Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates

Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates

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by Gary Kurz
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Gary Kurz is a retired Coast Guard officer who served his country faithfully and honorably for over 30 years. He and his wife have a love for animals and a concern for others who share their love. He lives in Manhattan, Kansas, near Kansas City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806528878
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
127,349
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Kurz is a retired Coast Guard officer who served his country faithfully and honorably for over 30 years. He and his wife have a love for animals and a concern for others who share their love. He lives in Kansas. Visit his website at www.coldnosesbook.com.

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Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Dog_LoverCA More than 1 year ago
I read this book after the loss of my best friend of ten years. What ever your religious beliefs this book will guide you through a difficult time. The author does a great job of teaching what the Bible has to say about what happens to our pets after they leave this world. God had a purpose for animals here on Earth. They were created before man and were to be our companions. After reading this book I have an even stronger belief of where my friend is now. I recommend this book for anyone who loves their pets.
Guest More than 1 year ago
all I can say is THANKS............words escape me as to the comfort of this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have worked in this field for over 20 years and it truly does not get any better than this if you are a pet owner and you have or are about to lose a pet. I have over 50 books on the human-animal bond, grieving, pet loss etc and this one is by far the best. It gives a great deal of comfort for those who are struggling with this issue. The author absolutely give the best answer to the question "Did I do the right thing?" that I have ever read. There are sections that may strike some readers as too preachy but the author is very up front about this in the beginning of the book. I highly recommend it to any animal person whether you are a Christian or not especially if you are struggling with the issue of euthanasia and when to do it.
ksquare More than 1 year ago
I have argued with priests and ministers that if there are no pets or animals in Heaven, I'm not going. That would not be Heaven for me. Gary Kurz captures the essence of my rationale and supports it with scripture. It has been argued, to me, that only creatures with souls go to Heaven. My retort has always been, no one has been able to show where or what the soul is. The unconditional devotion I have found in pets, leads me to believe that there is more soul in these creatures than in a lot of people I have known. This book is not preachy and I highly recommend it to anyone who has cared for a pet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone who has lost a precious pet - this book offers hope at a time when you are faced with much sadness. It is a great book to give a friend who is has recently lost an important pet to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently lost a very dear pet - not the first, but for some reason this one really stirred up a "need to know" with regards to what does the bible say about where pets and/or animals go when they die. This book does give some insightful views and some solid evidence that our pets, and other animals do indeed have souls, and a place of some sort in heaven. It was comforting, and it helped to know that Gary Kurtz had the same experiences and questions as I did. I would recommend the book to someone who has lost a pet and wonders "where do their souls go?" I like the way the book is written and structured.
LadyLLED More than 1 year ago
Proves biblically that animals have souls just like humans do and were to be immortal just as Adam and Eve were. When Adam fell, animals too became mortal. Still, human and animal souls are eternal -- even though our present bodies are not. That is, not until we have passed God's Judgment and earned our resurrected bodies. I recommend this book only to those who are Christians. An exception would be those who are thinking about converting to Christianity. The author does not explain how animals have come to have eternal souls in other religious persuasions. Ideal for Christians who have lost a beloved pet. The book promises that people will be reunited with their beloved pets when they go to Heaven. Does not answer the question if some animals will go to Hell as certain individuals certainly will. I enjoyed it and learned about scripture concerning animals contained in the Holy Bible. I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written, compassionate and informative book, which in a very loving and thoughtful way addresses the concern that most if not all animal-lovers express concern about- will I see my loved one again?
DMS53 More than 1 year ago
I lost my sweet dog Angel on December 29, 2008 after only three and a half short years. Her death devastated me. I bought the book to help me deal with the pain of her loss. I still miss my sweet baby girl every day, but the book helped me deal with her loss. It's a must read for anyone who has lost their beloved pet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is uplifting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please help it has been four years since i had to put diwn two of my dogs one was a yellow lab named Oats he got a brain tumor and was going blind, the other was a basethound named Snoopy who my brother accidently ran over with his truck. It has been three years since we put down my mother dog Friska she was a miniture snozer. I still cry my self to sleep even after four years there are even times when i just wanna lay down and die cause i dont wanna go on without them. Please tell my will this book help the huge hole in my chest heal even if it is a little bit.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just lost a pet and was looking for some comfort - did NOT find it in this book - he could not get beyond the preaching - I was seriously disgusted with this book - fortunately I ordered another book in which the author gave comforting and relevant information in dealing with my loss - would NEVER recommend or purchase another book by this author -
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like this book why are you not giving this five stars? A very well written book. Helps me with the loss of my four legged children. I still cry for my daughter who passed 8 years ago. I miss her as much today as the day she died. The book is hopeful and I know I will see them again.dd
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, as with Wagging Tails was a little to biblical for me. There was one chapter in this book, as with wagging tails, that was a big turning point for me. I had cried myself to sleep for two weeks until I came upon one certain chapter that helped. Now I cry sporatically when I think of my dog. Even though I am going to get another pup, Mollie will never be far from my thoughts. This book was helpful but just to much reading that was not helpful.
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DebsSweet More than 1 year ago
I laughed - I cried - I learned more than I thought possible from this book. It truly has changed my life.
JoKen More than 1 year ago
This book brings a certain amount of comfort in believing your beloved pet will be waiting for you in Heaven. Even though we can't know for sure they will be there, God will do the right thing for you and your pet and He will honor the love you shared. Recommend for hope and comfort.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book the day after putting a beloved cat to sleep. I was crying at the register when I bought this book. I tried not too but I was so bereaved I couldn't help myself. I don't know what I was looking for when I bought this book. I am not a very religious person. I do believe in an afterlife but I don't go to church everyday and I felt like this book was preaching to me. I think I just wanted to be comforted in knowing I'd made the right decision and that my cat did not hate me but this book didn't provide that type of thought or answer. Or, if it did, I didn't see it there. I'm sure this book would be helpful to others with a deeper Faith but I found more comfort and more console in some websites online than in this book.
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This book is great. I lost my OES named Rainy two years ago.