Only about 30,000 lions remain on the planet today, most of them in breeding farms waiting to be killed by trophy hunters. Why should the preservation of Panthera Leo matter to us?
Deep in our ancestral memory, whether we are conscious of it or not, we all hold the image of the Lion who embodies what the earth means. The book, God is a Lion, tells of my lifelong bond with the Lion and how that bond transformed my life. Follow me on this journey and discover your ancient soul by looking into the eyes of the Lion who gave us our first experience of God.
The journey will delight you and challenge you.
Laura Ann Walton has had a lifelong bond with the Lion from the time she was a little girl growing up in Sacramento, California in the 1950’s. Raised Catholic, she became a nun at the age of 18. As a nun she taught and served in administrative roles in local Catholic high schools, and, in 1986, devoted herself to providing services for the homeless. She went on to found Women’s Wisdom Art, an arts empowerment program for women for the past 25 years.
The Lion, however, kept his claim on Laura Ann all during those years through dreams, stories, and events that border on the magical. This bond with the Lion eventually led to her decision to leave the Catholic nunhood and follow her own spiritual path, which, at the age of 68, led her to a wildlife refuge in Namibia entitled Harnas where she met Frikki von Solms who shares her passion for the Lion. It was there she decided to write God is a Lion and spent months in the presence of two magnificent brother lions, Zion and Trust.
Join an adventure of a lifetime by reading God is a Lion. The author’s use of sensory detail, poetic language and humor transport the reader from toad collecting in Sacramento, California in the 1950’s all the way to an African star-spangled night ringing with the roars of Lions. Proceeds from book sales go to Harnas, home of Zion and Trust.