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About Kate McGahan
Intensely spiritual, Kate sprinkles subtle seeds of faith to strengthen the reader's personal spiritual path. While you think she is just entertaining you, she is also planting seeds and teaching you new ways of looking at yourself and those you love. Kate's books will change the way you think. You will never look at life or death or love the same way again.
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The power in this book is in Jack's sharing the story of his life which begins in a puppy mill. Fate propels him into a love story much like your own. You will find that through the pages, Jack's voice is the voice of your best friend who even now is trying to reach you. They are all working together from the other side of Rainbow Bridge to help you to heal your heart.
Jack would never lead you astray. He has given you a happy ending, but wait...there IS no end! There is only the beginning of something else. Come. We are waiting for you to join us on a journey to the other side of grief.
This honest, heartwarming and spiritual account will touch everyone who has ever loved. It matters not if they have four legs or two. Jack leads us to a higher love by extending himself to every creature of the earth, every human on the planet, every spirit in the universe --- and most of all to the bona fide Master over Heaven and Earth.
LET THE VOICE OF YOUR BEST FRIEND GUIDE YOU TO THE OTHER SIDE OF GRIEF.
What happens when we die? How will you prepare? Why do some of us have to suffer? Why don't some people understand? You've waited so long to connect with your best friend, to receive a sign or maybe a dream. This is your opportunity. Canine Jack will answer all of your questions --and many more you haven't yet thought to ask. Learn how to communicate with those on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. You will find that you will be able to face transitions courageously, rid yourself of guilt & blame, learn how much you are loved and strengthen your faith in the fact that life never ends and that love never dies.
Our favorite four-legged grief counselor, Jack McAfghan, guides you gently and honestly through all aspects of pet loss and grief. Jack will prepare you, teach you to make peace with the decisions you may ultimately have to make and help you to understand that the end of this life is not the end of life at all. Learn the secret language that will help you communicate with your pets no matter where they are. This little book will help you know how to make the right decisions, stay strong in your time of loss, and ultimately to move forward by using the power of your love instead of the limits of your mind.
~Facing the Inevitable
~Not Just a Pet
~No Life Without Loss
~Death: Feared & Misunderstood
~End of Life Decisions
~Preparing for the Passage
~"THE APPOINTMENT"/ Euthanasia
~The Process of Grief
~Ashes and Memorials
~Waking from the Dream
~Fears and Tears
~Who to Blame
~There is no Death
~You Can Heal What You Feel
~The Language of the Heart
~The Gift of Grief
~Dreams: Meeting Places of the Soul
~Signs from the Afterlife
~How to Tell the Children and Comfort Your Remaining Pet
~Life Beyond Grief
~Only Human: Why Others Don't Understand
"LOVE LIVES ON... My heart is full and my soul dog Jade dances with joy every time I read a new book by Kate. This book #4 is a powerful read full of information on the stages of grieving and more. I revisited ALL of my losses while reading, both 2-legged and 4-legged. This book will help you with any loss, including loss of yourself while you journey through grief. You will come out on the other side of grief with a broader understanding of yourself and others in the process. Kate and Jack discuss all the hard truths of grief and pain of the heart in this book.
This book expands upon book #1, "Reflections". Kate pours her years of knowledge as a hospice grief counselor and social worker out to us. She tells us “how it is” in a firm and loving way. The book flows. It validated me, I know that “I did right” in all my experiences with those I love who’ve transitioned. Read it slowly, take your time, but read it." ~Sharon Hockinson
"NOT JUST A PET LOSS BOOK: This amazing book will help you through the stages of grief as only Kate McGahan and her beloved Jack McAfghan can.
This honest and precious book guides the reader through all phases of pet loss. Our favorite four-legged grief counselor, Jack McAfghan, will take the reader on a personal journey from diagnosis through difficult end of life decisions; scheduling "The Appointment" and into the understanding the grief that follows. The ultimate goal is for healing and to help those who grieve the loss of a pet to make the decision to open their hearts to love again. Speaking from the pet's point of view, Jack will help you to understand How Pets Think and How Pets Feel as they approach the end of life. Oh but it's not the end of life at all!
Give the gift of knowledge, empathy and true understanding, based on the McGahan's 35 years in clinical hospice and end of life counseling. This is a gift that, like love, will never die. It will change everything! This little book will help you know how to make the right decisions, how to stay strong at the time of loss and how to move forward in grace and unwavering faith by using the power of your love instead of the limits of your mind.
Table of Contents
"Not Just a Pet"
"Facing the Inevitable"
"End of Life Decisions"
"Preparing for the Passage"
"THE APPOINTMENT: Euthanasia"
"Ashes and Memorials"
"Life Beyond Grief"
For less than the cost of a sympathy card, help the pet lover in your life to face transitions courageously, rid themselves of guilt and blame, know how much they are loved and strengthen their faith that life never ends and that love never dies.
"BEAUTIFUL." "INTRIGUING." "A PAGE TURNER!" "TWISTS AND TURNS..." "WOW" "A GRIPPING & THOUGHTFUL READ!"
"One of the best educational and fascinating reads I’ve seen in a long time. Beautifully written by this great and compelling author."
"It's not just a love story between people, it's a romance with the great Southwest."
"This story is beautifully written, rich in detail and emotion. There is love, danger, forgiveness, romance and more. This book also touches on human trafficking and it opened my eyes and made me think."
