The Post-Christian Podcast – A.J. Diaz (Pets As a Path for Outreach)

In a city like Austin where there are more dogs and cats than people who follow Jesus, a unique way into the hearts of those we are trying to reach includes their pets!

Recently I interviewed Annemarie (A.J.) Diaz about her first book My Beautiful Bellissima: Stories of Love and Heeling which is a compilation of stories centered around the dogs she has loved and learned from, and also sharing her own struggles with fears and anxiety, which were overcome with the help of feral adoptee named Bellissima (Bella).

She lives in Central Texas with her husband Shaniko, mother-in-law, and three beautiful fur babies. A.J. is a lifelong lover of nature and animals, finding inspiration and joy in the beauty of God’s creation. She has a passion for fostering reconciliation, reconciliation between humans and the natural world, humans and God, and humans and one another. She is part of Gateway Church in Austin.

Recently, we baptized a young woman from a Muslim background who was invited by another woman from our church when their dogs connected at a dog park.

The Post-Christian Podcast and Giveaways:

Our goal with The Post-Christian Podcast is to reframe, simplify, and focus on our mission to make disciples in a post Christian culture. We discuss reaching new people and raising up leaders while removing the barriers of churchianity.

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APPLE PODCAST – An Interview with A.J. Diaz

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