Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Book Spotlight: The Cat That God Sent: A Novel by Jim Kraus

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.

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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.)

Visit his website at www.jimkraus.com.

Connect with Jim on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/james.kraus.18

Monday, May 6 – Book Spotlight at Examiner
Tuesday, May 7 – Book Spotlight at Cheryl’s Christian Book Connection
Wednesday, May 8 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, May 9 – Book Spotlight at Dogs Rule Cats Drool
Friday, May 10 – Book Review at A Peek at My Bookshelf
Friday, May 10 – Book Spotlight at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Monday, May 13 – Book Spotlight at Jody’s Book Reviews
Tuesday, May 14 – Interview at Literarily  Speaking
Wednesday, May 15 – Book Review at Carlybird’s Home
Thursday, May 16 – Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Friday, May 17 – Book Review & Character Guest Post at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Monday, May 20 – Book Review & Character Guest Post at Mochas, Mysteries and More
Tuesday, May 21 – Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Wednesday, May 22 – Book Review at My Cozie Corner
Thursday, May 23 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, May 24 – Book Review & Book Giveaway at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Monday, May 27 – Character Guest Post at Waiting on Sunday to Drown
Wednesday, May 29 – Book Review at Melanie’s Book Blog
Thursday, May 30 – Book Review at Blooming with Books
Friday, May 31 – Book Spotlight at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

1 comment:

Melissa Bo said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!
Thanks for the review! =)