Jesus as a carpenter on earth would have done outstanding work, since that's how God always functions. So it's logical a chair Jesus made might still exist. That's an initial premise in this â€˜difficult to put down' book.
But Corin Roscoe doesn't believe in Jesus, the chair or the mysterious woman who gave him the ancient piece of furniture.
Then a young boy who sits in the chair is healed of severe asthma. The healing becomes known and others want the chair, some for good and some for devious reasons. Corin begins to wonder what the chair might do for him---and a paraplegic twin brother. IF he can keep it hidden from the wrong people. And if the chair really does heal. And if he isn't killed by desperate and supposedly helpful people.
The twists and surprises in this tale prove Rubart's skill as a writer of unusual stories that can impact readers in life-changing ways.
Corin runs an antique store. When an elderly lady he doesn't know brings him a chair and says it was made by Jesus Christ, Corin really doesn't believe her. She tells him he must always keep the chair and guard it by all means. When a boy sits in the chair and is cured of his asthma Corin wonders if the chair was truly made by Jesus. As the word spreads about the chair, Corin faces the temptation of wealth to sell it. Rubart is a great storyteller who weaves within this book mystery, romance, danger, betrayal, forgiveness, and family loyalty. If you haven't read one of Rubart's books, what are you waiting for?
Love this author's ability to deal with every day human flaws such as unforgiveness, reconciliation, greed, pride and always bring it back to the only One who can redeem us and make us whole, Jesus Christ.
So refreshing to be able to pick up a book that has plenty of action and drama without indecent language, gore, etc.
I enjoyed The Chair. I was a smidgen skeptical at first, because when an author writes a story about an object that is imbued with power, there is a strong possibility that the theology of such a book is not going to be all that accurate. In this story, however, the theology starts out seeming a little sketchy, but in the end, it pulls together in a way that is both refreshing and interesting. Any book that has intrigue and conspiracy theories to rival The DaVinci Code without losing sight of the Truth is worthy of a recommendation, from my perspective. And so it is with The Chair.
An antiquities dealer who is also an adrenaline junkie is given a gift - an antique chair. As he learns more about this unexpected item, he is uncertain as to what should be done with it. He begins to consider the ways in which the chair might help him in many ways, but in the end the ways the chair actually helps him are unexpected and wondrous.
This story is about redemption, reconciliation, and restoration. The story of the two brothers in the story is at times sad and tragic, and it is a reminder that what seems irrevocable on earth is often the most fragile. There are relationship dimensions throughout the story that weave together in a way that demonstrate the true ways in which people can hurt or help each other on a daily basis.
In the end, The Chair is a book that shows that Jesus is more than what we expect, and that through Him, we are able to be changed in ways we never thought possible. I will reiterate - I enjoyed The Chair, and I was pleasantly surprised by its message and its story.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255