Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Cat that God Sent By Jim Kraus GIVEAWAY!

Jake Wilkerson, a disillusioned young pastor who is an expert at hiding his fears, takes on a new assignment at a small rural church in Coudersport, Pennsylvania--which is a far piece from anywhere and full of curiously odd and eccentric people. His first day on the job, he is adopted by Petey--a cat of unknown origins and breed--but a very sentient cat who believes that he is on a mission from God to redeem Jake and bring him back to the truth. Jake must confront his doubts early on when he meets Emma Grainger, a single woman and a veterinarian who dismisses all Christians as "those people." Then, Tassy, a young runaway with a secret, arrives at the door of the church looking for a place of refuge. How does Jake deal with this runaway and his interest in Dr. Grainger? More importantly, can Jake rekindle his faith? Petey does his best to lead all people to the truth, in a most subtle and feline way.
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Jim Kraus is a longtime writer and editor who has authored or co-authored more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction. His best-selling humor book, Bloopers, Blunders, Jokes, Quips, and Quotes, was published by Tyndale House Publishers, sold more than 40,000 copies and inspired several spin-off books. Jim, and his wife, novelist Terri Kraus, and one son, live in the Chicago area.
Also residing with them is a sweet and gentle miniature schnauzer named Rufus. Coincidently, Rufus is also the name of the dog in Jim's latest book, The Dog That Talked to God. "What a coincidence," Jim said. "What are the odds of that happening?" They also share space with an ill-tempered Siberian cat named Petey.
Jim recently was awarded a Master of Writing Arts degree from DePaul University. "Now, I am able to write more better," Jim said. (Yes, that is supposed to be humorous.)
Passionate about writing, Jim loves to create true-to-life characters. "I tend to be the one at the party that is on the edge of things--observing how folks act and react. Plus, I'm not that crazy about people in general--so it works out fine." (Again, it's supposed to be funny.)
The idea of the last book came from Jim's twice-daily walks with his dog, Rufus. "I tend to think through problems as we walk, and I sometimes, softly, pose questions to the noble dog Rufus. And if he could, he would answer them. I know he wants to. Sometimes I give his answers a voice. And I imagined that most pet-owners do the same thing. The idea of a talking dog didn't seem so far-fetched. And the story grew from there."

I read and loved Jim's first book The Dog that Talked to God. I have to tell you I am a dog lover not so much for cats. You do NOT have to be a cat lover to love this book on forgiveness, love, and redemption.
You are sure to fall in love with Petey the stray cat while you are reading this book.
It is book that you will not soon forget after you have read it.
I really enjoyed this book. I give this book 4 stars, and recommend it to all my book lover friends.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my review.


  1. I have three cats, 1 dog, fish and one hermit crab! I love animals so I know I would enjoy this book!

  2. Another great review Mary! Makes me want to read this book. Hope I win it!

  3. While I'm not a cat lover I do love books that use animals to get across a message of forgiveness, love, and redemption. Thanks for your review Mary and for this giveaway. Even though I've heard of this author I don't believe I've read anything by him.

    Judy B

  4. I loved the Dog that talked to God, I am a dog girl myself, but this sounds so good I must read it. Thanks for your review.


  5. Great review Mary! I lost my cat Precious Matti on Mar.3rd 2013! My heart was so broken I said no more, I can't go through this again. One day I ended up at the humanes society & adopted Amazing Gracelynn Mae who does so many things that Matti did. I said to my husband I wonder if God sent me this cat to heal me! I also went to a rescue & adopted Handsome Charlie Oliver. Cats have so much love to give, I would love to read this book. Thanks Mary God Bless!

    1. Kathleen, You are the WINNER! E-mail me your mailing address! Congrats!

  6. Well I'll be this sounds like a wonderful book. I can't wait to get my hands a hold of a copy. I just love your reviews thanks so much for your blog

  7. We are cat lovers, have a Siamese that thinks she rules the house, that is until the pom steps in. This book sounds great. Would love to read it

    Great review Mary

    Cathy Weber

  8. Another Great review. Thanks Mary.

  9. Cat lover here! They have each got such unique personalities, you know who created them. Great review and I enjoy your blog.

  10. I'm a lifelong "cat person" with 3 fur people who run the house! I loved this book. I could relate to Petey as he communicated with his different voices and eye contact. So familiar to me. Great review, Mary!

  11. I love cats, but don't have one. Very allergic to them. Great review, books sounds really good.

  12. I have a daughter and granddaughter who are crazy about cats, so I can share this book with them. That is, if I win. Thanks. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  13. Sounds like a great book, I will definitely check this one out. Thanks Mary. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  14. I just love reading the Chicken Soup books on pets and I would just enjoy this one, love to win and read it.

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