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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop - "The Cat That God Sent" and "The Dog That Talked To God" by Jim Kraus


Today is a Two-fer Thursday!  I'm happy to host a book blog tour stop for two great animal-themed inspirational books - "The Cat That God Sent" and "The Dog That Talked To God."


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.

Purchase a copy here.

Be sure to check out Jim’s The Dog That Talked to God which was nominated as an ECPA book of the Year (2013).


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.

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I truly enjoyed both of these books so much. Being a cat lover, I am inclined to say that "The Cat That God Sent" was my favorite of the two, but I found myself being fond of cute little Rufus in "The Dog That Talked To God" as well.

Jim Kraus gives voice to his animal characters in such a manner that readers will almost feel that they are reading the animal's very thoughts. And his human characters are well-developed and inspiring as well. 

These faith-based stories are very uplifting. In fact, I got a little weepy at the end of "The Cat That God Sent." I highly recommend these two books to anyone who loves animals and to those who enjoy a great inspirational read.


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-selling The 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. www.jimkraus.com

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this tour and to Abingdon Press for the review copies of the books. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Karen and Gerard said...

I'm going to look both these up at the library--think I would like these!

Beth Hoffman said...

Both stories sound wonderful. Perfect gift for animal lovers, too!