Soul's Gate - eBook
Has there ever been a time in your life where you wish someone could come inside your soul and fix what's broken? Take away your past regrets and make all things fresh and new? Yes, we've all been there, done that. We've made our mistakes. Sometimes that's what limits our growth today - when we focus on our regrets. Meet Reece Roth. Soul traveler. Soul healer. Teacher. Man with a tragic past. And an awesome destiny. All he has to do? Embrace it and be/do what God created him to do.
This book was well-written and engaging. Is there anything else we would expect from James Rubart? I didn't think so. The author of Rooms, Book of Days, and The Chair, he takes us on another wild ride. One thing I did miss? Romance. I kept wanting the two main characters to get together and, well, I was bummed. Another issue for me was that it seemed that God was kind of portrayed like a puppet. Say a few magic words, say you have tons of faith, and BAM God will give you exactly what you want. That left me a little wanting, I suppose.
Overall, I think it was very good and well written, and I was glad to pick up a book and not have to worry about swearing or inappropriate scenes.
*I was given a copy in exchange for my honest review, and these thoughts are my own.
November 24, 2013
Wild, Refreshing, Dangerous.
This story of Soul's Gate is as wild as a mountain waterfall, as refreshing as the smell of pinon pine and it glows more brightly than a campfire.
This is a story about the soul....
It is as complex as the lives of several individual people: Dana, Brandon, Marcus, Tamera and Reece, who are the fulfillment of an amazing prophecy.
Reece, appointed to be the leader, will train the four in how to enter human souls and wage war through the power of Christ on the evil that kills, steals, and destroys.
Together, these four warriors of the Kingdom will bind up the broken-hearted, set captives free and tear down strongholds. This is spiritual warfare.
I thought this book sounded really unique when Litfuse announced that volume two, Memory's Door would be touring soon. When the awesome Litfuse Group offered *both* books to people who had missed book one, I knew I needed to read them.
Then they came.... and I looked at them and thought "I'm going to read two thick books on spiritual warfare? Yikes!" You know what? Once I started Soul's Gate I didn't want to stop...and I was glad I had the next book waiting for me. This book is written as a novel, featuring main characters whose first reaction to Reece's teaching was much like my first reaction to this book: "I'm really not all that into spiritual warfare, but I sure like Reece's Christianity." They agree that Reece, a big guy who wears his Stetson cowboy hat and knows when to be tough on you and when you need tenderness, is the real deal as far as a follower of Christ.
And it's that sense of genuineness that helps to keep them all from stealing the car and escaping when Reece begins teaching them things that stretch their narrow understanding of "reality." Like Reece explains, *Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality that we live in 99 percent of our days.*
And it all begins at a place that captured my heart as I read, a place that lives through James Rubart's descriptive writing: Well Spring Ranch. This place is beautiful, peaceful, and "The curtain is thinner there." In Dana, Marcus, and Brandon's lives, their transformation and renewal begins at Well Spring.
But it most certainly does not end there. It never will end. The journey of knowing God and living for Him in the power of Christ will not end in this life and will never end in eternity.
September 4, 2013
Another excellent novel by James Rubart
Once again I am blown away by the creativity and story telling of James Rubart. The book is very thought provoking and makes you reflect upon your own life in comparison while you are reading it. It's a must own/read!
July 18, 2013
This is the second book I have read by this author. Rooms was the first and I loved that book. I have mixed emotions about this book and it is hard to review. While the author made me think a little more about certain scripture was good. I did not like the characters as well as I should have. One character was way too cocky for me. If you were chosen to help people fight for their souls I would think it would be very humbling. It is fiction and certain parts were interesting. I did not like the author using a swear word. He is a good writer and it added nothing to the story. This is one reason I read Christian Fiction, to get away from reading these words. This book did not spiritually move me as it did a lot of other reviewers. I will read more of this author but do not think I will be reading the second book in this series.
May 30, 2013