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Book Title: The Gospel According to Yeshua's Cat|
The author of the book: C.L. Francisco
Edition: CreateSpace Independant Publishing Platform
Date of issue: November 4th 2013
Format files: PDF
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ISBN 13: 978149353914
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The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat: A Novel of Jesus of Nazareth A gem of narrative theology, set with unexpected truths in an irresistible story Jesus and the healing of a desert cat Mari is an Egyptian Mau living by her claws on the fringes of the Judean desert. Yeshua ben Yosef is a man with healing hands, seeking solitude in the wastes beyond Qumran. Their paths cross when Yeshua drives away a pack of wild dogs and rescues the wounded cat, carrying her in his arms to a wadi where he settles to pray. An unusual friendship grows up between them, deepened by Yeshua’s ability to speak with animals. From their earliest days, Mari’s observations illumine the road he must walk, and when he leaves the wilderness, she rides with him, hidden in a sling beneath his robe. In the way of cats, Mari treasures the hours she spends there, curled against Yeshua’s heart, dreaming with the rise and fall of his breast. Jesus of Nazareth, Mary Magdalene, and a Cat Although her forebears are Egyptian Mau, Mari is a stranger to civilization. Yeshua’s understanding of human hearts shapes her own, and her comments often surprise him into laughter. More than any other, she is Yeshua’s companion in the quiet times. Mari narrates the life of Jesus of Nazareth from a cat’s eye-view, frequently losing the thread of his teaching as she drowses, focusing instead on their times alone, or events she finds intriguing. When crowds press close for healing, she withdraws behind the folds of his robes. On her own, she pursues a friendship with Mary Magdalene, chastens loutish humans, and looks on as Yeshua transforms the very elements of Earth in his miracles. With Yeshua, Mari learns to love beyond the wont of cats. But in loving him, she discovers loneliness and fear of loss. How can a cat who lives in the eternal Now cope with sudden awareness of the future, with all its uncertainty and pain? A Gospel for Cats and Children As Yeshua’s words and miracles take hold of the hearts of the Palestinian people, his enemies’ attacks grow venomous, and tensions between Yeshua and Temple authorities escalate. In the end, all roads lead to the Passover festival in Jerusalem, where Mari experiences depths of wonder unsuspected by those caught up in the tumult around her.
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Read information about the authorC. L. Francisco has always chosen fiction for her downtime reading: “Fiction sneaks up on me, gets under my guard, and touches my heart in a way that non-fiction can’t,” she says. “It opens up new possibilities and sets me dreaming. For me, life-changing books have always been fiction. That’s probably why I chose to write a book like Yeshua’s Cat.”
Retired college professor C. L. Francisco’s faith reemerged several years ago after a time of radical doubt. Her conservative Christian upbringing, undergraduate years at Mount Holyoke College, year’s stay at L’Abri, early career years in art therapy, and PhD in world religions had all contributed to her confusion. But as a woman whose life had always been grounded in faith, she struggled to find her way again. Oddly enough, the voice of non-human nature spoke more clearly than any other—except for C. S. Lewis’ fiction, which she never abandoned. The whispers were faint at first, and often resulted in dead ends, but when they finally spoke clear, she found herself in the presence of the Christ who lives beyond all walls.
The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat emerged from Francisco’s desire to offer fellow strugglers a fresh perspective on Jesus of Nazareth. The book’s feline narrator speaks with the wise voice of a young cat whose death after a devastating wildfire provided Francisco with the impetus to begin the book.
Francisco has gone on to write A Cat Out of Egypt, a stand-alone prequel to Yeshua’s Cat, which introduces her original feline character’s many-times great-grandmother Miw, beloved of the child Yeshua. A Cat Out of Egypt is due for release October 15, 2014.
She is currently working on a third novel in the series, The Cats of Rekem.
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