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      Kim Sheridan grew up with animals as her constant companions. Each time she faced the death of a beloved pet, along with the pain came the same questions, to which she could find no answers. Then, mysterious things began to happen that she couldn’t explain, which led her on an incredible journey to uncover the truth. Along with her own extraordinary experiences, she       Kim Sheridan grew up with animals as her constant companions. Each time she faced the death of a beloved pet, along with the pain came the same questions, to which she could find no answers. Then, mysterious things began to happen that she couldn’t explain, which led her on an incredible journey to uncover the truth. Along with her own extraordinary experiences, she compiled heartwarming and meaningful true stories of everyday people around the world, and discovered compelling evidence that forever erased her own doubts about an afterlife for animals.       This book provides enormous comfort and reassurance to anyone who has ever cherished a pet, and food for thought for anyone who has ever questioned the place of these beloved creatures in the larger scheme of things, both here on Earth and beyond.


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      Kim Sheridan grew up with animals as her constant companions. Each time she faced the death of a beloved pet, along with the pain came the same questions, to which she could find no answers. Then, mysterious things began to happen that she couldn’t explain, which led her on an incredible journey to uncover the truth. Along with her own extraordinary experiences, she       Kim Sheridan grew up with animals as her constant companions. Each time she faced the death of a beloved pet, along with the pain came the same questions, to which she could find no answers. Then, mysterious things began to happen that she couldn’t explain, which led her on an incredible journey to uncover the truth. Along with her own extraordinary experiences, she compiled heartwarming and meaningful true stories of everyday people around the world, and discovered compelling evidence that forever erased her own doubts about an afterlife for animals.       This book provides enormous comfort and reassurance to anyone who has ever cherished a pet, and food for thought for anyone who has ever questioned the place of these beloved creatures in the larger scheme of things, both here on Earth and beyond.

30 review for Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends' Journey Beyond Death

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    For all of us who absolutely love our fur babies, this book is a must read. Kim Sheridan is one of us - her fur babies are members of her family and they are loved as much as any other family member. The only downside to loving them as much as we do is the pain that comes when one of them leaves us. It was after such a devastating loss that Kim began noticing mysterious things happening around her, which led her to believe her pet wasn't lost to her after all. Intrigued, she began researching the p For all of us who absolutely love our fur babies, this book is a must read. Kim Sheridan is one of us - her fur babies are members of her family and they are loved as much as any other family member. The only downside to loving them as much as we do is the pain that comes when one of them leaves us. It was after such a devastating loss that Kim began noticing mysterious things happening around her, which led her to believe her pet wasn't lost to her after all. Intrigued, she began researching the phenomenon of these experiences, and collects stories from many people to whom these happenings occur. I am one of these people (not interviewed for the book, but someone who has experienced the presence of a beloved animal after they pass). This book made me both joyous and sad. Sad, of course, that their lives are short, and joyous that when they leave this Earthly plane, they are not truly gone.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Leslie

    Kim Sheridan, a trained Naturopath and health researcher, spent six years researching and writing a remarkable book. I think it likely that this book will in some way permanently change the consciousness of every animal lover – whether believer, skeptic or agnostic. The writing style is lucid and accessible, and the contents are so compelling that I devoured it in record time. The genesis of the book (recounted in the early chapters) was the author’s own journey from scientific-minded skeptic to Kim Sheridan, a trained Naturopath and health researcher, spent six years researching and writing a remarkable book. I think it likely that this book will in some way permanently change the consciousness of every animal lover – whether believer, skeptic or agnostic. The writing style is lucid and accessible, and the contents are so compelling that I devoured it in record time. The genesis of the book (recounted in the early chapters) was the author’s own journey from scientific-minded skeptic to believer, and from animal lover to animal rescuer. Along the way she experienced her share of “unexplainable” phenomena, and also made a very systematic examination of the growing field of intuitive (or telepathic) animal communication. Central to the book are scores of first-person accounts of contacts with beloved animal companions from the “other side.” The informants’ demographics cut broadly across regional, cultural, educational and career lines. Ms. Sheridan adds her own commentaries, placing each anecdote in a more general context (ranging from humane issues to metaphysical wisdom). Her own profound connection to animals (particularly tame rats) provides a through-line of touching personal experiences and incisive observations as well. Types of “other-side” contact can take many forms, and Ms. Sheridan devotes a chapter to each. Interestingly, much spiritual contact is sensory: still hearing a kitty’s purring or the click of doggy toenails, suddenly smelling the distinctive fragrance of the beloved’s fur, or feeling a small body jump onto the foot of the bed. Some people receive messages through mediums or animal communicators. Some have seen their loved one in vivid dreams, others in waking visions. There is even a chapter dealing with animal reincarnation. While these are inescapably stories involving loss, tragedy and grief, I found them uplifting rather than depressing. Each is a moving testament to the kind of love which can bind together individuals of different species, even beyond death. Each account attains closure with spiritual comfort, consolation and hope. The chapter “Letting Go: Handling Grief” provides such wise counsel and compassionate insights, that it should be required reading for all veterinary personnel as well as clergy and psychologists. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with grief over the passing of a beloved animal companion, or who is facing such a loss. It will also be of great interest to anyone who is curious about the spiritual aspects of animals.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Beber

