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Help publish a color book about struggles, miracles, & amazing answers about our pets. Our goal: make the message available to all.
Help publish a color book about struggles, miracles, & amazing answers about our pets. Our goal: make the message available to all.
23 backers pledged $1,270 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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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.....

A Forever Friend- perhaps you'd like have us paint in your friend here. You have permission to do it yourself for you from this image, but don't do it commercially, give us attribution that's all we ask.
A Forever Friend- perhaps you'd like have us paint in your friend here. You have permission to do it yourself for you from this image, but don't do it commercially, give us attribution that's all we ask.
Boston
Boston
Big Girl
Big Girl
Leelee
Leelee
Scooby and a forever friend
Scooby and a forever friend

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.

Soli Deo gloria

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    Will apply to a future book (not the one described in the project). Donations of this small amount will give you access to a yet to be completed work of more indepth detail of animals and heaven in the Bible. 10 years of study have been devoted to this future book. Include an email and we will make arrangements to e-send it. If you want the main point of this future project, see the video that is the second one on this page; help us spread the encouragement

    *We can be contacted through our FB page

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    NOTE FREE items at the lower opposite side.

    Heaven and Pets Potpourri - A "you name it" set of choices, choose one for each pledge.

    1. Would you like a FB or website Logo for your pet page from an experienced artist? or

    2. Would you like to ask some questions of a pastor who has given 10 yrs of intense study to heaven and animals in the Bible and in other cultures? or

    3. How about a simple graphic of your favorite image ready to print on a shirt, coffee mug, or pendant? We provide the graphics, and could suggest a supplier who will attach it to what you would purchase, We have reasonable sources if needed.

    We would greatly appreciate your help in making our message of hope known. NOTICE Choose all three below and this "reward" is included!

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    EBOOK- Prayers for Pets with full color pictures of the pets that make up the many stories. This loving work answers many questions you will have about your animal friends. The full color images are works of art. a labor of love and honor. The e-formats have been tested on all major styles and sizes and look very special. We expect that our collaborative work will be one that really touches you, and the kind you will want to keep and share as well. Many rescue and adoption agencies will also love this well-crafted work. *****(10- 5 star reviews at time of this release) To purchase both formats select both pledge items.
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    PRINT BOOK- Donate at this level and receive the 5.5 X 8.5 print book, about 360 pages in all, Prayers for Pets with full color pictures of the pets that make up the many stories. This loving work answers many questions you will have about your animal friends. The full color images are high quality works of art, a labor of love and honor. If you love animals in the least, this work will move you and be the kind you will want to keep and to share. Many rescue and adoption agencies will also love this well-crafted work. *****(10- 5 star reviews at time of this release)
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    FULL SIZED PAINTING, original- signed digital print of your choice done in the same style painting as demonstrated in the book. Examples at the lower opposite side. You provide your favorite image. A friend, a scene, or even an admired portion of nature will be made into unique, fine artwork signed by Victor Brodt. This could also be a very special gift for a friend. It is the perfect way to honor special memories

    Your enjoyment will help us to spread more copies of the the book. It will bring answers and encouragement where there are special needs.

    Painting size 16 x 20 or 20x30 printed on high quality paper. Larger sized works are possible, but variations may cost more, and would be done at equivalent additional expense. Other special shipping world wide is possible, also can choose stretched canvas style, but expenses of variations can not be determined until the final product is chosen. We will gratefully be fair.
    Full contact information will be needed. We provide up to 3 samples for final approval.

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