• Title: Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet
  • Author: Gary Kurz
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet Do all dogs and cats really go to heaven Yes they do The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you ll ever endure But recovery isn t only about closure You also want t
    Do all dogs and cats really go to heaven Yes, they do The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you ll ever endure But recovery isn t only about closure You also want to know where your best friend has gone.After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar GaryDo all dogs and cats really go to heaven Yes, they do The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you ll ever endure But recovery isn t only about closure You also want to know where your best friend has gone.After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in Paradise After devoting countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls You ll finally find answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife and you ll also get a 30 day devotional to help you work through your grief.If you ve ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you ll welcome this amazing book s reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again For those of us who love our pets so passionately, Gary Kunz thoughtfully and thoroughly gives hope that death is not the end for our furry, scaled, and feathered friends Francine Hornberger, co author of So You Think You Know about Cats

    One Reply to “Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet”

    1. This IS a review, but I want to give you a bit of context about why I needed this book review the actual book.In September 2007, I had a rough time. I was alone away at school and my father had been battling cancer. My mother's service dog passed away as well, and though we had another dog and a bird, being alone at college after the majority of my friends had just graduated, I wanted something to rescue. While at home, I dropped something off at the vet's office and mentioned I wanted a cat. Th [...]

    2. I just recently lost my dear and faithful companion of 10 years, my dog Panzer. As a Christian, I have heard many pastors say that animals do not have souls and therefore do not go to Heaven. After all, Heaven was created for people not animals. This obviously creates despair among Christian pet owners that when a pet dies they are gone for good, we'll never see them again.However, I had always held on to the hope that our beloved pets--as well as all animals, wild or domestic--do indeed go to H [...]

    3. This book was just awful. It jumped all over the place and the author simply could not stay on topic. He went on so many tangents, I was nearly growling at the book. It did not, in my opinion, address the topic fully, of pets going to heaven. Personally, I think most people who pick up this book already believe pets go to heaven; they are simply looking for some support in their grief. This book does NOTHING to satisfy a grieving person's wounds. This said, taking 200 pages to argue his point on [...]

    4. A whole lot of redundancy & fluff. The good points in this book could be summed up in about 10 pages. But then you couldn't get $12.95 a pop, could you? I was very disappointed with this book. Not only is it not worth the money, it wasted time that could have been spent on reading some of the more meaningful books on the topic of pet loss. The author kept apologizing for mentioning his Christian views while giving the book a title clearly referring to Heaven's pearly gates. You can't please [...]

    5. A friend gave me this book after my horse died. I did not read it until now. There are many problems with this book. The first problem for me was I do not agree with Kurz's religious beliefs. He believes only in creationism and not evolution. He only uses the Bible to explain how animals are in heaven. Although I am not a very religious person, I did take a theology class in college at the Catholic university I attended. I actually enjoyed that class and I learned a lot. We did spend some time r [...]

    6. I'm reading this on and off. I know I should be getting into it more, I want to, but it is not grabbing me. I guess I was looking for something to ease the pain of losing my pets, especially my beloved Meggie who is irreplaceable. But I find it to be more "preachy" for lack of a better word. Of course, it would be spiritual it is about animals having souls too and finding them when we get to Heaven (hopefully!). However, I find the author more into lecturing about how much of a biblical scholar [...]

    7. I read the scriptural analysis in this book twice -- the second time, to make sure I hadn't succumbed to wishful thinking the first time through. But much to my relief, the author really DOES make a sound biblical case for our pets going to heaven! I submit that we won't know for sure until we get there ourselves, but at least I now have reason to hope. Of course, to actually see our dear pets, we have to make sure we'll be there ourselves. I'll bet this book has already encouraged many grieving [...]

    8. So glad this book exists. My little Benji dog died and some people said some not so nice things. The lion and the lamb will lie down together they are animals. This is a well thought out book, both scriptural and cultural.

    9. This book was helpful to me when I lost my Max. It helped give me hope that I would see him again. The Biblical references seem sound and I've shared this book with others who've just recently lost a pet.

    10. I am halfway through this book and I am still waiting for something So far I am so disappointed that I don't know if I will even finish. The author has a very rambling style with no connections between chapters or to the basic premise.

    11. This book is for anyone who has ever loved an animal. Gary will surprise you with his study of what the bible says about animals and their spiritual life. You will be happy to know you WILL see your much-loved furry friends again.

    12. If you have lost a pet recently this book will really help you get through the rough times. I recently had to put my 14 year old Aubrey (cat) to sleep because she had cancer and just getting though those first few days was so very difficult. It really touches the core of what you are feeling and it lets you know that it is okay to mourn a pet. My little Aubrey was the constant in my life, she always knew when I needed just a little more comfort on days when I thought things could not get any wor [...]