    When my cat, Pookie, died of cancer at only 13 years of age in 2011, I was devastated. We were soulmates on a deep, soul level. Life had been challenging for me, and she was always there to comfort me by putting her paw on my cheek, gazing deeply into my eyes, and softly meowing, "It's okay, mom. I'm here, and I love you." She was the first cat I ever had in my life, and we'd developed a deep bond. I always say that half of my heart went with her when she left the physical world. Since I'd alrea When my cat, Pookie, died of cancer at only 13 years of age in 2011, I was devastated. We were soulmates on a deep, soul level. Life had been challenging for me, and she was always there to comfort me by putting her paw on my cheek, gazing deeply into my eyes, and softly meowing, "It's okay, mom. I'm here, and I love you." She was the first cat I ever had in my life, and we'd developed a deep bond. I always say that half of my heart went with her when she left the physical world. Since I'd already experienced after-death communications (ADCs) from my mom, I thought it must be possible with animals too -- that Pookie would be able to show me "signs" that she was still with me in spirit. I did some research and came across this book which confirmed that it was possible to receive ADCs from our pets. They have souls just like us, and those souls live on in Heaven, continuing to watch over us and love us. So, before Pookie's passing, I told her the main sign she should show me to let me know she was okay and with my family. Four days after her passing, she showed me the exact sign I had asked for ... and then some! It was absolutely amazing!* This book contains many wonderful stories of how those left behind remained connected to their beloved pets and found comfort in the signs they had received. If you are grieving the loss of an animal companion, this book will help you heal by bringing you comfort in knowing your animal's soul is still with you. Please be open to the signs that are around you. When you acknowledge them and are grateful, you will continue to see them. Love never dies. * A side note: You can read more about Pookie's signs in my blog, www.heartofalightworker.com. My experience with Pookie, and now my two other cats who have passed, have inspired me to write a book about my connection with them. I'm hoping to have it done sometime next year.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    Full disclosure: I am a pet lover. I believe in an afterlife. (This is consistent with my childhood upbringing.) I believe that animals have souls that journey to another dimension when earthly life is done, i.e., an afterlife. (This is not consistent with my childhood upbringing.) I bought this book after losing a much beloved pet. Given all of the above, you would think me predisposed to love this book as so many others have done (based on Sheridan's Goodreads rating and the fact that a sequel Full disclosure: I am a pet lover. I believe in an afterlife. (This is consistent with my childhood upbringing.) I believe that animals have souls that journey to another dimension when earthly life is done, i.e., an afterlife. (This is not consistent with my childhood upbringing.) I bought this book after losing a much beloved pet. Given all of the above, you would think me predisposed to love this book as so many others have done (based on Sheridan's Goodreads rating and the fact that a sequel to this book is already in print). However, I did not. Though I believe the stories related most certainly had meaning to those who related them, they fell flat for me. And I found Sheridan's INSISTENCE that she is a skeptic fairly ridiculous in light of the fact that she regularly consults pet psychics. Having said all that, I did enjoy reading the author's account of her own journey, her spiritual memoir, so to speak -- and I found myself agreeing with many of her views. (This portion of the book raised it to 2.5 stars for me.) I also found myself admiring of her passionate commitment to live her beliefs, and I believe the world is a better place for it -- it is certainly a kinder place. Perhaps the strongest praise for this portion of the book is to state that, had I read this book when I was young, I would have found the courage to walk out of my college biology class the day we "sacrificed" the lab rats (with tremendous cruelty and infliction of suffering). There was absolutely no need for this. It was a general biology class, and I was a MUSIC major, for God's sake -- I was not going to discover a cure for cancer! If you are reading this and are in a similar situation, find the courage and protest. I wish I had.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Coleen

    I just can't finish this one. I just can't finish this one.

