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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Kraus  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in

-- Jim Kraus on WorldCat --

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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Pirates of the heart /
ISBN: 0842303812. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1996.

Privateer William Hawkes must rethink his vengeful attitude toward the nobility after he captures an English ship carrying the young Kathryne Spenser.

Passages of gold /
ISBN: 0842303820. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1997.

Journey to the Crimson Sea /
ISBN: 0842303839. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1997.

The price :
ISBN: 0842318356. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2000.

Joshua Quittner, a student at Harvard in the 1840s, rebels against the plan that would make him the pastor of his hometown church.

The treasure :
ISBN: 0842318364. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2000.

The promise :
ISBN: 0842318372. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2001.

The quest :
ISBN: 0842318380. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2001.

Despite finding fame and fortune through his writing and travels, Jamison finds that, without Christ, his life remains empty and filled with longing.

The unfolding :
ISBN: 1586608592. OCLC Number:

Barbour Pub.,. Uhrichsville, OH :. ©2003.

Annie Hamilton doesn't expect her life to change dramatically when she opens her modest home to a rootless and pregnant neighbor. But when the young woman abandons her newborn son, Annie summons her courage and decides to raise the baby as her own. All is well--until the day the birth mother returns to claim her child. Distraught, Annie searches for answers--and finds them in the most unlikely places. Can this path of darkness be the way that God unfolds His plan for her?

The choosing /
ISBN: 159310104X. OCLC Number:

Barbour Pub.,. Uhrichsville, OH :. ©2004.

When Tucker Abbott rejects his parents' dream and chooses to minister in Chicago, he enters a new world of opportunities and choices. A decent, single Christian man is a rare prize in his new neighborhood. His refrigerator stays well stocked and his dinner calendar is filled. When his senior pastor warns Tucker that the wrong choice for a date - or wife - can harm an up-and-coming pastor, he feels himself drawn to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed on them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes?

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

Abingdon Press,. Nashville, TN :. ©2012.

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

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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"

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

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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"

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

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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 whispered :
ISBN: 1455562564. OCLC Number:

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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?"--

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

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1994.

The silence /
ISBN: 1593101627. OCLC Number:

Barbour Pub.,. [Uhrichsville, OH] :. [©2004]

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?

The Micah judgment :
ISBN: 1589190742. OCLC Number:

RiverOak,. Colorado Springs, Colo. :. ©2006.

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

Revell,. Grand Rapids, MI :. ©2012.

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