Stories of Pets, People, Miracles, & Heaven
Will I see my pet in heaven?
…is among the most common questions asked of Pastors and teachers. Sadly many answer incorrectly, and leave needless heartbreak with their reply.
Does God care about the small details in my life? Does He care about my pet? Yes! If the Bible is to be taken seriously to any degree the answer is always yes. ( Our real goal is not as much about money as it is to be enabled to spread the encouragement and give genuine assurance...that is what we are asking help for.)
Facebook: Prayers for Pets began as a burden that Caren Brodt had for the many hurting animal lovers that she came across as she worked on our (Victor and Caren Brodt's) original Facebook page: JacktheDog. Her work helped put the stories about Jack on the map. Several of their books became #1 on Amazon.
The book Prayers for Pets came as a result of the page members sharing amazing answers to prayer. We could not capture them all, but the book is a compilation of some of the wonderful things that have happened in the lives of people and pets because of the page community. This is one of the most positive pages on FB. No, not every story is a miracle, some are, but others are inner miracles and victories of community and love. (The page is nonprofit, influenced by a biblical mandate but open to those of all faiths and no faith.)
Caren is not in good health, you will need to read the background in the book to find out why her husband nearly fell over when she told him that she felt called to start this new page. It has worked out to be one of those special, amazing things that happen in life. Caren has proven that even severe disability does not mean inability. In fact she has a special secret to share that has made her life more powerful than many healthy people have imagined.
The cover of the book has a young boy on it, he was told at his religious school that his soon to die favorite friend would not go to heaven. We realized that we needed to set the record straight. This book does that in more ways than one.
That is why we are asking for your help. It needs to be in color, and that is pricey. (Amazon wanted $64. per book just for cost of color and distribution, there are 360 pages, about 1/3 of them color.) Please help us to have a greater reach for less. The more we can raise, the more we can keep costs down, so that many who are not well to do can still afford to have this book of stories and authoritative references.
We set the bar low, we need a minimum for the printer, if as we hope we far surpass the goal, we will try to provide for adoption agencies, veterinarians, rescue groups, and special circumstances.
Finally we hope with all our hearts to “see you there”. There where all your friends should be. Please meet us there, many of us will be waiting.
Wishing what every good creature already sees in you, the very Best!
Caren and Victor Brodt
*p.s. many artwork examples below. Digital Artwork images from the book.....
Come to Me
Oh, meet me there, at the top of the hill,
where the clover and blossoms so fill,
with scents and memories that hold my heart still.
Come to me, come when you will,
forever, I wait, for the moment until,
you come running to find me, at the top of the hill.
(from JACK THE DOG: AND HIS BOY)
Risks and challenges
We have all our ducks, cats, dogs, and such in a row. The files and images are all set. We already have the cost of the ISBN covered and chosen a quality printer that should turn it around in a matter of a week or two. There are some possible challenges with print requirements, and feedback time. The e-version is up and working great; fantastic feedback too.
Special artwork as part of the reward offers may take some time to make it a special piece, a little lead way may be required. We need to communicate, and to have a somewhat good image. (most of our work is derived from nonprofessional photos but we need a bit more than a blur to work from.)
Never the less you thoughts, prayers, or best wishes would be greatly appreciated. This work has been very challenging, and long in the making. It represents hundreds if not thousands of hours of work, it is a work of love and honor. We hope many will be able to see, accept and enjoy.
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