  6. 5 out of 5

    J.W. Baccaro

    I adore this book! It is such a blessing to read, especially when one is dealing with the loss of an animal. I came across this book about a month after my beloved Meira (german shepherd/husky mix) had passed away, and it was very heart warming to read, and full of great and intellectual information. In my youth, I also, like the author, used to be a skeptic, but that mindset has long since gone extinct. I highly recommend this book if you're dealing with the loss of a pet, or even for an interes I adore this book! It is such a blessing to read, especially when one is dealing with the loss of an animal. I came across this book about a month after my beloved Meira (german shepherd/husky mix) had passed away, and it was very heart warming to read, and full of great and intellectual information. In my youth, I also, like the author, used to be a skeptic, but that mindset has long since gone extinct. I highly recommend this book if you're dealing with the loss of a pet, or even for an interesting read, P.S. My wife and I also just recently lost our beloved cat, Kaylis. And though it is hard, dealing with the deaths of two beloved members of our family within a couple of months, I know where their spirits now dwell, and having Kim's wonderful book to revisit will always be a big help. 5 stars all the way!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Hart

    The main problem I have with this book is this; The Bible clearly states to stay clear of medium's. and this book is full of it. I was hoping this would be a authentic resource for healing. I get the sense of intuition here, but not the literally listening to them talk to your mind. sorry- I give it a no star rating The main problem I have with this book is this; The Bible clearly states to stay clear of medium's. and this book is full of it. I was hoping this would be a authentic resource for healing. I get the sense of intuition here, but not the literally listening to them talk to your mind. sorry- I give it a no star rating

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    The book started off strong for me as an in-depth introspection of the author's unique life experiences with animals. But it didn't deliver. All of a sudden she starts giving you little anecdotes from other people's lives and all the while I'm waiting for her to go back to her own story to tell me what ended up happening! I lost patience. It's not fun for me to re-familiarize myself with new voices over and over... The book started off strong for me as an in-depth introspection of the author's unique life experiences with animals. But it didn't deliver. All of a sudden she starts giving you little anecdotes from other people's lives and all the while I'm waiting for her to go back to her own story to tell me what ended up happening! I lost patience. It's not fun for me to re-familiarize myself with new voices over and over...

  9. 4 out of 5

    P.S. Winn

    I love animals and have to think God loves them more than me. This book explores what happens when our pets leave us and is a heartwarming look at life after pets leave this world behind and might help many overcome the grief of that loss.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Odine

    I loved it...so much insight!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Whisper

    Excellent read ! I cried like a big blubbering idiot through this book. 🐕🐩🐴🐈🐠

  12. 5 out of 5

    J Crossley

    The author specializes in communications with animals who have passed over from this world. The stories seek to bring comfort to those who have lost a beloved pet by showing that their souls go on.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Carol Cassada

    As a pet owner I was interested in reading this book. I loved hearing people's stories of being visited by the spirit of their beloved companions and how their experiences bought them comfort. While I enjoyed the book, there were some parts that I didn't like. The author talks mostly about her Rat Rescue program, and I know she was teaching the importance of how rats are animals and should be treated with kindness, which I agree with. However, I felt she spent too much time talking about the subj As a pet owner I was interested in reading this book. I loved hearing people's stories of being visited by the spirit of their beloved companions and how their experiences bought them comfort. While I enjoyed the book, there were some parts that I didn't like. The author talks mostly about her Rat Rescue program, and I know she was teaching the importance of how rats are animals and should be treated with kindness, which I agree with. However, I felt she spent too much time talking about the subject, and she should've included more stories of animals and the afterlife. And another flaw is towards the end, the author tends to get a bit preachy by discussing animal rights.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Christie

