So the book that arrived with The Dog That Talked to God was another book by Jim Kraus, The Cat that God Sent. I thought these books would be funny, light books – with the focus on the animals. I was wrong. These were full blown Christian Fiction, there just happens to be a dog or cat sharing the limelight with the people in the story.
As much as J enjoyed the dog book, I enjoyed this book! I enjoyed the mystery of the past that Jake brings to his new church in a small town in Pennsylvania. Not only was there his secret to figure out, but a few others as well. I really did enjoy the addition of Petey to the story, Petey the cat. He is a stray that arrives as the church the same day Jake does, and he adopts Jake.
I loved watching how their relationship grew (I know that sounds silly, but it did) and I loved watching the town –Coudersport fall in love with Petey (maybe, first?) and Jake.
Most of all, my favorite part of the plot was seeing people come back to church because of the tales of the cat listening each Sunday. It made me wonder what it would take for others to come back. Because quite honestly I believe the best place to “be” is in a Bible preaching church in order to hear the true message from God. And that is just what happens, people come to see Petey, they hear God in the word that Jake delivers.
I do recommend this easy read, it is a fun story that will leave you thinking about some deeper concepts!
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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
About 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.
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NOTE : I was offered a copy of The Cat that God Sent, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review, by Litfuse.