The Christophers Blog: “‘Extraordinary Dogs’ Lead People Who Are Suffering to ‘God Moments’ That Heal”

October 30, 2019

“Since documenting his life-changing friendship with an 87-year-old nun in the memoir ‘Five Years in Heaven,’ author John Schlimm has come to believe in ‘divine choreography.’ And though the next project to which he was led may seem to be…

Daily Herald: “New book tells stories of local canines that provide comfort after national tragedies”

October 30, 2019

“‘The dogs in this book embody humility, compassion and heroism in every way,’ Schlimm said. ‘These dogs are on the front lines of our lives every day, bringing light and hope into some of the darkest places.’ In the books,…

Concordia University Blog: “Concordia’s Comfort Dog Zoey featured in new book about working dogs”

October 30, 2019

“Zoey’s chapter details much of the impact she’s had during her time at Concordia. In January 2014, Concordia became the first university in the state—and possibly in the nation—to “hire” a comfort dog as a full-time staff member. In 2018,…

Booklist Review: “Extraordinary Dogs”

September 28, 2019

“Photographer Stavrinides and author Schlimm take the phrase ‘good dog’ to a whole new level.” To read the full review, please click HERE.

FAITH Magazine Looks Back at 5 Years of “Five Years in Heaven”

September 28, 2019

2020 marks the five-year anniversary since Five Years in Heaven was first published. FAITH Magazine takes a look back at the impact the book has had, and continues to have, since its release. To read the full feature article, please…

The Bradford Era: “Pitt-Bradford professor’s recent article works to explain Generation Z”

September 2, 2019

“One of the greatest gifts Gen Z is already giving to the world is how they are flipping the script on the stereotypes and stigmas around mental illness,” Schlimm said. “Their courage and openness in sharing their stories, about things…

Publishers Weekly Review: “Extraordinary Dogs”

July 29, 2019

“. . . rewarding . . . remarkable animals . . . This inspiring work commendably documents how rescue and comfort dogs (and their handlers) help humans deal with trauma.” To read the full review, please click HERE.

PA Center for the Book Names “The Cheesy Vegan” as 2019 Route One Reads Selection

May 31, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For the fifth consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will participate in Route One Reads, a road trip-inspired reading list that explores various genres through the network of state Center for the Book affiliates…

My Exclusive Interview About “Moonshine” with “The Splendid Table”

December 5, 2018

“Moonshine is a spirit that goes by a long list of nicknames: white lightning, corn liquor, stump water, skullcracker, wildcat, ruckus juice, and that is a short list. Moonshine, which is most often distilled from corn, has a deep connection…

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