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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Kraus  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: in


-- Jim Kraus on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Jim+Kraus


Illinois Connection

Kraus lives in Wheaton.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim Kraus is an award-winning writer and editor who has authored or co-authored more than 20 books (many with his wife, Terri). He grew up in Western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the Paris-American Academy in 1971 and is vice-president of a major Christian publishing house. He is also an award-winning photographer.


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Conversations with Saint Bernard
ISBN: 9781410482372. OCLC Number: 909112557

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George Gibson is determined to check off the last item on his bucket list: a trip across America. He hops in his RV to visit -- and sketch -- the buildings and places across America that he and his wife never got to see. When his daughter learns of a young boy forced to give up a beloved Saint Bernard named Lewis, she suggests George adopt the animal as a traveling companion. The dog even fits perfectly in the sidecar of George's Vespa motor scooter. As George warms to his travel mate, he begins talking to Lewis, sharing stories from his life and his unrealized dreams. Along the way, Lewis seems to attract people and make instant friends with the quirky and charming, funny and odd people who cross their path. Could it be that his new friends -- and this strange dog -- will help George to finally confront the secret he's been hiding? Can Lewis's devotion to the truth be enough to save George from himself?

Conversations with Saint Bernard :
ISBN: 1426791607. OCLC Number: 900158288

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"George Gibson is determined to check off the last item on his bucket list: a trip across America. He hops in his RV to visit--and sketch--the buildings and places across America that he and his wife never got to see. When his daughter learns of a young boy forced to give up a beloved Saint Bernard named Lewis, she suggests George adopt the animal as a traveling companion ... As George warms to his travel mate, he begins talking to Lewis, sharing stories from his life and his unrealized dreams"--Amazon.com.

His father saw him coming /
ISBN: 0842365885. OCLC Number: 30516627

Tyndale House Publishers,. .

The cat that god sent
ISBN: 1630888079. OCLC Number: 953832462

Abingdon Press,. .

Jake Wilkerson, a disillusioned young pastor who is an expert at hiding his fears, takes on a new assignment at a small rural church in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. It's a far piece from anywhere and full of curiously odd and eccentric people, including Emma Grainger, a single woman and a 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.

The cat that God sent /
ISBN: 1426765614. OCLC Number: 811964778

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"Jake Wilkerson, a disillusioned young pastor who is an expert at hiding his fears, takes on a new assignment at a small rural church in Coudersport, Pennsylvania--which is a far piece from anywhere and full of curiously odd and eccentric people. His first day on the job, he is adopted by Petey--a cat of unknown origins and breed--but a very sentient cat who believes that he is on a mission from God to redeem Jake and bring him back to the truth"--Amazon.com.

The dog that saved Stewart Coolidge :
ISBN: 1455562548. OCLC Number: 919593542

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Lisa has always dreamed of being a journalist and asks Stewart if she can interview him for the local paper. As she gets to know Stewart, she likes him more and more, and she's delighted to learn he shares her Christian faith. Stewart can't bring himself to tell her she's mistaken, that he's not religious at all. And that's not Stewart's only deception. When the dog shows up on the doorstep of their building, Stewart decides to harbor the furry fugitive. But this is no ordinary dog, he has a divine sense of how things should be--and recognizing how much Stewart needs Lisa, he decides to do all he can to bring them together. --From publisher.

The dog that saved Stewart Coolidge : a novel
ISBN: 145556253X. OCLC Number: 925521737

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Lisa has always dreamed of being a journalist and asks Stewart if she can interview him for the local paper. As she gets to know Stewart, she likes him more and more, and she's delighted to learn he shares her Christian faith. Stewart can't bring himself to tell her she's mistaken, that he's not religious at all. And that's not Stewart's only deception. When the dog shows up on the doorstep of their building, Stewart decides to harbor the furry fugitive. But this is no ordinary dog, he has a divine sense of how things should be--and recognizing how much Stewart needs Lisa, he decides to do all he can to bring them together. --From publisher.

The dog that talked to God /
ISBN: 1426742568. OCLC Number: 745980935

Abingdon Press,. .

Mary Fassler's dog Rufus can talk to Mary and to God, with help from Rufus Mary's life turns back toward God and happiness.

The dog that talked to God :
ISBN: 9781501809088. OCLC Number: 947926584

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The dog that whispered :
ISBN: 1455562564. OCLC Number: 923649869

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"Bestselling author Jim Kraus returns with a heartwarming tale about a dog who has people convinced he can talk. Wilson Steele is a single professor and Vietnam veteran who likes living alone, insisting it's too late for him to have a family. His mother disagrees. When she impulsively adopts a rescued black lab mix, she insists Thurman is special, and has whispered of the coming of grandchildren. Wilson brushes the notion off as fantasy. When his mother learns of her retirement community's 'no pets' policy, she forces Wilson to take the lovable dog. Wilson notices Thurman's growls do sound like words, but he knows he's just projecting his own thoughts on the animal. If Wilson is talking to neighbors on their walks, and spending time with Emily, a widow with three children, it isn't because Thurman encouraged him. After all, everyone knows dogs can't talk can they?"--

The laugh-a-day book of bloopers, quotes & good clean jokes
ISBN: 9781441236111. OCLC Number: 779826799

Revell,. .

A 365-day humor collection: each day includes a joke, a wacky church bulletin blooper, and a humorous quote.

The laugh-a-day book of bloopers, quotes & good clean jokes /
ISBN: 0800720865. OCLC Number: 729346694

Revell,. .

The Micah judgment :
ISBN: 1589190742. OCLC Number: 70255322

RiverOak,. .

The silence /
ISBN: 1593101627. OCLC Number: 54436473

Barbour Pub.,. .

Synopsis Global catastrophes throw the world into mass panic. . .and virtual silence. A solar storm burns communication satellites and computers. Earthquakes shake North America. Is it the end of the world?