Books by Allen & Linda Anderson


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Angel Animals: Divine Messengers of Miracles

Over the years since Allen and Linda Anderson founded the Angel Animals Network, thousands have shared with the couple true stories of the devotion, love, and miracles that animals bring into people's lives.

The Andersons? classic first book, Angel Animals, includes amazing stories and has now been reissued as a gift book with photographs.

Angel Animals includes illustrations by Julie Johnson Olson (her clients include Oprah Winfrey's book with Bob Greene) and a foreword by ABC's Good Morning America's resident veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker, DVM. Willard Scott recommended Angel Animals to viewers of NBC's The Today Show, making the book into an and Barnes & Noble best-seller.

Angel Animals is a collection of inspiring stories that spotlight the spiritual lessons and experiences people have when animals grace their lives. Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, raccoons, bears, birds, dolphins, elephants, and more show how to recognize the interconnectedness of all life, rise to challenges, and find comfort in the face of loss.

These stories illuminate the gifts that are all around when animals become messengers for the Divine to bring healings, blessings, and answers to prayers. Angel Animals reminds us all that we are loved -- and that miracles are possible.


Click   to purchase Angel Animals: Divine Messengers of Miracles autographed by Allen and Linda Anderson from the Angel Animals Network Online Bookstore.


Angel Horses: Divine Messengers of Hope

The deep soul connection between horses and humans has long been celebrated in song and myth. This collection of true stories carries on that tradition, highlighting horses' unique ability to hear divine messages, intuitively communicate them, and transform despair into hope.

Whether granting disable riders a sense of freedom, healing wounds of childhood abuse, giving troubled teens and lost souls a sense of purpose, rescuing people from danger, practicing intricate dressage moves, or showing that love endures beyond mortality, horses bond with people in ways that change their lives forever.


Cholla is the horse who paints works of art that appear in museums and galleries.

A veterinarian was reminded of the importance of compassion by a dying horse and a Native American chief.

A horse saved a teenage girl from influences of the wrong crowd.

A late-blooming rider got embarrassed by a horse and learned an important lesson about respecting the feelings of others.

An emotionally abused little girl found an unexpected healing with a rescued horse.


You don't have to be a horse enthusiast to fall in love with this book. You'll discover the true meaning of having "good horse sense" when you let these stories take you for the ride of your life.


Click to purchase Angel Horses: Divine Messengers of Hope autographed by Allen and Linda Anderson from the Angel Animals Network Online Bookstore.


Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster

RESCUED tells the inspiring stories of dedicated organizations and heroic volunteers who save animals and reunite them with loved ones. Starts with a foreword from John Ensign, DVM, the U.S. Senator who was named Legislator of the Year by the Humane Society of the United States.

Starting with edge-of-your-seat accounts of the largest animal rescue operation in history after Hurricane Katrina, RESCUED enthralls readers with heart-opening stories of heroism and courage and a dramatic 16-page color photo spread.

This book opens a portal into the unheralded world of animal shelters, sanctuaries, and charities. These organizations operate under the radar but are emerging nationwide and becoming an important social movement with 10 million members.

The book features interviews with certified and freelance volunteers, animal organization and government leaders, military personnel, and celebrities such as Tippi Hedren, Rue McLanahan, Brigitte Bardot, Molly Sims, Joe Mantegna, Dee Wallace, Tiffani Thiessen, and others.

Filled with lifesaving information, RESCUED tells the cautionary tale of what happens during chaos. The book includes 35 pages of vital resources and summarizes lessons learned from the Hurricane Katrina disaster. It prepares individuals, families, organizations, and emergency management agencies to learn from the past and prepare for the future.

Winner: American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) 2007 Outstanding Book Award and USA Best Books national award. Enthralling, dramatic stories and vital information for saving people and animals in any situation that requires rescue. A must-read for everyone with a pet as well as staff and policy makers in communities and agencies.


Click   to purchase RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster, Life Changing Stories and Practical Suggestions autographed by Allen and Linda Anderson from the Angel Animals Network Online Bookstore.


Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love

You already know dogs are healing and loving companions, but did you know they also serve as matchmakers, lifesavers, prisoner rehabilitation specialists, parent trainers, hospital welcoming committees, advice columnists, and afterlife ambassadors?

The true stories in Angel Dogs celebrate the deep and ancient connection between people and dogs and will inspire you to live up to the divine example of your canine companions.


Stories include an adopted dog who saved the life of a newborn baby (this story and dog were featured on The Montel Show).

A dog named Freckles helped guard Air Force One and saved the career of a decorated officer.

A Marine's dog miraculously brought honor to a fallen soldier.

An empathic dog took on his friend's pain even though they were miles away from each other.

A beloved dog made one last visit to a grieving man before leaving this earth.

Death-row dogs turned around the lives of the minimum-security prisoners who trained them.


