Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Cat that God Sent & The Dog that Talked to God Book Tour

I have two wonderful and cute books to tell you about that were both written by Jim Kraus and let's talk about The Cat that God Sent first.

Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
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.
I love this cute story about the pastor who is a little disillusioned and doesn't know what to do and when he arrives at his new church, there is a cat sitting there and he decides to call him Petey. As he is struggling with day to day living, he forgets that God never gives us anything to lose, we just think we are lost, but he knows where we are at all times. 
I was very thoughtful of the story with the teen who showed up and in need of help. I was gratified that the church and Jake never turned their backs on her.
Before long, people are coming back to church and Jake realizes his church has grown and a lot of it has to do with Petey, his cat.  Petey is attracting a lot of attention because they know that Petey is the Cat that God Sent!
Happy Reading!
 And now we have the second book that Jim Kraus wrote, The Dog That Talked to God
Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
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 think these two books would be awesome books to use in Bible Study or somewhere along those lines as they are both Christian based and having the pets steer the humans into situations that God really wants them in, is fascinating to read.

For example, Mary Fassler had been a great author who wrote about the Amish people and she was doing quite well until her husband and daughter died. So she quit talking to God and so God sent her Rufus, the miniature Schnauzer. She was shocked to learn he could talk to her and to God!

Rufus will lead her on a little adventure and boy, does she really take a leap of faith based on what her dog, Rufus is saying. Would I or you be able to do what Mary did?  Wow, it was something big and I hope you get the book and read for yourself. It is definitely a very good healing book if you are in need of something to believe in again.

Happy Reading!

Meet Jim Kraus:
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.
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“I received the books for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ Abingdon Press for this review”.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Sandy VanHoey said...

These books sounds great and ones my sister would love to use at home with her grandchildren.

Betsy Barnes said...

These sound so good! My sister would love them too!! :)