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Finding the Soul of a Horse

Book Clubs Love The Soul of a Horse

"Women who love to read and have never even been close to a horse are flooding us with letters, emails, and internet reviews praising The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd." Kathleen Camp reports. "People are reading it together, and Joe has agreed to call into several book club meetings in the fall."

Kelly writes on, "My Mother-in-law and I were so enraptured with the book The Soul of a Horse that we spent the entire morning in sheer, blissful silence. This is a beautifully written book with clear insights beyond what you would ever expect from a book seemingly about horses. It is really about our relationships with all who we share this planet with."

"As I consumed this book I mentally replaced the word horse with the word teenager and it totally changed my relationship with my kids for the better. Joe Camp's story offers metaphor upon metaphor for increasing awareness of ourselves in relationship to others," writes Anna Quinn in an email.

"I had to let you know how taken I am with the book.  I read it in two days and that says a lot. I usually fall asleep after two pages. I was not only struck by the message and the lessons, but the way you sent the message. Your ability to lure us into your stories and make us truly care for the characters is an amazing gift. My new cause will be putting your book in the hands of everyone I know." Danna Beith, Cary, NC

Raina Smith from Rhode Island writes, "What an amazing book! I couldn't put it down until I devoured every word, every idea, every beautiful thought. By the way, I am not a horse owner. I am quite simply an animal lover. This book will breathe a breath of fresh air into your own soul. It did mine! I am forever changed by this spectacular book!"

"This is one of the best books I have ever read. You don't have to own a horse to enjoy this book," reports Karen Jones on

"This book is destined to be a bestseller. It made me laugh, and cry, and I couldn't put it down. When it was over I wanted more, so I read it again. The Soul of a Horse is the best read I've had in years, maybe ever!" writes Maggie in an email.

"A friend recommended this book to me and I wasn't sure why since I have never owned a horse...nor did I plan to own one. But I bought the book anyway....always up for learning something new. This book swept me away. From the first to last page I felt transported! I could imagine myself sitting on the porch of the Camp's home watching these magnificent creatures. I learned SO much about horses and their SOULS. With everything that's been going on in the world of horse racing, this could not have been written at a more appropriate time. The book is clever, witty and inspiring. A very fast read. I was sad when I finished it because I wanted to read more! And so many of the lessons can be applied to LIFE...not just horses. You will not regret reading this book. And I will never look at a horse the same way." Amazon reader-review by Debbie Chartrand

"I had to share with you some words from my Mom (I bought this book for her for Mothers Day): 'I can't thank you enough. The Soul of A Horse is the best book I have ever read, I can't put it down. I read it in two days. I learned so much about horses & found so much insight.' I kid you not, my Mom called me three times a day to thank me for this book. She has read a lot but nothing has touched her like this book. She wants to know more about the author & pretty much is craving all the information she can get." An email from Sheri Amorelli.

"I devoured the book, from cover to cover...every word. AMAZING! I laughed, cried and am waiting for "The Soul of a Horse", the MOVIE!!! I purchased every copy that they had here at Schulers Bookstore in Okemose Michigan and have given them all away. My husband did the same thing at Barnes and Noble in Tampa." An email from Deedee Kelly

Kathleen Camp says, at its heart, this book is about the power of positive relationships. Not just relationships with animals, but with with every person you know. Your employer or employee, your friends, your students, your kids, or your spouse. "During the writing of this book, Joe completely changed the way he was approaching our relationship. For the better," she added with a smile.

Just a couple of days ago Joe received this email from a friend. "Last evening my wife had dinner with a teacher at our son's school. She is a young unmarried woman who is a curious innovator in her approach to teaching (getting a PhD after-hours). My wife was surprised when she started going on about a wonderful new book she had picked up from the display table at Warwick's because it had useful things to say about relationships between teacher and student. She neither knows nor cares about horses, but it was your book she was praising."

Debbie Soderberg Kirchner, a teacher in Minnesota writes: "I simply love the way Joe Camp writes. He stirs my soul. He has successfully woven his personal story with horses into a spellbinding book. I laughed. I cheered. I cried. This is a must-read book for everyone."

"This book was an amazing read. I literally could not put it down and I'm not a horsie person. The story made me laugh out loud, tear up a couple of times, get angry, and question how I communicate with my employees. It opened my heart. This book is better than meditation!" wrote Nancy on the Barnes & Noble website.

Anna Scott writes in an email, "Just finished your book and to say I loved it would be the epitome of understatement. I have learned so much from it. Thank you, Thank you."

"I wanted you to know that I loved your book. I have not read anything like it since James Herriott (In my book that says a lot). It made me laugh and it made me cry and it made me think. I have bought more copies of "Benji off the Leash" than of any other movie ever made, because I give them as gifts. I am going to be doing the same thing with The Soul of a Horse ," Joy Eriksen writes in an email.

"And on and on it goes," Kathleen adds. "To read more reader reviews go to,,,, and all over the internet. Just Google The Soul of a Horse, the best horse book ever, or Joe Camp," she smiles. "I'm really proud of my hubby."

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