OH.MY.GOODNESS. How on earth do I start this review? How do I put it into words what I feel about this book? There are so many things I'm feeling right now! That was ABSOLUTELY amazing. God truly spoke to me through James L. Rubart's words. I enjoy nearly every book I read, but few are so powerful that they leave me speechless and raw afterward. But, boy, did this one sure do that! The plot line of facing your past, no matter how horrible or rough it maybe, forgiving yourself, others and your past, and moving forward with God by your side is absolutely captivating. Rubart did an excellent job of creating Micah and Sarah, two souls struggling and gripping my heart. This story has a tad bit of humor and just a twist of suspense added to it leaving you hungry for each new page and unable to put the book the down. So, please trust me when I say that you MUST give Rooms a try. It's most definitely worthy of top of the list, 5 star recommendations along with two thumbs up. This book will be in my heart for along time to come! Great work!!!
Rooms by James L. Rubart is about a young man named Micah Taylor, a deceased uncle and a house on the Oregon coast. Micah's uncle leaves Micah an extraordinary house that was built specially for him. A house that has some special rooms.Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. If you enjoy reading any of Frank Peretti's work, you will definitely like this book. The plot definitely has some great twists and turns. The main character, Micah Taylor, is a successfully talented young man, who has inherited a house from an uncle he only met once in his life. The house is built in Canon Beach, Oregon, one of the most beautiful areas in the state. It's a place where Micah has lots of memories that he would rather forget and a place he really has no desire to return to. James Rubart is an excellent story-teller and once you open this book and start reading it, you won't be able to put it down. The characters in this book come alive and real and you become a part of the story and the story becomes a part of you. It will challenge your faith and what you believe, just as Micah is challenged in his faith. If your faith is at an all-time low, this will definitely give you hope and a direction to go in to strengthen your faith.Suspense, intrigue, romance, hope, love, mysteries and more mysteries... this book has it all.
I have a very large stack of TBR (to be read) books. I always feel behind. But when I saw this book advertized for the Kindle I could not resist. I ordered it and read it within a couple of days. It held my attention and I could not put it down easily.I have The Shack in my TBR pile too, but because of the controversy surrounding that book it has not made it's way to the top of my pile. I highly recommend ROOMS. I did not find any untruthful presentation of God in the allegory of this story.I believe Christians can be rich. But if you have any doubts that the path you are following pleases God, then riches can be wrong. Think about it, poverty can be wrong too. It all depends on if you live your life to honor God.This book really made me stop and think and I like that in a novel.
Looking for a workout for you heart and mind? A novel that will challenge your motivations and the way you live your life? Grab yourself a copy of James Rubart's Rooms and prepare to confront your deepest desires and impulses.Rooms is the compelling story of software prodigy Micah Taylor who is forced to face both the beauty and destructiveness of his own soul, after receiving an inheritance that fits his every unspoken desire. With a mind bending premise, Rooms is a provocative and complex revelation of the human psyche in a thoroughly entertaining and tightly woven tale with long lasting impact. Suspenseful, romantically satisfying and spiritually significant, Rooms is without question, a must read.