RoomsJames L. Rubart
Contemporary Fiction On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a pran... Read More
On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning brand new nine-thousand square foot house. And after meeting Sarah Sabin at a nearby ice cream shop, he has two reasons to visit the beach every weekend. When bizarre things start happening in the rooms of the home, Micah suspects they have some connection to his enigmatic new friend, Rick, the town mechanic. But Rick will only say the house is spiritual. This unnerves Micah because his faith slipped away like the tide years ago, and he wants to keep it that way. But as he slowly discovers, the home isn't just spiritual, it's a physical manifestation of his soul, which God uses to heal Micah's darkest wounds and lead him into an astonishing new destiny.
"An extraordinary read. Part "The Screwtape Letters," part "The Shack.""
--Robert Liparulo, best-selling author of "Comes a Horseman"
"A profound spiritual tale spun with imaginative flair. I'm looking forward to more from Jim Rubart."
--James Scott Bell, best-selling author of "Try Fear"
"Unforgettable. The kind of book that is talked about long after the last page has been turned. The universe of readers is richer because of this debut novel."
--Alton Gansky, author of "Enoch" and "Certain Jeopardy"
"Two words about "Rooms": blown away. It's been a long time since I read anything this unique and truly creative, and even longer since a book held me in such rapt attention during the moments I was reading it--and long after."
--Deborah Raney, author of the Clayburn novels
Page Count: 400
Dimensions: 8.30" (L) x 5.40" (W) x 1.10" (D)
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Apr 1, 2010
- UPC: 9780805448887
- Height: 1.1
- Width: 5.4
- Length: 8.3
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 385
- Publish Date: Apr 1, 2010
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042000"
- ISBN: 0805448888
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- Awesome! by Gloria on 12/4/2011
This book was very intriguing in that things kept changing and the plot just kept getting thicker! I was gripped. (I actually found this in a senior thrift store in New Braunfels, TX, and read it over Spring Break! I have now loaned it out to a friend and anticipate the next release by this author, The Chair.)
One thing this book lacked was an active life change as he became a new follower of Christ. Although the author identifies Micah as a wanderer amidst financial idolatry, he struggles to regain what faith he once had while he overcomes ghosts from the past. The Lord keeps after him, but what I missed was any desire or decision to connect with a local church. He remains an island in his faith. That connection would make the story more solid in it's ending. People seem to drift in and out of the story, so it feels more empty in his journey, while it seems that people are walking with him. What is neat is how the Lord reveals himself to Micah. There is a touch of sci-fi in this book.