimes refers to as 'messy' topics. I applaud her effort wholeheartedly."

ANIMAL CULTURE MAGAZINE, book review

"If there is one book you choose to read about how to enjoy and improve your relationships with animals and fully appreciate who they truly are, this is the one."

MARC BEKOFF, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and other books; professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder

"This is innovative."

JoN M. SWEENEY, author of The Complete Francis of Assisi, in a book review for Spirituality & Practice

"I'm so excited, I'm giddy. This is a different aspect of animals and how we view the world. This speaks to my heart. Well done, Sarah."

ALL CReATUreS PODCAST, a conservation conversation with Chris J. Mortensen, Ph.D

"An ardent invitation to multispecies mourning for our more-than-human companions, from our beloved pets, to the deer on the side of the road, to the rapidly increasing extinction of species on our shared planet"

CODY J. SANDERS, Chaplain at Harvard University & Advisor in the Office of Religious, Spiritual, & Ethical Life, MIT

"Bowen covers a great deal of ground here, creating a new paradigm for thinking about the way we treat our closest companions and fellow beings. And she offers hope for the future, reminding us that learning to value animals in life and death may be the first step toward saving our beloved planet."

SPIRITUALTY & HEALTH MAGAZINE, book review

"I'm fascinated with this book and I'm fascinated with this conversation."

JoN PATCH, host of Talkin' Pets Radio Show

Radio Interview:Sarah Bowen on "Talkin Pets with Jon Patch"
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"Sarah Bowen guides us gently through the loss of our companion animals, while also nudging us to examine our conceptions about other-than-human beings in general."

VICTORIA MORAN, author of Creating a Charmed Life and The Good Karma Diet

"With humour and grace, animal chaplain Sarah Bowen shares her invaluable insight and advice on pet loss, animal welfare, and environmental issues."

moDERN DOG MAGAZINE, book review & a Modern Dog Book Club pick

"It's also a good resource for people who don't have pets who may not understand the depths of grief for those who do, so I think it's good for all the way around."

GOOD DAY, FOX 5 DC

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"If we heed Bowen's teachings, perhaps animals will help us become more nonviolent toward one another―and teach us how to be human."

John Dear, author of The Nonviolent Life, Living Peace and other books; executive director of www.beatitudescenter.org