Book and Video Review Guide
Moo-ving people toward compassionate living
The intent of this book and video review guide is to help us to live according to Kingdom standards which bring Heaven to earth.
Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates
By Gary Kurz
3212 East Highway 30
Kearney, NE 68847, USA
ISBN #: 0-9666117-0-5
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Here at last is a solidly Bible-based account of animals from Genesis to Revelation that is straightforward, honest, thought-provoking yet easy to read and understand. This book is particularly important for those who are grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal. Yes, animals do go to heaven!
The most theologically conservative reader will find it impossible to refute the evidence clearly presented concerning Godís unending relationship to all His creation, including animals. The author makes every effort to steer clear of anything remotely "faddish" or "new age"; he lets Godís pure Word "speak" to the reader. To quote Gary Kurz, "God created, God was pleased with what He created and God will preserve what He created."
We live in a time when many men (and women, increasingly) are fearful of showing tenderness. This machismo mentality appears to be creeping into the Church that claims to follow Jesus, the One who wept openly and preached compassion. By admitting that he weeps over the loss of his companion animals and that he is sure that they have an afterlife, Gary Kurz (a husband, father, grandfather who happens to be a black belt karate expert) proves he is secure in his masculinity as well as his theology, not cowardly and fearful of what "others might think".
We recommend Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates for everyone!
ABOUT 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.
Employing his Bible education and more than 14,000 hours of personal Bible study, the author thoughtfully and convincingly addresses a question that is often on our minds, but seldom uttered aloud, that of animal afterlife.
Organizing his research and thoughts into an easy to understand format, he approaches the reader with the heart of one who has personally known loss, seeking to provide comfort and hope.
Since being published in 1996, Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates has earned modest fame and recognition via chapters of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, independent animal shelters, radio interviews and psychiatrists desiring to use portions of the book as part of their grief recovery regimen for their patients. Most importantly to the author however, are the countless letters of appreciation he has received from readers who have been helped through his work.
Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates will present the reader with concepts and ideas they may never have considered before. Some may scoff. Others may shrug at their uncertainty. But those who know and love their animals for the wonderful personalities they are, will assimilate very well to the logical conclusions drawn by the author.
This book is a must read for anyone who keeps and loves animals.
We welcome your comments
| Table of Contents |
The calf photo on this pages is from Farm Sanctuary with our thanks.
All of the beliefs and ideas presented by the writers of the reviewed publications may not necessarily represent all those held by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation, but since they do seek to make this a kinder and more compassionate world, they have been included.
| Home Page | Animal Issues | Archive | Art | Articles | Bible | Books | Church and Religion | Discussions | Health | Humor | Letters | Links | Poetry and Stories | Quotations | Recipes | Site Search | What's New? |
Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org. All Creatures Book and Video Review Guide includes such subjects as: life, heaven,
earth, peace, justice, Bible study, discussion, commentary, reviews, books, God,
Christian, Jewish, Jesus, Holy Spirit, vegetarian, vegetarianism, vegan, veganism, cruelty
free, love, compassion, lifestyle, Bible, recipes, sermons, stories, animals, animal
rights, Judeo Christian, health, ethical, environment, living, meditation, prolife, pro
life, pro-life, abortion, capital punishment, war, hunting, fishing, trapping, farm,
farming, factory, fur, meat, milk, dairy, slaughter, cattle, beef, pork, chicken, poultry,
hens, battery, debeaking
All Creatures Book and Video Review Guide includes such subjects as: life, heaven, earth, peace, justice, Bible study, discussion, commentary, reviews, books, God, Christian, Jewish, Jesus, Holy Spirit, vegetarian, vegetarianism, vegan, veganism, cruelty free, love, compassion, lifestyle, Bible, recipes, sermons, stories, animals, animal rights, Judeo Christian, health, ethical, environment, living, meditation, prolife, pro life, pro-life, abortion, capital punishment, war, hunting, fishing, trapping, farm, farming, factory, fur, meat, milk, dairy, slaughter, cattle, beef, pork, chicken, poultry, hens, battery, debeaking