Bible Lessons from Our Pets  -     By: David Smith
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Bible Lessons from Our Pets

Pilot Communications Group / 2011 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Pilot Communications Group
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1936417251
ISBN-13: 9781936417254
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 11/20/14.

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Are you frustrated by not hearing God?'s voice? Do you think that the Lord is WAY out there with nothing to tell you? Or do you question His existence all together? Well, I m here to tell you that He is a lot closer than many of us think He is. Our Heavenly Father is trying to tell us something, if we are open, and He has been speaking to us in ways that we may have never considered. How?, you may ask. The Lord has always used the works of His hands to proclaim His great might. If you are wondering, you can see who the Lord is, just by looking out of your window, or by taking a drive though your state, county, province, or country. Have you ever seen pictures of the deepest crevasses of the ocean where life still takes hold? If so, you have just seen a picture of God?'s depth as a person and how many layers there are to his character. If you have ever driven by the Colorado Rockies you have just witnessed the jagged strength that the Lord posses; His unfathomable power. One only needs to review the aftermath of Mount St. Helens for them to grasp God?'s righteous anger. The Apostle Paul spoke of these evidences of God in Romans 1:20, For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. God is not out there watching without love, but is constantly reaching out to speak to all of His children through the works of His hands. David Smith has assembled a number of contributors to share their experiences of their pets and what they had learned of God. From faith to faithfulness, we uncover the messages laid out from the Lord. Laugh your stress away with animal misadventures, such as this one: I think our cat has a love affair with a portable heater. It may sound crazy, but it?'s completely true. Almost any chance she gets, she?'s face first in front of the heater, catching some sun, as Buffy and I like to call it. She even lies in front of the heater in anticipation of it being turned on. Our Bling is obsessed One day, she got a little too close to her best friend and the whiskers on the right side of her face were singed badly. I would have thought she would have given the heater a rest after leaving the right side of her face smoldering, however, she returned to her love, regardless of the dangers. Isn t this just like me, I thought, after getting too close to sin and getting burned, I go back for more pain. I don t think it?'s just me that has walked on the hot coals of sin only to turn around and walk on that fiery path again, but I m sure everyone has been there and wears the t-shirt. Proverbs 26:11 describes this perfectly, As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness. Now I don t know about you, but going back to eating my puke is not too appetizing. Vomit has nasty chunks in it, smells, and, well, that pretty much describes it, but sin generally has the same appearance, but only to the trained eye. When I lie, it?'s to protect myself in the moment from an argument, or being hurt, but what I m not always seeing is the damage it?'s doing to my heart and to my relationship with the Lord. When I go back to sin, whatever that sin is, it leaves a nasty vomit aftertaste in my heart, and this aftertaste becomes a barrier between me and the Lord. God wants to be close to his children, but if the smell of vomit is emanating our heart, then He may not want to come too close. As believers, we ought to keep our hearts cleaned up so that we are ready to be in the Lord?'s presence. Jesus said in Matthew 5:8, Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. So let?'s watch what we see, say, and do because God is just waiting to have a deeper relationship with us So let David Smith and friends take you down a path of experiencing God through a whole new way, your pets Job proclaimed in the Old Testament, But ask the animals and they will teach you, or the bird of the air and they will tell you. You will be surprised by what your dog or cat can teach you about God. Perhaps God is trying to speak to you through your parakeet? Go ahead. Curl up in your kitty beds and lock your doggy doors to prepare yourself for this new adventure.

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  1. Syracuse NY
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    April 19, 2012
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    This book was a wonderful heartwarming read. I loved these endearing stories, and how these animals bring people closer to our God. It is a very hard to put down book, but if you only have a little time, it is a very fast read.

    Most animals give unconditional love, and these little stories sure reinforce this. There are all kinds of animals, the regular Cats and Dogs, also Birds, Rabbits, Horses and even Snakes. Ready this will give you warm and fuzzy feelings, some chuckles, and a few sad moments.

    I recommend this book for a really great adventure with pets.

    I received this book from the First Wild Card Tours, and the Author David Smith, and was not required to give a positive review.
  2. Cape Cod, MA
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    I just think the book itself is irrelevant
    April 18, 2012
    Adam Miller
    Cape Cod, MA
    One of the most deplorable characteristics of our society is our uncanny ability to be emotionally led to trust in shallow spirituality. I cannot fully express the anguish I feel when I see Facebook posts which diminish biblical truths into pithy statements and put it on a picture with a cat. But this is what our faith has boiled down to - silly stories with no real significance.

    The book, "Bible Lessons From Our Pets," is a collection of stories from multiple people and the animals in their lives. While superficially there is nothing wrong with an illustration about a creature, some are even funny and entertaining, they themselves should not be the focus of our faith.

    I understand that I am judging this book from a preferential bias against the plethora of content on the internets about cats, but I do want to make an important distinction: What is the powerful force behind these stories (and any illustration for that matter)? The chances are, it connects with our emotions more than our intellect. While this is not inherently wrong, it's not necessarily fruitful in developing a sound, deep, and functioning faith.

    So while I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, I really don't have any theological warnings either. I just think the book itself is irrelevant and people who get caught up in it are wasting their time with silly stories that barely skim the surface of spirituality.

    Check out my book reviews every Wednesday at worthyofthegospel.com
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