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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Review of Jim Kraus' The Cat That GOD Sent

About the Book:
Jake Wilkerson, a disillusioned young pastor who is an expert at hiding his fears, takes on a new assignment in a small, rural church in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. It’s a far piece from anywhere and full of curiously odd and eccentric people, including Sally Grainger, a single woman and veterinarian who dismisses all Christians as “those people,” and Tassy, a young runaway with a secret.
His first day on the job, however, Jake is adopted by Petey, a cat of unknown origins and breed, but of great perception. Petey believes that he is on a mission from God to redeem Jake and bring him and his quirky friends back to the truth.


My Review:
This was an amazing book.  I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical at first and thought that it would all be written from the perspective of the Cat, but it wasn’t.  It is a poignant story of how GOD never leaves you or forsakes you even when you think he is not there.  Jake is a Pastor that has some doubts, but Petey the Cat is sent into his life to help him out.  Petey starts coming to church on Sunday morning to hear Jake’s sermons, and that brings more people to church.  When Jake has to reveal that he had doubts about GOD, but that he now has his faith back, he is amazed by the support he receives from the congregation.  This book is filled with wonderful characters, and has a downhome feel to it.  I absolutely loved it and it will stay with me long after I have put it down.   Great job Jim, I look forward to more books of this caliber.  I highly recommend this book; I know everyone will love it like I did.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About the Author:
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 recent 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. Coincidently, Petey is the name of the cat in Jim’s most current book, The Cat That God Sent, by Abingdon Press.
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.)
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1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a cute book!
    Thanks for the review!

    Melissa @ My recent favorite books