This touching historical romance based on a true story has already moved dozens of readers:
“The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story” by Kate McGahan
We find ourselves in the Sonoran Desert at the US Mexico border, where 20 years ago a love story between an American woman, Sarah, and a Mexican man, Benito, takes place. Sarah is a young attorney transplanted to Arizona from New York, and Benito is a Mexican photojournalist who, after exposing the governor for drug trafficking activity, is hunted by the Drug Cartel in retaliation and forced to flee illegally across the US Mexico border. Destiny brings the two together in the Mexico-Arizona borderlands where they learn from their striking similarities and diverse cultural differences.
Their stories intertwine with synchronicity and merge with that of Vivianna: a Mexican woman whose husband is tragically killed while crossing the border and who is then trafficked by a sex trafficking ring in Arizona, and the story of a Jewish couple from New York, Max and Jenn, who now live on a ranch at the Arizona border and are involved in charitable pursuits to help Mexicans and Americans understand each other, promote environmentalism and peace in our world. The three separate plots within the story come together to show the synchronicity in life. By reading this book you’ll find out how certain types of walls like race, culture, traditions and differences between people can be removed with respect, acceptance and love.
"We may not be able to open our borders but we can open our minds and our hearts. Let 'The Walls Between Us' open yours!" - Kate McGahan
"Lush imagery of southern Arizona and Mexico, complete with starry nights, sunlit skies, and warmth of the Desert Southwest envelop this story of love, loss, forgiveness, and betrayal. Once I started reading I found it very hard to put this book down. It truly is a page turner with many things that will catch you by surprise."
"You’ll have to read this book for yourself to find a story you won’t forget. It’s a beautiful one, and a most timely one in our current crisis at the border."
"Kate has created a wonderful tapestry of the border issues and she has woven them into her compelling story line, that is both emotional, intellectual, and heartwarming. The descriptions of the landscape and Southern Arizona are spot on and is filled with indigenous historical references to both the Border issues and the fabric of life on the border. Complexity, cruelty, and love are all in conflict at times, providing a what comes next page turner! A must read!"
"...highly educational and poignant...
Is it true? Can your pet come back after 'death' in another form? This extraordinary love story takes the reader on an journey of reincarnation through the synchronicity of a life which has brought two soulmates back together...in this case a woman and her dog, Jack. An entire lifetime on earth is condensed into this book which is impossible to put down.
In this third book in the Jack McAfghan Trilogy, canine Jack takes his voyage to Rainbow Bridge and back again. He gives you a personal glimpse of the world to come. We highly recommend you read Book 1, "Reflections", before embarking on this part of the journey. You will enjoy this sequel so much more if you do, for the first book is designed to help you through your grief so that you can move forward with an open mind and heart.
Read Jack's story and allow him to bring you into a new level of love and understanding after losing a loved one. The most extraordinary part of his journey is how Jack travels to Rainbow Bridge where he is initiated into a new life; a life more real than the life he lived upon the earth. See who greets him there. Discover his relationship with his heavenly Master. Learn what happens to those who have sinned on earth and find out the special role the cats play at the gates of Heaven. Witness how Jack reaches out to Kate to heal her remaining grief over losing him, while relaying to the reader the amazing world that exists beyond the world that we see.
This is the story of life, love and renewal. What you gain from it is limited only by your beliefs. Let Jack guide you through your grief and allow him the privilege of helping you to move confidently forward into a life that surpasses the life you lived before you read this book. He will prove to you that there is life after death and that love never dies. The end of this life is not the end of life at all. Sometimes what seems to be the ending of something is just the beginning of Everything.
This book applies to the loss of a spouse, partner, parent, child, family member, pet or friend, no matter where they are in the dying process. It is especially helpful to those receiving hospice care as it guides you to communicate about incredibly important things so that the dying process is easier for both of you. There is no “right way” to grieve. There is no “wrong way” to grieve. There is only YOUR way. Empower yourself with the guidance given in this book and you will find your way out of the grief and back into the power of a love that never dies.
Editorial Reviews: "FIVE STARS! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I recently lost my father... As I began reading I could not stop. The author has such a beautiful way with words and gives me so much comfort. After reading the book I told my Mom to read it because I knew it would help her too. She said as she read each chapter it felt to her like Kate knew my Dad and he was speaking to her through Kate. As if my dad wrote my mom another love letter so she would be okay. If you are grieving this book is priceless and will help you too."
"THERE SHOULD BE 10 STARS! The author leaves no stone unturned. I found myself healing from very old griefs that often still cause me pain. Her chapters on suicide and complicated grief offer amazing insights, comfort and reassurance that the deepest of grief can be healed. Regardless of the circumstances of loss, every human who is grieving will benefit from her knowledge and wisdom...This book truly stands on its own as the only book you will ever need to heal your grief. It makes a perfect gift too!"
Do you think we would go through all we've been through in this life just to say “Goodbye”? Physical bodies are temporary but our souls are immortal. Written like a prayer from the heart this book will guide you gently but honestly through each and every stage of grief that lies ahead of you. Before you know it it will bring you into healing. It's all By Design.
You will learn powerful new ways to communicate with your loved one so that whenever you have doubts or fears that overwhelm you, you will have the tools you need to stay on course. You'll learn how to process guilt, shame and blame and anything else that gets in the way of your feeling good about yourself. Come. Don't be afraid. Everything is going to be okay.
No Life Without Loss
Death: Feared & Misunderstood
If You Were a Flower
The Life Cycle
Facing the Inevitable
This Moment is All we Have
Making the Most of It
The Power of Letting Go
Preparing for the Journey
The Blink of an Eye
"I Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye"
Every End a Beginning
The Morning After
Loss of Identity
Waking from the Dream
Ashes and Memorials
Tears and Fears
Who to Blame
There is No Death
You Can Heal Wha