Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Cat That God Sent and The Dog That Talked To God: Blog Tour and Reviews

Meet Petey, your not-so-average cat-on a mission from God

Disillusioned young pastor, Jake Wilkerson, has just arrived at his new assignment in the small rural church of Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Also new on the scene is Petey, a cat of unknown origins and breed-but of great perception.

As Jake sets about doing the business of ministry, Petey's continued interference brings chaos to the community of curiously off and eccentric people-residents like the faith-avoiding veterinarian Sally Grainger and Tassy, a young runaway with a secret. An expert at hiding his fears, Jake wonders if all this-and the cat to boot-is more than he can handle. What is Petey's real "mission"? Perhaps something larger than Jake---or even Petey---can possibly know.

Recently widowed Mary Fassler buys a Miniature Schnauzer, Rufus, and her world is turned sideways in the midst of her grief. It seems that Rufus speaks. And not just to her. He also talks to God. When Rufus begins sharing advice that could result in major changes, Mary gets the feeling the pooch might not be steering her in the right direction. Or, is she just afraid to take the leap and discover something she desperately needs? Only Rufus...and God...knows.

About The Author:

Jim Kraus grew up in Western Pennsylvania and has spent the last twenty years as a vice president of a major Christian publishing house. He has written more than twenty books and novels, including the best-sellingThe Dog That Talked to God. He and his family live outside of Chicago with a sweet miniature Schnauzer and an ill-tempered Siberian cat named (of course) Petey.

My Review:

Both of these books are the perfect choice for those who love dogs or cats! Each book covers a different life story and experience, but the underlying theme is that in tough times, God and animals never let us down. In fact, I believe God brings animals to us just at the right time that we need them. This is evident in both books by Jim Kraus. The books were well written and I am sure many readers will relate to the journey of losing a loved one, dealing with the feelings that go with the journey, questioning God and moving on in our "new normal" life. The books cover much of this journey and is one to be cherished and enjoyed. I loved that there were discussion questions included, making these books perfect for individual reflection or a book club selection!

I highly recommend both books and give them a thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Cat That God Sent online through Amazon. You can also purchase The Dog That Talked To God from Amazon as well.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group and the publisher, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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