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A Deal for Nefertiti
by Annette Israel

Overview


I made a deal with God. "Save my horse's life and give me three more years with her and I will write this story for your glory." God kept His part of the deal. But He placed me, and my horse, on a path strewn with brambles and rocks on the way to claiming that miracle. The miracle was given. I struggled with keeping my part of the deal.
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Description


A Deal for Nefertiti is the story of a small, previously rescued, Arabian mare, "Neffer." She was seized by a hellish sickness over the course of several months and ultimately faced euthanasia. I lead the reader on a journey that involves Neffer, the other animals in my life, and my relationship with God. My faith in God is unshakable but I have concerns when He doesn't respond as I think He should or why it takes Him so long to make His move. I tell God when I am angry with Him and when I am frustrated and confused. I know He can grant the miracle. I just don't know if He will. The reader will become a part of my intense relationship with God and how I talk to Him about everything; even asking Him to help a kitten poop. I show God's sense of humor and my own. I don't withhold anything about my relationship with God. Through an honest, humble, and informative approach (talking to the reader) A Deal for Nefertiti entertains, educates and inspires. I do not preach. I offer my thoughts about God and how He might perceive us in a manner that uses the words "sometimes" and "maybe." I make it clear that I don't have the answers. Instead, I offer my thoughts that are open for the reader's inclusion. Through my own events, escapades, foibles, and goofiness the story is told. It serves as an analogy that since God displays His love and grants miracles for a horse―all the more reason that He will do the same for us. I show that God loves all of His creation. He loves His animals. He loves me and He loves you. I compare miracles to certain cookies. They are better if someone else makes them and they are better if they come into your life as a surprise. I talk to the reader about the fact that "sometimes" we get the miracle and "sometimes" we don't. The reader will experience the loss of a grand old draft horse and the understanding that death is part of what we face here on earth. It addresses the frustrations and the loss and the grief that we will encounter and how we don't know the reason why bad things happen. We have all been given gifts to use for now; not for some day in the future. A Deal for Nefertiti is an expression of love and passion. It's an essay on God's involvement in every aspect of our lives.
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About the author


Purpose and dreams are given to each of us and then become reality in their own time and with God's blessing. Annette has known since she was a child that her purpose in life is to write. Her dream has been to live in the middle of horse pasture and spend her days writing full-time. This is now reality but it took decades and pieces to evolve. Annette is also an artist and creates portraits of horses in pastels and oil. Annette began doing freelance writing as a teenager and was a well-published writer on into her adult years. She also had an art studio in the basements of her junior and senior high schools. She was n award-winning artist at the age of sixteen and she is an award-winning author as an adult. Always a risk-taker, Annette hurls herself into life and into her projects. Every person and every animal she meets is a story to be told. Every situation is a story to be told. She's had many diverse and interesting experiences that provide an endless source of ideas for her writing. Annette was a State Trooper with the Michigan Department of State Police. She's interviewed Holocaust survivors on film. She's taught in colleges. She's worked in domestic violence and has been an investigator for several agencies. For many years she raised and trained Arabian horses and had an extensive career showing her horses. She gave riding lessons and judged horse shows. Annette holds a master's degree in Humanities from Central Michigan University. Horsepower - A Memoir is Annette's first book. It won the Foreward Magazine gold medal in 2008 for the pet category. Her second book, The Blue Bead, has also done very well. Annette is known for searching for, and embracing, the positive and the humor in every situation. She believes that there is beauty in humanity and beauty in all creatures. Her writing provides solace and knowledge and laughter about life. She loves it when people become so involved in her prose that they both laugh and cry. Her writing captures people and animals in their day-to-day activities and seeks to reassure us that there is not happenstance. There is a reason for everything and a purpose for all of us. Annette has a great gift of faith. She is known for her love of and devotion to God. She's experienced many miracles, countless answer to prayer, and she knows our Lord's sense of humor. She believes that God loves all of us and wants to have a relationship with each of us.
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Book details

Genre:PETS

Subgenre:Horses / General

Language:English

Pages:268

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098307479

Paperback ISBN:9781098307462


Overview


I made a deal with God. "Save my horse's life and give me three more years with her and I will write this story for your glory." God kept His part of the deal. But He placed me, and my horse, on a path strewn with brambles and rocks on the way to claiming that miracle. The miracle was given. I struggled with keeping my part of the deal.

