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Will I See My Dog In Heaven

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
What do you think: Will we see our dogs and cats in the hereafter? Does God s plan for eternity include the created nonhuman world? Franciscan friar and popular writer Father Jack Wintz brings a love for all creation and infectious enthusiasm to the serious task of exploring answers to these long-asked questions. In Will I See My Dog in Heaven? Father Jack admits that no o ...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Paraclete Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Zorphie Zorro
Apr 17, 2014 Zorphie Zorro rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: animal lovers, nature lovers, Christians, spiritual, ecologists and environmentalists, pet lovers
This is a gentle book citing many examples from the Bible and Franciscan thought illustrating God's love for all of His creation, not just humans, and our responsibility to care for God's creation on this earth. Written by popular demand, it focuses on a comforting message for people who suffer from the loss of a beloved pet, or those such as myself who see God's beauty and majesty primarily through nature. Its theology isn't very complex, but it actually doesn't need to be--it's a simple but we ...more
Jan 09, 2012 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forever-mine
I am loving this book. After losing our golden retriever Angel this past Wednesday after 14 1/2 years of unconditional wonderful love, it's very raw. Something told me last night to pull this off my shelf and read it. I haven't been able to put it down. It is a blanket over me, helping my grief along and knowing as I have always known, that we will be together again. I will right Father Jack after finishing this book and thank him. It's a blessing.
Dec 28, 2016 Lynne rated it really liked it
A beautiful affirmation of the whole of creation, based on Franciscan spirituality.
Rosemary Biggio
Nov 04, 2009 Rosemary Biggio rated it really liked it
(Wintz, Jack. Will I See My Dog in Heaven? Massachusetts : Paraclete Press. 2009. 153pp.)

Father Wintz, a Franciscan friar, explores a question he has pondered for years.
His thoughts first appeared in article form in St. Anthony Messenger magazine. Motivated by a large reader response and devotional study of St. Francis, he expanded the original material into book length. The question in the book’s title “sounds like a naïve kid’s question”, Father Wintz said in an interview with Catholic News S
Jul 17, 2014 Ruby rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who lost a pet/or anyone
This book really helped me through the grieving process. I loved my dog. She was my little girl. She was my first child, she is very intelligent. Smarter than most humans and definitely more honest, and loyal. I can never replace her. I love her so much still! The author explained that when God created paradise in the beginning there were animals. It is only fitting they will be in the final Paradise. He loved Saint Francis and told his story it was a beautiful one. He explained that St. Francis ...more
Feb 05, 2010 Jessica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: animal lovers
Shelves: animals
When I saw this book I thought it would be interesting to see how someone would tackle this question theologically. Jack Wintz does a great job of explaining that no one really knows what Heaven will be like, but he basically shows how Biblically God reiterates that He loves all creation, not just humans. He also focuses on St. Francis, the saint of animals, a lot for obvious reasons and also because Wintz is a Franciscan friar himself. Overall, a good exploration of this topic.

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Timothy McNeil
Oct 12, 2013 Timothy McNeil rated it liked it
Shelves: religion, non-fiction
It is apparent that Fr. Jack did not envision people not of the Catholic persuasion to be reading his book (as he frequently comments on the reader's adherence to and acceptance of Catholic teachings). That made this a little odd for me, but I think that Wintz is at his best when giving (even off-handedly) an excellent example of pastoral wisdom vs. Catholic theology as well as giving reason for why God would have reason to include all of His creation in the plan for salvation.
Jan 19, 2010 Peggy rated it really liked it
A very good book about whether our pets will meet us in Heaven by Jack Wintz, a Francisan priest. He cites many verses from the Bible and other works in answering this question. He says that although no one knows for sure, from his research, he believes that God has a place for our pets in Heaven.
Apr 28, 2011 Tevilla rated it liked it
I liked this little book that I picked up in Sedona last fall. I have been in disagreement with organized religion for the lack of belief that animals are a part of the kingdom of God. whatever that may be.

This book outlined where the bible has included all of creations of God's as heavenly. It wasn't conclusive (is religion ever) but it was interesting.

Jun 20, 2009 Joanne rated it it was ok
This book was not exactly what I had expected - mainly from a Catholic theology perspective. But it does raise an interesting question that we cannot really answer. Could be a good discussion point.
Jane Anne
Feb 17, 2016 Jane Anne rated it really liked it
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Now that I know I will see him in heaven I realized I'd better do my best to get myself there! I did like this book very much. Read it right after losing my dog.
Not only will we see our dogs in heaven, we will see our cats, horses, rabbits, etc. for God created humans and animals.
Roxanne Moranty
Jun 08, 2011 Roxanne Moranty rated it really liked it
Author shows biblical and spiritual reasons that give confidence that we wil not only see our beloved pets in heaven but all of creation. I liked the book.
Gail Murray
Aug 30, 2015 Gail Murray rated it really liked it
Uplifting read for those with a swollen heart after loss of a beloved pet; especially for this reader who lost
a brilliant being of a chocolate lab who was a remarkable blessing to our family.
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