Sixty stories of dogs offering compassion and love that will make you want to hug the next dog you meet. Plus, at the end of each chapter, an 'advice column' written by the Andersons' dog, Taylor. She answers the questions you've always wanted to know about dogs!

The book also details new scientific findings on how dogs can save lives, sniff out cancerous tumors, and warn epileptics of impending seizures. Each story is followed by a short meditation that helps readers focus on the messages of love that dogs bring to their lives.


Click   to purchase Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love autographed by Allen and Linda Anderson from the Angel Animals Network Online Bookstore.


Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort

Read true stories about a feline friend with a "sixth sense" who intuitively comfort living and dying nursing home residents in Nashville.


Three healer cats help a man get his "purr" back after he collapses from exhaustion.

A cat named Pumpkin saved the life of a family during wartime and kept his promise to a dying mother to keep her daughter safe from harm.

A mother-daughter duo becomes kitty cardiologists and pacemakers who restart a woman's heart when it stops beating during the night.

Two playful sister cats coax a major league baseball outfielder through a losing season.

An intuitive cat gives healing massage to a breast cancer patient. And many more stories of cats bringing comfort to those who need it.

Meet Cuddles, the Andersons' cat who writes her own advice column, ?Ask Cuddles? to let you in on secrets of what cats really think.


Angel Cats proves that cats are as compassionate as they are cautious. While dogs get more credit, cats have perennially proven themselves to be every bit the equal of their canine brethren as humankind's best friend. Angel Cats, inspired by a contest authors Allen and Linda Anderson ran to find the "Best Angel Cat" stories, shows the often-extraordinary ways in which these fascinating creatures respond to human need.

Interwoven with the stories are brief meditations as well as fun facts about cats. Did you know cats purr at the same frequency that increases bone density and strengthens and heals fractures? Can you understand why cats were revered as gods in ancient Egypt? (Cats still believe this!)


Click to purchase Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort autographed by Allen and Linda Anderson from the Angel Animals Network Online Bookstore.


Rainbows & Bridges: An Animal Companion Memorial Kit

The loss of a pet companion can be as devastating as the death of a human loved one. Rainbows and Bridges offers an array of thoughtful ways to deal with that loss.

Featuring inspirational ideas, exercises, and quotations, this kit includes a frame for the photo of a beloved pet; a detailed guidebook to work through sorrow and grief; a journal/scrapbook to celebrate the pet's life; and cards to facilitate religious, secular, or nature-based memorial rituals and healing.

Authors Allen and Linda Anderson use these components to address the spectrum of feelings that can arise -- despair, loneliness, anger, alienation, disappointment, and self-doubt. They candidly recount their own experiences with pet loss and present the experiences of others who have struggled and recovered.

Rainbows and Bridges gently guides the bereaved through the process of recalling the past, grieving in the present, and finding hope in the future.


Rainbows & Bridges answers these questions and many more:

    Why don?t people understand how much pet loss hurts and how can you deal with insensitivity?

     How can you best help grieving children and other pets in the family?

    If you have had to choose euthanasia for your pet, how do you handle feelings of guilt?

    Do animals go to heaven? What if there is a disconnect between what you believe and religious doctrine or the teachings of your church?

    Do animals come back in dreams or in other ways?

    What do you need in order to conduct a memorial service for a pet?

    How can you know if sadness is spiraling into depression?

    Will you know if/when you are ready to adopt another pet?


Click  to purchase Rainbows & Bridges: An Animal Companion Memorial Kit autographed by Allen and Linda Anderson from the Angel Animals Network Online Bookstore.


Linda Anderson
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Books by
Allen and Linda Anderson

New World Library is publisher of the Angel Animals series of books. New World Library is an important supplier of great books for animal lovers.

 Horses with a Mission: Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service

 Angel Animals Book of Inspiration: Divine Messengers of Wisdom and Compassion

Angel Dogs with a Mission: Divine Messengers in Service
to All Life

Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals: Finding Comfort
after Losing Your Pet

Angel Animals:
Divine Messengers of Miracles

 Angel Horses:
Divine Messengers of Hope

Saving Animals from Disaster

Angel Dogs:
Divine Messengers of Love

 Angel Cats:
Divine Messengers of Comfort

 Rainbows & Bridges:
An Animal Companion
Memorial Kit


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Book Endorsements

"Angel Animals explores the spiritual connection between animals and people, which is something that we should all learn about."
--Bash Dibra, internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist, trainer and author

"These stories show the beautiful and undeniable spiritual connection between people and animals."
--Kriston von Kreisler, author of The Compassion of Animals

“An inspirational and insightful volume . . . to help open our hearts and minds. Read it and love it!”
--Allen M. Schoen, author of Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing and Kindred Spirits

"Angel Animals says it all on our love and need for animals in our lives."
--Roger Caras, President Emeritus, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

