The Story of Dikran (Paperback)
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This is the miraculous true story of Dikran, an abandoned, starved, and disfigured Armenian Gampr dog that was a one-third sized runt. The story follows his life from being abandoned as a young puppy in the wintry Armenian Highlands; his rescue; his trip to America; his amazing healing, adoption, and training; and finally to his unique and unforgettable ministry. The story of Dikran is told through the life of Benjamin, a fictitious 10-year-old boy who was adopted three years ago into a family that includes Rebecca, his 12-year-old sister, and Brenda, his mom. Ben is small for his age, does poorly in school, and does not believe in God. At the end of each school year, Ben and his family go to visit his new grandparents at their farm in the country. Ben loves the farm life, and the biggest thrill happens every evening after supper when Grandpa tells Benjamin and Rebecca a story. This year the story will be about a dog, and it will take the whole week to tell. As Dikran's fantastic story unfolds, Ben falls in love with a dog that he is able to identify with on a deeply personal level. Each evening takes Ben toward a growing understanding of how only God can take an "abandoned, starved, and disfigured runt" and bring about a healing and new life that can only be described as miraculous. Ultimately, Ben must deal with his own past as well as his beliefs about God. "The Story of Dikran" is a true story that points to Jesus Christ and the Bible every step of the way. It is a story of salvation, adoption, healing, trusting, and ultimately living a life of ministry.