A Gift from Bob: How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas by James Bowen


Book Description:

Street Cat Bob and James, stars of bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob that touched millions around the world, spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together in a new adventure.

From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB, touched millions around the world.
In this new story of their journey together, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times – providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.

My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of James and Bob and couldn’t resist this Christmas edition.

If you haven’t read any of the other books yet it isn’t a problem as James goes over the basics of what you need to know with out it feeling repetitive for readers who have read them. It easily reads as a stand alone and if your looking for a read that has a deeper meaning of Christmas than just money and presents then look no further.

Through James and Bob we get to see what life is like for people living on the streets at the coldest time of the year. This book sees James slightly better off than those on the streets but even then he is still struggling to make ends meet and provide him and Bob with heat, electric and food in their small flat.

If anything this book really brought home to me about what Christmas is all about. It’s not about the receiving but the giving and the fact that some of the people that are giving have very little themselves was totally humbling.

James and Bob are just an amazing duo and deserve all the success that has happened to them. Goes to show a mans best friend isn’t always a dog!

An inspiring and humbling read.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

A Gift From Bob is available to purchase from Amazon.

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