Friday, May 17, 2013

"The Dog Who Talked to God" by Jim Kraus

Mary Frasier has lost her family. Her loneliness causes her to pull away from the very people who could offer comfort and support. Then, a puppy enters her life. How will it change her?

Mary's family was taken from her in a tragic accident. Now she buries herself in her work at home, trying not to delve into the painful memories. But, she is drawn to the idea getting a dog and selects a puppy. Or, did he select her? Rufus seems very intelligent, patient, and quick to learn. But, can he talk to God? Mary needs someone to talk to who won't react or judge, someone to be a sounding board. Rufus fits the bill. Opening this book will give you the opportunity to understand Mary's story and why Rufus seems to know the answers to her questions and dilemmas. Will Mary continue to blame God for the loss of her family or will healing come?

I loved this book. Rufus is a wonderfully smart dog, who is a great listener. This book will make a wonderful gift for animal lovers, and for those who have suffered loss. God can use anything or anyone to provide what we need. We just need to be open and willing to listen. I am happily part of the Litfuse blog tour!

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Be sure to check out Jim'sThe Dog That Talked to God which was nominated as an ECPA book of the Year (2013).

Publishers Weekly said, "Judge this book by its cover... and be charmed." 

"The Dog That Talked to God is a moving and powerful read, inspirational long after the last page has been turned." 
- New York Journal of Books
"Jim Kraus has written a funny, heartfelt novel in the tradition of Garth Stein and John Grogan. For a long time dogs have been man's best friend. It only made sense one would finally come along to save our souls." 
- Rob Stennett author, Homemade Haunting and The 
Almost True Story Of Ryan Fisher
"I loved this story. Quirky and unusual, this unique tale wove a spell around me and drew me in. It wasn't what I expected at all, and when I turned the last page, it left me wanting more." 
- Ane Mulligan, senior editor Novel Rocket
"Anyone who has loved a pet knows the sense of connection, of deep familiarity and acceptance, and even of a possible spiritual awareness. In The Dog That Talked to God, Jim Kraus offers a hard-to-put down story of Rufus, a miniature schnauzer who make a giant difference... Kraus has created an enjoyable and often hilarious read. Highly recommended." 
- Congregational Libraries Today
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. When Rufus begins sharing advice that could result in major changes, Mary gets the feeling the pooch might not be steering her in the right direction. Or, is she just afraid to take the leap and discover something she desperately needs? Only Rufus...and God...knows.
Meet Jim:

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.
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