Angie's Take: A delightful book, with a fun writing voice, from the author pulled me in. The sweetness in the friendship between the dog (yes, I know) and Mary is lovely and warm. Much like the relationship between God and His children. We don't realize how friendly God is, how warm, how caring. He shows us through fiction, through Rufus. A delightful, reassuring read from a very creative author, Jim Kraus. Thanks for seeing the miracles of God in the creation of His animals. And by the way, I believe the donkey talked in the Old Testament. So why couldn't another animal talk? :)
Numbers 22: 28 (NIV) Then the LORD opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?”
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.