Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Litfuse Review:The Cat That God Sent by:Jim Kraus

 About the Book:
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.

About the Author:
Jim Kraus grew up in Western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the Paris-American Academy in 1971 and has spent the last twenty years as a vice-president of a major Christian publishing house. He has written more than 20 books and novels (many with his wife, Terri) including the best-selling The Dog That Talked to God (Abingdon Press, 2012). His book, The Silence, was named as one of the top five releases in 2004 by the Christian Book Review website. He is also an award-winning photographer. He and his wife and 14-year-old son live outside of Chicago with a sweet miniature schnauzer and an ill-tempered Siberian cat.

My Review:
 We all are constantly looking to God for the answers to all of life's little problems, as we should be. And sometimes those answers are hard to see, hear, or even understand. Jake Wilkerson arrives at his latest assignment expecting answers from the Lord on something he is concerned with. Each day he gets out of bed thinking today is a good day for answer from God.

 Then something unexpected happens. Little does he know but God has been listening and has decided to move. God has spoken to Petey and asked him to do a very important job for Him. He needs Petey to find Jake, a very lonely man that needs a friend and be of some comfort to him. Only one problem with this request Petey is a cat.

Sometimes we have prayers that we feel God doesn't hear when all along He is working behind the scenes to make it all come together.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.