Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rooms by James Rubart

This book reminded me somewhat of Ethel Barrett's Holy War, and in kind, somewhat of The Shack by William Young. Of course, it is unique and not a copy cat of other styles - but I only say the likeness, to show you a bit of how it affected me.

I always love Ethel Barrett's Story, describing  how the enemy attacked the eye gate, and the ear gate etc of the great city, seeking to breech it's walls and take control.

Rooms  on the other hand is the story of a one occupied / filled up by self and where self was overwhelmed by the gods/idols who came along with the territory. It is a story of God's intervention to bring freedom and life.

I admit, even as an avid fantasy reader, it took me half the book to really figure out it's not a straight forward tale of a man's life. It is beautifully written and has the effect of lingering and forcing me to consider it in the light of my own life and walk with the Lord. Below is the Authors own write up about his book. I am eager for his next two projected books to be published.


On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out.

Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning brand new nine-thousand square foot house. And after meeting Sarah Sabin at a nearby ice cream shop, he has two reasons to visit the beach every weekend.

When bizarre things start happening in the rooms of the home, Micah suspects they have some connection to his enigmatic new friend, Rick, the town mechanic. But Rick will only say the house is spiritual. This unnerves Micah because his faith slipped away like the tide years ago, and he wants to keep it that way.

But as he slowly discovers, the home isn’t just spiritual, it’s a physical manifestation of his soul, which God uses to heal Micah’s darkest wounds and lead him into an astonishing new destiny.

Available in all major bookstores and online.

Order from Barnes & Noble here. Order from Amazon here. Also available online from CBD, LifeWay, Books A Million, Family Christian Stores, and others.

I personally ordered this book at Alibris as my own book seller of choice.

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