In A Dog’s View of Love, Life, and Death, human beings, content they know the answers to lifeís big questions, continue making the same mistakes time and time again. Dogs, being their closest non-human companions, and knowing a little more than humans think they know, assist them discreetly with their evolution of consciousness.
After spending twelve years paralyzed from the neck down, Seamus McGarry canít quite believe heís communicating telepathically with a dog named Rosie.
Millionaire Will Roper is living the life and feeling in control of his destiny. But his anger issues are landing him in hot water. If that isnít enough, Saddam Hussein, his dead motherís dog, and a man living in a doorway have all crossed his path. Things will never be the same again.
Old-timer Lennon, a Harlequin Great Dane, New York, born and bred, feels life is passing him by. That is, until a dog shows up at the shelter and helps him understand his existence here isnít quite what it seems.
Dolores Fanon, a recovering addict, has been clean and relatively serene for 3 years. However, lifeís just dealt her a low blow. Sheís struggling to cope, and when a psychic working for the N.Y.P.D. appears in her life, secrets from the past come flooding into the present.
Praise for A Dogís View of Love, Life, and Death
With great imagination and spiritual insight, J. R. Archer imbues his beloved animal characters with enlightened personalities and telepathic abilities stemming from their unconditional love. Through a profound connection to human beings, these dogs teach us about the real nature of life and death. Anyone who has ever felt close to an animal companion will gain a new understanding of this relationship by reading Archerís novel, and all of us will benefit from the wisdom the dogs provide about the human journey through the school of life.
~ Leslie Kean, New York Times bestselling author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Go on the Record and Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife
In his debut novel, J.R. Archer offers a warm and whimsical meditation on lifeís meaning and the soulís journey, as understood by the more advanced souls among us - our canine companions. I only hope that someday I can be as wise as the four-legged heroes of A Dogís View of Love, Life, and Death.
~ Michael Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of Skin in the Game and The Street.
Generally, I read for enlightenment, not entertainment. Thus, I rarely read fiction. However, because I know the author and also because I was intrigued by the title, I decided to read this novel. Iím glad I did, and I can honestly and objectively say it is both enlightening and entertaining. In fact, it is the most entertaining book I can recall reading.
~ Michael E. Tymn, Editor, Journal for Spirituality and Consciousness Studies, and author of The Afterlife Revealed: What Happens After We Die
If, like us, you feel that your dogs were brought into your life to teach you spiritual lessons, you will absolutely love this wonderful book. J. R. Archer takes us on a roller coaster adventure through New York with a cast of characters across the social spectrum who are dealing with everything that life can throw at them. Supporting them all with brilliant spiritual advice are two fur angels, Rosie and Rags, who are able to connect telepathically with the humans, and other dogs, who cross their paths. Fast paced and full of action, this is a book that will resonate with lovers of animals and all those who have ever wondered if there is anything beyond this life.
~ Victor and Wendy Zammit, co-authors of A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife and The Friday Afterlife Report.
Ö a metaphysical brain teaser and an indictment of excess in all its forms.
~ Publishers Weekly.
About the author
J. R. Archer incarnated somewhere on the planet during the latter half of the twentieth century. He spent his life living as someone else until he wrote this story. At the time of writing, Rags and Rosie are in the body and enjoying this incarnation.
Publisher: White Crow Books
Published June 2017
Size: 203 x 127 mm
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