Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Cat that God Sent and The Dog that Talked to God {Book Review}

Book Info

About The Cat That God Sent:
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.

My Thoughts

The Cat that God Sent is a charming story about a cat that arrives at a church in Coudersport, PA the same day the new pastor does!  If you know a thing or two about cats then you know that they are very independent and decide who their owners will be!  Petey has decided to adopt Pastor Jake and attends the church services which soon has more of the towns people attending church services. Not only that but Petey talks to humans!

Petey touches the lives of everyone he encounters and in some very unexpected ways.

I found this story a delight to read! The author has written a unique story that is sure to touch you!


The Dog That Talked to God:

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.

My Thoughts

The Dog that Talked to God is another wonderful story! Rufus the Schnauzer is about to change Mary’s world. One night during their walk Mary asks a question Rufus answers her! Mary is struggling grieving the loss of her husband and son.  As Mary works through her grief, she returns to church and she and Rufus form a very special bond!

Both of these books are fun and also touch on some serious topics! I loved the humor in these two books that give light hearted stories each with a wonderful message!

Meet Jim:
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.



disclosure: I received these books from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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