There is Eternal Life for Animals
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.
There is Eternal Life for Animals
A Book Based on Bible Scripture
By Niki Behrikis Shanahan
Reviewed by Frank L. and Mary T. Hoffman
Publisher and Purchase Information
Copyright © 2002 by Niki Behrikis
Second Printing 2004
Library of Congress Control Number: 2002091696
Niki Behrikis Shanahan
P.O. Box 282
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Price: $13.99 + $5.00 S&H 1st copy +$1.00 ea. add. copy
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There is Eternal Life for Animals is a book that should stand up to the closest scrutiny by the most conservative Christians. The Bible does teach us that there is eternal life for animals. Niki Behrikis Shanahan does an exceptional job of pointing out this truth from the pages of Scripture.
This book is written in such a way that it is easy to follow and understand by anyone, whether or not one has had any formal Biblical training.
Like most people who have lost a beloved companion animal, the author sought the Biblical assurance that her beloved "son" Pete would be in heaven. Her quest led to the publication of this book. We have many people writing to us about their mourning the loss of their companion animals, all of whom have been as sons and daughters to them. This book will provide comfort and assurance to them that There is Eternal Life for Animals.
Found in the introduction of this outstanding book are the following author’s statements and Bible quotations that should be emphasized in all Bible studies. Ignoring these truths has led to much ignorance and suffering.
“Some people think that animals are of little importance or value. And since they feel that way, they assume that God does also. They may think that, since man has been created in the image of God, eternal life is exclusive to us. The angels have been given eternal life also, and the Bible does not state that they have been created in God’s image. Therefore, we shouldn’t be distracted by the distinction that man is created in God’s image and the animals are not. This bears no relevance to the gift of eternal life. Many people, even devout Christians, think that eternal life for animals is foolishness. Perhaps this is an example of the “foolishness of God!”
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.
1 Corinthians 1:25-29, NIV
In author Niki Behrikis Shanahan’s words, “There is only one way to know what God has to say or what He plans to do, and that is by reading and studying the Word of God. The Bible is the only book He left us.”
Furthermore, the author of this excellent book goes back to the original Hebrew and Greek to find the precise meaning of words that many people assume refer only to humans, when in fact, they plainly include all the earth’s inhabitants.
It is amazing how many scriptures plainly proclaim the truth about the whole of creation. Over a hundred scriptures (not only the two or three witnesses necessary for confirmation of a question or statement, as we are taught in the Bible) show that God has a plan for the animals.
We enthusiastically recommend this book to everyone!
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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.
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