About the Author
Sometimes admitting you know nothing is the only way to see what you do know. Retired college professor C. L. Francisco’s faith reemerged several years ago after a time of struggle and radical doubt. A Southern Baptist childhood, a liberal college education in the midst of late 60’s protest movements, a year at Swiss L’Abri, several years as an art therapist in an inner city psychiatric unit, and a PhD in world religions all contributed to the confusion of her early life. But as a woman whose life had always been grounded in faith, she determined to begin her search anew. Oddly enough, it was the voice of non-human nature that spoke most clearly—that and a stubborn attachment to C. S. Lewis’ fiction. 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.