Petey is a cat that is sent by God to help a man named Jake who is pastoring a congregation. Throughout the book Petey gives his thoughts, which helps readers imagine what any cat might be thinking in different situations. He does silly things like sitting beside Jake at the pulpit as he’s giving a message. People are talking about how down-to-earth Jake is; they experience something different with his sermons, and maybe that also has something to do with Petey. There are some more characters that are brought into the story as well, such as Tassy and Emma who bring more human issues into the story.
The main reason I decided to review this book is because the cat on the front cover looks like a couple of cats I have had that have passed away in the past. I liked how Jake came to own Petey, he walked into his life like he was specifically meant for Jake. It was really interesting to hear Petey’s thoughts throughout the book, making me wonder if my cats had thought the same things in some cases. Most importantly, I was reminded that God sends pets into people’s lives to give them companionship, especially when they are going through something challenging and/or difficult.
A cute story for people who like cats, and a down-to-earth pastoral style.
Disclosure of material connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
More About The Cat That God Sent:
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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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. www.jimkraus.com
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