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David Wheaton’s New Book

My Boy, Ben

“A beautifully-written and engaging story about a man and his dog that will touch every part of you.”
—Dick Van Patten, actor and founder, National Guide Dog Month

“David Wheaton has written a deeply touching story that uniquely unveils God’s amazing grace. Enjoy the book and its hope-filled message!”
—Troy Dobbs, Senior Pastor, Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN

264 pages, hardcover
Tristan Publishing (Mpls, MN)

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“My Boy, Ben spoke straight to my dog-loving soul. It is a poignant, engaging, tug-on-your-heartstrings story that leaves you better for having read it. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Nicole Notare, Editor, Guideposts Magazine

“In over 30 years of breeding, showing, and owning, I have never read a book that so beautifully captures the highs and lows, twists and turns of sharing life with a beloved dog.”
—Donna Reece, owner/breeder of Ridge View Labradors, two-time Best-of-Breed champion at Westminster Dog Show

“As a lifelong dog owner and small animal veterinarian for over 40 years, I have seen and experienced the extraordinary relationship with our dogs that this book so wonderfully describes. My Boy, Ben is for everyone who knows, ‘It is not just a dog.'”
—Dr. David Brewer, veterinarian and founder, Rockford Road Animal Hospital

“I have read many books about dogs during my over 25 years of training, but none that impacted me so deeply as My Boy, Ben.”
—Mike Schulenberg, professional dog trainer and owner, Wings and Whistles


2007-06 Gracie in frog poseMy Boy, Ben is the true story of David Wheaton’s close companionship with an unforgettable yellow Lab named Ben. The journey begins with David pursuing his dream on the professional tennis tour yet facing the reality that his desire to get a dog will not be possible while being on the road for months on end.

A surprising letter received under his hotel room door in a faraway country changed everything. And soon David returned home to an unexpected puppy who would have an unimaginable impact on his life.

From the years of joy with his beloved Ben to the crushing grief David experienced upon losing him, My Boy, Ben is a moving story that culminates with the uplifting message of God’s grace—a grace that offers strength and hope in our most trying times.

My Boy, Ben is a “dog book” … and much more. You will get an inside view of the ups and downs of life as a professional tennis player, the close relationship between a son and his aging parents, and a thirty-something single man contemplating marriage as he transitions into a new career after the tennis tour.

Also, some of life’s biggest questions are explored: Why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? Can we know God’s purpose in our trials? How does God’s grace offer comfort, strength, and hope when we encounter difficult loss?

Whoever you are, in whatever place in life you are, we hope you enjoy the compelling story and uplifting message of My Boy, Ben.

My Boy, Ben is owned by The Overcomer Foundation,
a 501c3 non-profit organization.