    13. Author Gary Kurz is a Baptist preacher and bless his heart, preaching and witnessing is in the preachers DNA. So be it. Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates is written from his heart and his grief over loved and lost critters that shared his life. The book can console and does answer questions many of us have asked about the afterlife of our pets. He soothes our souls with the hope one day we shall romp and stroke these friends once more. Cold Noses is biblically based. It is an excellent choice for n [...]

    14. I've been searching for some self-help/spirituality books related to pet loss, and this one came highly recommended. However, while I'm spiritual and believe in something beyond just us humans and Earth's plane of existence, I'm not religious and Kurz is a *very* orthodox Christian (I'm talking, the guy doesn't believe in evolution kind of orthodox). And these issues of orthodoxy come up much too much in non-related tangents to the central question -- do our animals go to heaven? Kurz takes for [...]

    15. Out of all the books that I have read since Dakota's passing, this one really helped me to find peace with his passing. I loved this book, its relevance to my loss of my best friend and companion, and the knowledge and understanding of animals and their place in God's plan. Some may not believe that God loves them too. For that matter, maybe some don't believe He loves us, but I do and it really has helped me to cope with losing D a little more each day. I love D so much and I miss him every day [...]

    16. Heavy-handed evangelistic agenda, overly folksy. The author has dumb ways of arguing his points, goes off on irrelevant tangents (e.g defending creationism against evolutionism) which are not comforting to someone who has just lost a pet. The best part is the relatively agenda-free and comforting devotional section at the back, but the rest of the book is a waste of time.

    17. While i don't think the book was extremely well-written, I'm giving it 5 stars because I haven't found another like it, and desperately needed something on this topic. I found comfort in the fact that someone took the time to do this research, and it has helped me become more at peace with my personal loss.

    18. Must read for anyone grieving a beloved petI gave this book 5 stars it's a great book and it was recommended to me by a family member when I lost my beloved Yorkie of 16yrsIt greatly helped my grieving process thru scriptures from the Bible.A must have book highly recommended!

    19. More personal anecdotes and religious opinion than actually discussing the question at hand. Promises of more biblical references to animals in the afterlife in the SEQUEL.

    20. I must say I'm reading this under duress! I have to evaluate it and already the preface shows some red flags!

    21. I'm not a religious person, so I didn't get very far in this book. The entire book is tied to God.

    22. The author repeats himself over and over and over and over. But I did enjoy the stories if the animals

    23. This book helped me very much, while I was grieving for my beloved kitty, Suzy. I took my time reading it; I didn't want it to end. It was a way of holding onto my kitty, as long as I could. I did enjoy the book. The author was right when he said that, most likely, people who read this book already have made their minds up about what they believe, that we already believe our pets do go to heaven. I did, indeed, already believe that, hoping that animals go to heaven, & I wanted some proof, or [...]

    24. If you have ever lost a pet this book may reassure you of that pet's place in the presence of God. Kurz searches out scripture and brings to light the meaning behind them. Assuring that God loves, takes care of all his creatures and wants them in his presence. Kurz shares humorous stories of pets that he has encountered through out his life. The end of the book contains a 30 day devotional. The selected passages not only reassure someone who has lost a pet but any one who is in need of a spiritu [...]

    25. In all honesty it was hard for me to even give this book two stars. I did not like the author's style of writing. It seems every chapter (and seriously almost every paragraph!) was either telling me he was not going to discuss "X" because he talks about at length in this book's sequel or he would talk about how what he was about to say would unleash torrents of hate mail from people who would disagree. All in all, I was disappointed in the book. I only finished it because I hate to not finish wh [...]

    26. Heartfelt and substantiveThis book is one of a few in this category that considers our animal companions and our relationship to them from a firmly grounded Biblical perspective. In particular, he deals with grieving the death of a pet and the hope that the Scriptures offer. While some have opposed this Bible teacher's efforts, I have found his arguments both persuasive and comforting. Highly recommended if your heart is tender enough to love and respect those of another species.

    27. I loved this book! Of course, all dogs and cats go to heaven. So do ALL animals. It wasn't written for this reason, but the book also confirmed my belief that it is wrong to treat some animals as pets and some as food (or products). Nothing in the Bible says we should be eating animals. Yes, we have "dominion" over them, but couldn't that mean guardianship, not domination? In my mind, it does. The only time we should eat animals is if we are starving and there is nothing else. We are not carnivo [...]

    28. You can't imagine a more uplifting, happy, sad and profound book as this one! Smiles, tears, and knowledge that all that the author says is true. He backs up every single thing he says with scripture from the Bible. I am not the most relgious of people but this book has changed the way I look at a LOT of things.Learn why animals are guaranteed a place in heaven but not humans. I had no idea this book would be this good!!

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