Pets and Heaven:
What the Bible Says About our Animal Friends
(God's word of loving comfort for every creature)
Pets and Heaven has become THE 'go to' resource!
Topically listed #1 on Amazon and top ten in Google (usually top 5 or 6).
Not long ago our fifteen year old Maltese dog Calee reached the end of her natural life. We saw the declining health signs coming several months in advance. When the fateful day finally arrived, my wife and I held her in our arms as she breathed her last in the Vet's office. For those of you who have shared a similar experience, it was a profound and touching experience.
The Vet knew some of my professional religious background. She tenderly inquired, "Dr. Hively, so - what about pets and heaven?"
ENORMOUS SURPRISE can best describe what I found as I seriously searched the scriptures. The Bible clearly details both God's loving intent AND eternal plan for all living things. I was profoundly 'moved,' gratified and humbled to read what God revealed. It's a very comforting message. God's word in the Bible does address the topic of God's love and desire for all things created, for each of us, and for all animals.
TRUTH: It's true beyond a doubt - there are creatures - animals in heaven. Pets and Heaven gives the clear Bible sources, chapter and verse, completely printed out in full. No more 'wondering' - now you can be sure. It's the Bible, so it carries the absolute and ultimate authority. Don't take my word for it! You can make up your own mind on the topic given these clear resources.
Discover how one of the Ten Commandments details responsible pet companionship and animal ownership. As one acknowledges God as Lord, the manner in which we partner with our animal friends is to be a clear reflection of faith active in love.
I was gratified that God has given animals the task to care for us! Part of God's intent is that all creation is inter-connected. We are all to care for each other. That topic takes up another entire chapter.
UNIQUE FEATURES of the book -
Pets and Heaven
is not about
pet - nor is it a just a book that tells a
series of touching pet stories from famous
personalities. The selected
directly apply to your pet, straight from Bible.
God is the ultimate authority of all, so we
this as truth.
It is about God eternal promise to all our animal
There are so many Bible passages about animals (hundreds, in fact) that it soon became clear that these passages fell into major categories and themes. As a sampling of the hundreds of passages to be found, 38 of the most representative Bible texts are detailed. The book summarizes 12 core Bible themes about our animal friends.
of the very best and most
by famous personalities are also included in
Pets & Heaven.
As a result of a
dedicated search of what other famous people had to say
about pets, God, responsible pet care and heaven -
several thousand sayings
were potentially available.
There are quotes from
Abraham Lincoln, Rev. Billy Graham, Albert Schweitzer,
Mark Twain, Dr. Martin Luther, Mahatma Gandhi, Will
Rogers, and others.
Rev. Billy Graham
will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in
heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I
believe he'll be there."
People of faith have actively honored God for the gift
of creation and all living things - in music and
Pets and Heaven details
54 worship hymn
titles that reflect the Church's enduring
affection for creation and all God's creatures. You may
be surprised at the broad scope of these hymns of the
PRAYER: You share a special blessing as you embrace your animal companions and one another in prayer. At the conclusion of each of the twelve chapters there is a brief theme-related devotional and prayer.
AS A BONUS, there are:
+ 5 dedicated prayers for all animals
+ 3 prayers for lost pets
+ The Rite for the Blessing of Animals
+ A Ceremony for receiving a new pet
+ A prayer for adopting a pet
+ Prayers for a sick pet, for an aging pet, and for a dying or dead pet
+ Liturgy for the burial or memorial of a beloved pet.
Pets and Heaven is lavishly illustrated.
TRIBUTE: Did you ever wonder what might be an appropriate tribute for someone who has just experienced pet loss? Pets and Heaven may be the perfect heartfelt and sensitive gift for those who have just experienced pet loss - as a word of comfort, either for yourself or for your friends.
"If you are a pet owner, you should own this book!" - Patrick Fairbairn
The Book -
Pets and Heaven, large format - 8 1/2 by 11 inches, full 4-color printing, paperback binding on fine gloss paper, ISBN #978-0-9827308-0-5, 60 pages, Copyright 2010, Neal Otto Hively.
Available in Print, E-book and Kindle formats.
Print - $20.00; E-Book and Kindle - $9.95
E-Book orders via Paypal -
Printed AND Kindle orders only via Paypal -
National wholesale distribution via Baker & Taylor, Follett Library Resources or directly from this dedicated site.
Pets and Heaven is also available from Amazon.com, both in book and e-Kindle format. You may also order Pets and Heaven from your local Barnes and Noble, PetCo stores, or online.
Also, available to better pet stores, retail outlets, charities and bookstores everywhere.
Do you have interest in becoming a regional sales representative or local distributor of Pets and Heaven? Feel free to contact me directly at the email address, below.
Dr. Hively's new - recently published - MASSIVE - 320 page:
Animal Blessings! Over a Thousand Occasions to Celebrate & 25 Keys to Success - 2012 Edition
- the ultimate calendar summary of some 1700 potential occasions to celebrate our animal companions, with some 1000 embedded web links to host sites!
available in E-book format only; ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Dedicated website: www.animalblessings.org
Thank you for your visit.God most richly bless you in every good and worthy thing.
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