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 Best Selling Books A Street Cat Named Bob And The World According To Bob, Touched Millions Around The World In This New Story From Their Journey Together, James Looks Back At An Early Christmas They Spent On The Streets And How Bob Helped Him Through One Of His Toughest Times Teaching Him The True Meaning Of Christmas And Bringing Home To Him In How Many Ways Bob Has Saved His Life This book is a very emotional thought provoking insight into the lives of James and his faithful cat Bob as they face another Christmas together with hardly any money As with all James Bowen s books it grabs your attention from the start as he describes how his financial worries escalate in a freezing cold lead up to Christmas This book is the best Christmas gift of all for anyone who reads it as it highlights so well what the real meaning of Christmas should be A truly heart warming emotional book which everyone should read. Although it only took a couple of hours to read this book, it was a morning well spent in the company of James and Bob Not to mention Belle who is an important part of both their lives.But I feel a particular vote of thanks goes to Garry Jenkins, the co writer without whom I think these books would not have been written, or at least would not have been so readable The Bob books may be easy to read but this style of writing is difficult to achieve Garry has drawn out the story from James and written it in such a way that it is as if James is speaking to us directly and sometimes I can see Bob s antics as clearly as if I were watching a movie.This book particularly brings home how hard life is for those folk who are homeless and destitute, the invisible and the rejected James wanted to highlight that side of his life to encourage his audience to have sympathy and generosity to those less fortunate than ourselves, to those who do not have a friend like the Street cat named Bob.PS We went to a signing session for this book in Nottingham and, although the queue was over two hours long, and James had to meet over two hundred people, he remained polite and friendly to each of us Bob, secure in James s company slept through the whole event Our copy now has James s signature, personalised to us, and with a paw stamp from Bob. Another amazing and totally thought provoking story from James Bowen Yes, I read the first one because I love cats, I read the next couple because I became so interested in this man who managed to drag himself out of a terrible situation I had never realised before reading the first book how incredibly painful it was to come off methadone, and I think he is amazing yes, I know I have used that word already His relationship with Bob, so well described, is wonderful long may Bob continue My congratulations also to his co writer, Garry, who, I am sure, has helped immensely in making these books so readable.I would like to know if James ever found the earrings for Belle.Thank you for making me think, James and btw, I have always, as long as I can remember contributed to St Martins in the Fields Christmas Appeal now I am even glad I do. Absolutely fabulous I would recommend all James and Bob s books to everyone to read After experiencing the challenge of trying to save a rescue cat I am delighted to know that Bob is thoroughly enjoying his life and we look forward to meeting James and Bob as soon as we can visit the UK As a Coach and a Mentor these books have helped me to understand that when you find the reason that you want to make a change or changes to your life, making those changes one step at a time becomes a lot easier Thank you James and Bob for your inspiration. My hubby gave me the Streetcat Named Bob World According to Bob omnibook at Christmas, and I got hooked on the Streetcat named Bob The story is a how this person cat saved my life story, but is told in such an entertaining way, you tend to forget that this book is merely an extended version of a story to be found in a Streetcat Named Bob.This book, as with the Love of Bob and Bob No Ordinary Cat, is most likely best enjoyed by younger readers from 11 years up , but even adults will enjoy it as well. What a wonderful and heartwarming book Great story telling, beautiful creation of the atmosphere of the scenes James and particularly Bob are amazing All the very best of luck to them It is one of the best Christmas books I have read and I highly recommend it. With all of James s books, his stories and experiences keep people informed and educated about the hardships faced by the most vulnerable in society Even when he had nothing Everyone could learn from him and the world would be a better place.