What Would Jesus’ Dog Do?

Posted October 9, 2013 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

If you read the headline and thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably pant, lick, scratch, bark, and sleep a lot,” you would be correct.

And if you thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably narrate a book about his travels with the King of Kings,” well, you would also be correct.

Fort Worth native and Austin resident author Joan Black brings us the story of Issa, a mutt who is trapped in a crevice, rescued and adopted by a young Jesus (he really was a savior!), and spends his days traveling with his master, the master.

Issa tells his story with the perkiness of a Canaan and the plainspoken minimalism so typical of Ibizan hounds.

Good thing Jesus’ pet wasn’t a goldfish.

Black will be signing copies of her new book about Jesus’ dog, The Gospel According To Issa, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Ave. The event is free of charge and family friendly.




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