I was just looking through fiction ebooks when I came upon this book. The publishers description made it sound very interesting to me. I started reading reviews and realized they were giving the whole story away so I quit reading them and just ordered the book. It was amazing. Nothing earthshattering but I couldn't put it down. I hope I'm not giving anything away but when he was talking to himself and tried to convince himself that he should walk away from God and go back to his billion dollar company, it really made me think. The voice that talks to us, we need to make sure we are listening very closely and be sure it is the voice of God. The author has great insight and imagination to come up with this book. Makes me wonder if were given the chance would we change some bad decisions we've made along the way. This was my first book by this author and then immediately bought "The Chair"
Having it all is almost never what it sounds like. In this book, Micah Taylor, the main character comes to discover that what he has and what he really wants are two entirely different things. When he receives a house as his inheritance, he begins a journey that will change him and those around him in unexpected ways.
The book covers a lot of territory, in terms of time and faith, and it does it in a pretty compelling way. I would say that while I enjoyed the story for the most part, I was disappointed in the ending. There were no loose ends, really, it just felt abrupt. I liked the characters, and wanted to understand more about what happened next. Especially since there was a story line about Micah using his talents, but it never seemed that he used them in any particular way.
The book's premise is a good one, and the storytelling is solid. I liked the spiritual component as well - it definitely captured my attention, and set me to thinking about my own walk with Christ. Understanding how the Holy Spirit works in a Christian's life is never easy to portray, and I think James Rubart did an excellent job of putting that in a unique context that is fanciful but real enough to work.
Overall, the book is worth its price, and I would recommend it to someone who was looking for something to read, especially someone who I thought could benefit from some of the lessons and ideas in the story. I certainly gained something, and that is always worth the price of admission for me.
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