Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Chair by James L. Rubart * A Review

If someone gave you a chair and said it was made by Jesus Christ, would you believe them?

When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe's antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was crafted by Jesus, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed two days after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts wondering . . . could this chair heal the person whose life Corin destroyed twelve years ago?

As word spreads of the boy's healing, a mega-church pastor is determined to manipulate Corin into turning over the chair. And that mysterious woman who gave him the piece flits in and out of his life like a shadow, insinuating it's Corin’s destiny to guard the chair above everything else. But why?

Desperate, he turns to the one person he can trust, a college history professor who knows more about the legend of the chair than he'll reveal. Corin's life shatters as he searches for the truth about the artifact and the unexplained phenomena surrounding it. What’s more, he's not the only one willing do almost anything to possess the power seemingly connected to the chair.

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (September 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1433671522
ISBN-13: 978-1433671524
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. He serves on the board of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and lives with his wife and sons in Seattle, Washington.

  The Chair is the third book James L. Rubart has written and it’s the third book of his that I’ve read and reviewed, and all I can say is Mr. Rubart is a born storyteller and has many stories to tell.
  His books are not like your regular books. James L. Rubart puts really meaning and feeling in all of his books. I really enjoyed the story, but also the spiritual insight. He really makes you feel what the characters are feeling, whether it be hate, indifference, sorrow, fear or love, peace and forgiveness. You really get into James books and you will be reading them really fast.
  Like in the novel The Chair God will let things happen to you to get you to come to Him. Through pain, fear or complete loneliness. Sometimes when we have nothing left  that’s when God can talk to us.
  The Chair is so very interesting, and the characters are intriguing. The characters are very strong and well-developed.
I just enjoyed The Chair so very much and highly recommend it to you.
Personal Note: If anyone has the paperback copy of James L. Rubart’s first book Rooms, I would love to swap books with you. I have Rooms in ebook form, but want it for my bookshelf. If anyone is interested send me an email at wandaelaine at gmail dot com and I will send you the list of books I have. Thanks everyone!

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Thank you to the author for providing this book for review. 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

1 comment:

keri said...

I loved this book. It's a fast-paced suspense novel, but at the heart of it, the story is really about healing--both inner and outer. It was a great blend of suspense, action and a story of someone whose life and heart is unexpectedly transformed. It really made me wonder about the power of religious relics! The author has a great website and blog at http://www.jimrubart.com/
you can see the book trailer, which is very intriguing, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iytXKUctLYk