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.