The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge

A Novel


By Jim Kraus

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A light-hearted love story about a young couple brought together by a four-legged bandit.

When a stray dog helps himself to a bone from a display in the supermarket, he doesn’t know his actions will brand him a criminal and spark a romance between two humans. Stewart Coolidge works as a bag boy at the store, and his outraged boss offers a reward and demands Stewart catch the thieving animal. He fails at that, but now he finally has the perfect excuse to talk to his cute neighbor, Lisa.

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.


  • "The Dog that Saved Stewart Coolidge is the charming story of a bag boy tasked with finding a dog who stole a bone from the grocery. Along the way he discovers the life changing power of hope and love."
    Simple Grace magazine
  • "Kraus has a way of writing about animals that helps us to reflect on the amazement of God and life....The dog, Hubert, is funny and has some brilliant insights."
    RT Book Reviews
  • "Who can resist a sweet book about an intuitive dog with a big heart?...[It] will touch readers' hearts."
    RT Book Reviews on Conversations with Saint Bernard%2C starred review
  • "...charming novel...."
    Publishers Weekly on The Dog That Talked to God
  • "Kraus is good....While it's harder to believe that a cat will walk with its owner than to believe it is a sign from God, the suspension of disbelief is most enjoyable."
    Publishers Weekly on The Cat That God Sent
  • "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 on The Dog That Talked to God

On Sale
Oct 27, 2015
Page Count
336 pages

Jim Kraus

About the Author

Jim Kraus is a longtime writer and editor who has authored or co-authored more than twenty books, both fiction and nonfiction. Jim and his wife, novelist Terri Kraus, and one son, live in the Chicago area with a sweet miniature schnauzer and an ill-tempered Siberian cat.

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