    Ok, I think this book truely was a little out there, but there are some comforting aspects to what it has to say about our animals and the life hereafter. I am skeptical of the reincarnation aspect this book implies, but it does provide comfort in the way it reveals the love that exists between an owner and their animals. If you aren't an animal lover, you just don't get it. But, if you are, you will get that connection and love that exists and is special to all of us who love our babies. Ok, I think this book truely was a little out there, but there are some comforting aspects to what it has to say about our animals and the life hereafter. I am skeptical of the reincarnation aspect this book implies, but it does provide comfort in the way it reveals the love that exists between an owner and their animals. If you aren't an animal lover, you just don't get it. But, if you are, you will get that connection and love that exists and is special to all of us who love our babies.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carla

    This book is an absolute must-read for anybody who is going through the loss of a pet. It gives you hope that someday you will see your beloved animal again (maybe even sooner than you think). She has collected stories from everyday people and they are inspiring and give you hope. I had a hard time putting this book down.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Harman

    This book is good for someone new to the idea that the spirits of animals live on. But I got bored with it pretty quickly because the are just too many stories. It did, however make me realize that rats can be great pets and I would kind of like to have one. Unfortunately that would be kind of hard with my cats.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    This was a really interesting book. It gave you alot of things to think about. It also helps emotionally when something happens to our dearly loved furbabies. Just knowing they are up there being our little angels and that in time we will be reunited with them at the bridge in time, makes e feel so much closer. i really appreciated this book and its perspective.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Yanir Dekel

    This book is 410 pages long- it could easily be half. Too many examples of stories who "happened in real life" some of which are ridiculous. The author "convince those who are already convinced" and the most interesting parts are HER stories. Having said that, I learned a lot, and I DEFINITELY now go and try to communicate with my dog. This book is 410 pages long- it could easily be half. Too many examples of stories who "happened in real life" some of which are ridiculous. The author "convince those who are already convinced" and the most interesting parts are HER stories. Having said that, I learned a lot, and I DEFINITELY now go and try to communicate with my dog.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I won't rate this book since I did not finish it. However, I found it very comforting when my pet died. I didn't have a lot of free time, or I probably would have finished it. But, from what I did read (first 10 pages), I enjoyed it. I won't rate this book since I did not finish it. However, I found it very comforting when my pet died. I didn't have a lot of free time, or I probably would have finished it. But, from what I did read (first 10 pages), I enjoyed it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alex Behrman

    At first I was like, "this book is hilarious, ha ha ha!" But then I was like, "why did I read 100 pages of this? What am I doing with my life??" so I had to stop. At first I was like, "this book is hilarious, ha ha ha!" But then I was like, "why did I read 100 pages of this? What am I doing with my life??" so I had to stop.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    Kim Sheridan's life experiences and compassion for animals is truly amazing. This book provides enormous confort to anyone who has ever questioned our loved ones journeys beyond Earth. Kim Sheridan's life experiences and compassion for animals is truly amazing. This book provides enormous confort to anyone who has ever questioned our loved ones journeys beyond Earth.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Overall it was well written. A lot to think about, thus can't rush the read. Kinda preachy at the end... Overall it was well written. A lot to think about, thus can't rush the read. Kinda preachy at the end...

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kristenemoody

    Interesting but too long. Liked the stories but too much narrative in between term.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    A wee bit too new age-y and judgmental of carnivores for my taste, but would be comforting had one just lost a pet

  25. 4 out of 5

    Chara

    A great confirmation that what I experienced shortly after my cat had passed on, was real. Such touching stories. Thank you, Kim, for writing this book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stacee

    Some very interesting parts, but I had a hard time finishing it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Margie Whitcotton

    Not sure what to believe, but there were some good stories in this book.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jayme

    If you have ever shared a deep bond with an animal, you will cry from cover to cover. Skip chapter 20 if you aren't a vegetarian, and don't want to be! If you have ever shared a deep bond with an animal, you will cry from cover to cover. Skip chapter 20 if you aren't a vegetarian, and don't want to be!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

    I couldn't even finish this, it made me feel worse then before reading it. I was all short story's about the say thing and it made me feel bad because I wasn't experiencing any. I couldn't even finish this, it made me feel worse then before reading it. I was all short story's about the say thing and it made me feel bad because I wasn't experiencing any.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    This was a really good book. It helps alot to read this book after losing a pet.

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