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You Will Never Doubt Again After Reading This Book....
on June 4, 2008
I was honored to be asked to review this work by author, Niki Behrikis Shanahan, as I have had the honor of reviewing Ms. Shanahan's other works, There Is Eternal Life For Animals, Animal Prayer Guide, and The Rainbow Bridge: Pet Loss Is Heaven's Gain. I know what an exceptional writer she is and I knew this book would be as informative and encouraging as the ones before. I was not mistaken.
Written in a slightly different slant than our author's other works, Ms. Shanahan takes us on a journey sharing with us insights from knowledgeable men and women on the subject of life after death for animals. She quotes over 60 experts consisting of theologians, scholars, teachers, pastors, evangelists, and missionaries. We are given background information on each one, dates, qualifications, religious or educational background. I found this in itself to be extremely interesting. Within the cover of her book we are taken across time, as these men and woman share God's heart concerning the fate of animals. What an eye-opener their comments give. Excellent.
The main basic of the entire book is proving that animals do indeed go to Heaven. The words of each of these experts shows without a shadow of a doubt that indeed they do. We have commentaries, revelations of the Word of God, and even visions of Heaven. I especially loved reading those as I always feel a quickening in my spirit of the reality and joy that awaits us there. Very uplifting. To me, each expert added another layer to my belief of the hereafter for animals and strengthened my faith in that area.
Being an animal lover, I certainly could not imagine my afterlife being totally fulfilled without the companionship of my beloved earthly pets. .
This book is one more step that our courageous author has taken to try and shake the Christian world in general in understanding the truth that God is a God of love, and that love includes all of creation. It helps the reader understand much of the compassion and love of God. Think about it, why would God care to know when one sparrow fell, if He was not going to bring it to its eternal home? In each of our author's books she shouts the words, "All life has value in the eyes of God, and He cares for every living thing." Her heart cry is to touch and comfort hurting souls everywhere with the knowledge from God's Word that your grief will be turned to joy once you are in your Heavenly home, for surely there God will reunite you with your pet. I applaud Mr. Shanahan for not being afraid to write the truths in God's Word that surely have touched the hearts of many. Who Says Animals Go To Heaven?, is a book that every Christian should have in their library. It certainly can be used as an essential tool when ministering to someone who is heartbroken over the death of their pet, or dealing with a doubter of the goodness of God and his love for animals, even after death A wonderful addition to her works, from a very gifted author. Highly, highly recommended.