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Description


A Deal for Nefertiti is the story of a small, previously rescued, Arabian mare, "Neffer." She was seized by a hellish sickness over the course of several months and ultimately faced euthanasia. I lead the reader on a journey that involves Neffer, the other animals in my life, and my relationship with God. My faith in God is unshakable but I have concerns when He doesn't respond as I think He should or why it takes Him so long to make His move. I tell God when I am angry with Him and when I am frustrated and confused. I know He can grant the miracle. I just don't know if He will. The reader will become a part of my intense relationship with God and how I talk to Him about everything; even asking Him to help a kitten poop. I show God's sense of humor and my own. I don't withhold anything about my relationship with God. Through an honest, humble, and informative approach (talking to the reader) A Deal for Nefertiti entertains, educates and inspires. I do not preach. I offer my thoughts about God and how He might perceive us in a manner that uses the words "sometimes" and "maybe." I make it clear that I don't have the answers. Instead, I offer my thoughts that are open for the reader's inclusion. Through my own events, escapades, foibles, and goofiness the story is told. It serves as an analogy that since God displays His love and grants miracles for a horse―all the more reason that He will do the same for us. I show that God loves all of His creation. He loves His animals. He loves me and He loves you. I compare miracles to certain cookies. They are better if someone else makes them and they are better if they come into your life as a surprise. I talk to the reader about the fact that "sometimes" we get the miracle and "sometimes" we don't. The reader will experience the loss of a grand old draft horse and the understanding that death is part of what we face here on earth. It addresses the frustrations and the loss and the grief that we will encounter and how we don't know the reason why bad things happen. We have all been given gifts to use for now; not for some day in the future. A Deal for Nefertiti is an expression of love and passion. It's an essay on God's involvement in every aspect of our lives.

Read more

About the author


Purpose and dreams are given to each of us and then become reality in their own time and with God's blessing. Annette has known since she was a child that her purpose in life is to write. Her dream has been to live in the middle of horse pasture and spend her days writing full-time. This is now reality but it took decades and pieces to evolve. Annette is also an artist and creates portraits of horses in pastels and oil. Annette began doing freelance writing as a teenager and was a well-published writer on into her adult years. She also had an art studio in the basements of her junior and senior high schools. She was n award-winning artist at the age of sixteen and she is an award-winning author as an adult. Always a risk-taker, Annette hurls herself into life and into her projects. Every person and every animal she meets is a story to be told. Every situation is a story to be told. She's had many diverse and interesting experiences that provide an endless source of ideas for her writing. Annette was a State Trooper with the Michigan Department of State Police. She's interviewed Holocaust survivors on film. She's taught in colleges. She's worked in domestic violence and has been an investigator for several agencies. For many years she raised and trained Arabian horses and had an extensive career showing her horses. She gave riding lessons and judged horse shows. Annette holds a master's degree in Humanities from Central Michigan University. Horsepower - A Memoir is Annette's first book. It won the Foreward Magazine gold medal in 2008 for the pet category. Her second book, The Blue Bead, has also done very well. Annette is known for searching for, and embracing, the positive and the humor in every situation. She believes that there is beauty in humanity and beauty in all creatures. Her writing provides solace and knowledge and laughter about life. She loves it when people become so involved in her prose that they both laugh and cry. Her writing captures people and animals in their day-to-day activities and seeks to reassure us that there is not happenstance. There is a reason for everything and a purpose for all of us. Annette has a great gift of faith. She is known for her love of and devotion to God. She's experienced many miracles, countless answer to prayer, and she knows our Lord's sense of humor. She believes that God loves all of us and wants to have a relationship with each of us.
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