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). 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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
Mary has no choice except to believe Rufus, the miniature schnauzer, who claims to speak to the Divine.
The question is: Will Mary follow the dog's advice, and leave everything she knows and loves? Is this at the urging of God? Or is it something else?
Will Mary risk it all or ignore the urgings of her own heart?
If you would like to read a chapter excerpt from The Dog That Talked To God, go HERE.
My review of The Dog That Talked to God:
As soon as I laid eyes on the cover of this book, I knew I had to read it. I didn’t care what it was about, I just had to read the book with the cute dog on the cover. I love dogs and I understand from personal experience the amazing connection we humans have with our canine family members.
I was really looking forward to reading that focused on that ever so special bond and this book was most certainly that. It also emphasizes our special bond with God and how He speaks to us. I felt this book was a little slow to start, but as the story moved forward, I could see the reasoning for the way it was written. We get a look at what Mary’s life was like before Rufus came along and we get to see their early days together and how their bond forms. That made the book much more sentimental and endearing.
It didn’t take too long for me to see what an absolute gem this story was going to be. It is one of those books that just makes a person smile on the inside and remember the things that really matter in life. If you are looking for a sweet and tender story that will make your day, pick up a copy of The Dog That Talked to God. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I think anyone will.