"This is a lovely book gift idea!  It is called Angel Animals by Allen and Linda Anderson.  If you love dogs and cats, you’ll love this book . . . a great book about animals!"
—Willard Scott, NBC, The Today Show


"If you love horses and appreciate the countless gifts they bring to our lives, you will want to keep this exceptional collection of heartwarming stories close to your bedside for inspirational reading. Angel Horses is a rare gift to the world of equines."
--Linda Tellington-Jones, founder of the Tellington TTouch Method

"For cultures as diverse as the Celts and the Plains Indians, horses not only represent 'the other' but are considered an oracle, a link to the spirit world. So, too, the horses we meet in Allen and Linda Anderson's collection of stories come to us equine messengers who, if we are willing to listen, remind us of our own roles and responsibilities to all sentient beings. The stories in Angel Horses are told with passion and insight into the horse-human bond."
--Anna Banks, PhD, Equine message practitioner and editor of


RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster won the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), self-help/service category book award.

RESCUED -- USA Best Books, winner Pet/Animal book category

"It is important to tell these stories so we can learn from both the successes and disappointments of that [Hurricane Katrina animal rescue] unforgettable ordeal."
--John Ensign, DVM, U.S. Senator, from the foreword for RESCUED

"RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster was very well received by the students and my faculty colleagues.  It provided a very helpful framework for our [Animals in Disaster, Spring 2007, Arkansas Tech University] course study."
--Kay C. Goss, CEM, Director of Emergency Management and Crisis Communications, Homeland Security

"Compelling, fascinating, and most importantly highly moral."
--Ben Stein, author, actor, commentator


"The Andersons have done it again! Angel Dogs is a healing and heart-opening book. Highly recommended."
--Doreen Virtue, author of Angel Medicine and Healing with the Angels


"I love Angel Dogs. Its stories and messages will amaze and delight you. Allen and Linda Anderson's book will make a wonderful gift for all your dog-loving friends, for anyone who is considering adopting or rescuing a dog, and for those who have lost a beloved dog. Read it and marvel at what the world looks like through the eyes of some of God's most loving creatures."
--Willard Scott, NBC's The Today Show



"In Angel Cats, it is not the fog but the love that comes in on little cat feet. What a delightful collection of stories! There are stories here that warm the heart, and that set the soul to pondering: hmm, are those wings I see in dreamlike whisps coming off of my cat's shoulders? After you finish these stories, you won't have to wonder anymore --- you'll be convinced. Thank you, thank you Allen and Linda for continuing to remind us of our spirit connection to animals."
--Susan Chernak McElroy, Animals As Teachers and Healers

"As a believer and one who lives the message, my heart was touched by Angel Cats. I have long realized that it is not an accident that three-quarters of our lifeline is feline. So read, laugh, cry, and become a more complete human being through the angel cats and the lifeline they provide."
--Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and Love, Medicine & Miracles 

“The engaging true stories in Angel Cats support a shift in perspective taking place around the world. More and more people are discovering that animals are not inferior. . . but are instead highly intelligent, spiritually evolved, and genuinely altruistic beings.”
--Marta Williams, biologist, animal communicator, and author of Learning Their Language


"Let me say this about Rainbows and Bridges: I love it. I treasure it. Allen and Linda Anderson have left no question unposed, no conflict bypassed, no reflection unacknowledged. If you are facing or have faced the loss of a beloved animal friend, let this book be your companion and your comfort. There exists no better exploration of this Landscape of Loss than you will find here."
--Susan Chernak McElroy, author, Animals and Teachers and Healers and All My Relations

"As a veterinary medical correspondent and lifetime pet lover, I believe in both the power of pets and  the power of stories to heal. Rainbows & Bridges combines current  information about grief and mourning with inspiring stories of how others have  dealt with the loss of a beloved animal companion. This kit is an  amazing toolbox of resources that offers a wide range of healing  activities, wise information, compassionate reflection, and practical help for  honoring and memorializing the life of your pet."
--Dr. Marty Becker, Resident Veterinarian on ABC TV's Good Morning America, Knight Ridder Tribune veterinary/pet columnist, author of The Healing Power of Pets and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, host of nationally syndicated pet talk radio show, Top Vets Talk Pets


"As a lifelong animal lover, it is a delight to see them celebrated in such a positive way. You and your pet will enjoy reading this together."
--Betty White, actress/author

"Animals truly are angels upon the earth, as Allen and Linda Anderson so beautifully remind us in their wonderful book, God's Messengers.  Their heart-opening stories are inspirational, and remind us to take wonderful care of our animal friends."
--Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., author, Messages from Your Angels and Angel Therapy

"This sensitive book shows what is so obvious, but what so few people see: that animals can be spiritual messengers and comforters and such a grace for us -- and that God uses animals to help us all along our way.  Thank goodness Allen and Linda Anderson are documenting this beautiful part of life for all to witness."
--Kristin von Kreisler, author of For Bea: The Story of the Dog Who Changed My Life