Rooms is being touted as another great among Christian allegories, such as Dinner with A Perfect Stranger or The Shack. I believe it will be the Twenty-first Centurys Hinds Feet on High Places or Pilgrims Progress. Following Micahs journey of discovery is an eye-opening - or perhaps I should say a soul-stirring - experience. As a Christian, I related to Micahs faith journey, his confusion, doubts, hot one moment and cold the next. But its Rubarts masterful imagination that makes this story so amazing. Rooms is not a chapter-a-night book; its a one-sitting-read. A thrilling page-turner, and a keeper in my permanent library. Rooms is the book I will purchase for Christmas gifts this year. Rooms is a must-buy book. Novel Reviews and I give it 5 stars and our highest recommendation.
Do you have hidden rooms in your soul? Rooms that you would rather no one see or know about? Micah Taylor is about to find out what is in the rooms of his soul.Micah is a software tycoon in Seattle. Very successful, penthouse apartment, all the money he could ever want. Everything is going fine until he receives a letter from a long dead uncle whom he has never met. This letter informs Micah that a house was built for him, on the Oregon coast, in Cannon Beach. Micah has been on Cannon Beach before. He loved it, but he never wants to see it again.Micah goes to Cannon Beach with every intention of selling this house and returning to Seattle, to his successful life. When he walks into the 9,000 square foot house he suddenly feels like hes home. Everything feels familiar and like him. Then things, strange things, start to happen in this house. Doors that werent there before appear. Rooms that hold strange and amazing things await him. He begins to think that maybe he can make this a weekend getaway, decide later if he really wants to sell it. He meets Sarah Sabin at the local ice cream parlor. Shes gorgeous and very likable. Micah thinks maybe he CAN stay around a little while longer. He meets Rick, a local gas station owner, who he becomes fast friends with. He asks around town about his house and is told that it is spiritual. This doesnt sit well with Micah since his faith slid to the bottom of his priority list years ago.This is one of those books that I just didnt want to put down until I finished it! But I did have to return to real life every now and then! James makes his characters very believable. I thoroughly enjoyed Rooms and will definitely pick it up again for another read through. It made me very aware of the secret rooms I have in my own soul.rooms that I need to clean out and let God inhabit.
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.